WIPA Governance Structure, Departments and Committees


WIPA is a global initiative of the World Business Angels Investment Forum – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), governed by its own board of directors. The Board comprises the following executive council members of the WBAF Global Start-up Committee who have a mixture of entrepreneurial, technical and governance experience and expertise.

The Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS) is an international co-investment platform for angel investors, start-ups, high-growth businesses and scale-ups. The Global Start-up Committee of the World Business Angels Investment Forum is committed to helping the next generation of great companies move forward and to showcase the world’s top start-ups and scale-ups (typically, funded companies in the process of raising €100K–€10M) at the Global Fundraising Stage, establishing a superior deal pipeline that connects investors with superior start-ups, who through training and mentorship, help the next generation of companies that are raising capital to grow and scale their businesses. The Global Fundraising Stage bridges the gap between qualified investors and entrepreneurs, creating a global community that attracts the best deal flow and the most knowledgeable experts. It fosters continuous and evolving interaction between community members.


Global Startup Investment Promotion Agency