The World Business Angels Investment Forum has been lauded as ‘The World’s Best Institution Supporting International Finance’ at a gathering of more than 200 high-net-worth individuals from across Europe and the US in Samara, in the Russian Federation. Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum, attended the awards ceremony.
(London) The World Business Angels Investment Forum – a partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, received the award at the Global Investment Awards Ceremony at the International Early-Stage Investment Summit 2018. The conference brought together in Samara more than 200 elite business angels and investors from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. A part of the Summit, the highly anticipated Global Investment Awards Ceremony took place on the evening of 8 June 2018. The Russian Trade Association for Business Angels and Early Stage Equity Markets (NBAA) presents the Global Investment Awards 2018 – for individuals and organizations that made a significant contribution to the development of the venture capital market.
The International Early-Stage Investment Summit is one of Europe’s largest and most encompassing international business angel events, held every year in cooperation with outstanding global affiliates.
Vitaly Polekhin, President of the Russian Trade Association for Business Angels, Board Member of the Brussels-based Trade Association of EBAN, and Co-chair of the Volga Angels says, ‘The Global investment Awards salute those who stand out in imagining, discussing, and shaping the future of an entrepreneurial world. Given the diverse challenges the world is facing in the twenty-first century, it is important to recognise that international business and cross-border investments can have a major impact on our future, offering new ways to increase economic opportunities and to foster social justice. The World Business Angels Investment Forum contributes to that impact by driving positive changes that will facilitate international business. Fostering international business and cross-border investments that affect both economic and social arenas is a hallmark of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. The international jury unanimously selected the World Business Angels Investment Forum as the recipient of the award for the World’s Best Institution Supporting International Finance.’
The organizer of the Volga Angels 2018 summit is the Fund of Development the Venture Capital Investments in Samara, with the support of the Samara Region Government. The operator is YellowRockets.
About the International Early-Stage Investors Summits – Volga Angels
The International Early-Stage Investors Summit, organised by the Volga Angels, is the largest meeting in Russia of business angels, seed funds, accelerators and other players in early-stage markets. Professionals in the field come together every year in Russia to discuss the main issues and trends of the venture market and to give newcomers a hands-on experience of early-stage investing and opportunities to co-invest with leading experts.
About Global Investment Awards
Through the Global Investment Awards, the Volga Angels celebrates high growth and success in the angel and early-stage investment market – recognising the fastest-growing brands and acknowledging the founders, angels, crowd-funders and early-stage venture capital investors who are behind them. Open to both companies and investors, these awards seek to recognise the year’s most disruptive new market entrants and provide a definitive list of the most exciting individuals and organisations to watch in the angel and early-stage investment space.
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is an international organisation aiming to ease access to finance for businesses from start-up to scale-up to exit, with the ultimate goal of generating more jobs and more social justice worldwide. It is committed to collaborating globally to empower world economic development by creating innovative financial instruments for entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, scale-ups, high-growth businesses and SMEs.
The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries, and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is the Honorary Patron of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).
The World Business Angels Investment Forum interacts with leaders in all areas of society — first and foremost in business and political spheres — to help assess needs and establish goals, bearing in mind that the public interest is of paramount importance. WBAF engages with a wide range of institutions — public and private, local and international, commercial and academic — to help shape the global agenda. WBAF holds that, with the participation of individuals and institutions from multiple sectors and from all parts of society, real progress can be achieved.