As announced by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, Heather Flannery, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Equideum Health, has been appointed as International Partner for United States of America and an Advisor on the WBAF USA Board.
International Partner and WBAF USA Board Advisor Heather Flannery to represent United States of America at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum. The inclusion of United States of America in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for United States of America’s start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
With this new appointment, United States of America has joined the largest forum of the world’s equity investment
markets and will now be able to connect more with the global investors market, which will open up splendid
opportunities for the country. Now local United States of America angel investors, incubation centres, accelerators, private equity funds, co-investment funds, technology parks, corporate ventures and aspiring entrepreneurs will have more opportunity to connect with global leaders in the same field.
The inclusion of United States of America in WBAF provides a wide range of opportunities for United States of
America’s start-ups, scaleups and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.
Baybars Altuntas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Business Angels Investment Forum says “As an
affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnerships for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fin techs and other relevant institutions. We are confident about our contribution to the economic development of the country by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems. We strongly believe that United States of America will soon become a country that can foster the development of its economy in a more entrepreneurial atmosphere.”
About the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels
Investment Forum (WBAF) is committed to collaborating globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for startups, scaleups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs and to promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all sectors of the world economy. WBAF invites
you to join our global efforts to ease access to finance, promote financial inclusion, and create more jobs and social justice.
WBAF accomplishes its mission through various parties and channels. These include: 138 high commissioners,
senators and international partners from 79 countries; 7 country offices on 5 continents; the WBAF Business School and its more than 50 faculty members from 32 countries; and 5 international working committees. WBAF also has an angel investment fund, partnerships with 12 global institutions, and economic cooperation agreements with 5 governments. The WBAF World Congress, held in February of each year, hosts at least 5 summits and numerous other events, including a Global Fundraising Stage and a World Excellence Awards ceremony. WBAF also boasts a number of publications, among which are the WBAF Business School Journal, World Class Startup Magazine, and Angel Investor Review Online.
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. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is the Honorary Patron of the GPFI.
About Heather Flannery
Heather Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Equideum Health, a spin-off from ConsenSys AG
effective March 2nd, 2020. ConsenSys Health rebranded to Equideum Health on January 18th, 2022 to better describe its vision of health equity and data liquidity, powered by Ethereum. Equideum Health is a ConsenSys, Microsoft, Intel, and Nokia Bell Labs partner and a ConsenSys Mesh and Global Blockchain Ventures portfolio company. Heather is ViceChair and Founding Chair of the IEEE SA Open P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain and trusted AI in healthcare and life sciences), served as FY19 and FY20 Vice Chair and FY21 Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science. Ms. Flannery is also an active keynote speaker. She lives in Washington, DC.
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Secretary General, World Business Angels Investment Forum