In recent years, Corporate Venture Capital and Angel Investment have boomed globally. In the first quarter of this year, venture capital funds accounted for nearly 17% of the total venture capital dollars invested, more than double its share five years ago. Furthermore, over 90% of the early-stage investments in Europe now come from angel investor capital, with the total size of the world’s early-stage investment market expected to exceed 50 billion USD by 2020. Not to mention, OECD reports show that over 96% of the world economy is now driven by SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups. In response, many governments have begun to understand the importance of the early-stage investment market in the creation of new jobs and social justice for their countries, and have startes to implement new regulations that provide tax incentives for angel investors, corporate ventures and start-ups. WBAF 2017 invites you to join 5 Fireside Chats and 15 Panel Discussion at the WBAF 2017 Annual Meeting, bringing together key players from global equity markets to debate and discuss these important topics, and many more, in an effort to better connect the early-stage market ecosystem and ease access to Smart Finance.
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