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India Joins World’s Largest Equity Investment Markets Forum Appalla Saikiran Named International Partner for India at WBAF
Posted May 23, 2022
Through this inclusion, Indian stakeholders like angel investors, incubation centers, companies, accelerators and emerging entrepreneurs will have access to global leaders in the same ecosystem.
In a major development, India has now become a proud member of the world’s largest equity investment markets forum, achieving an unprecedented scale of connectivity with the global investment ecosystem. As part of this inclusion, a dynamic and passionate young Indian entrepreneur, Appalla Saikiran, Founder and CEO of SCOPE, a holistic new-age platform, has been appointed as an International Partner for India. He will soon represent India at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF).
This breakthrough opens up immense opportunities for Indian players such as local angel investors, corporates, accelerators, private equity funds, co-investment funds, technology parks and pioneering entrepreneurs to connect with peers worldwide and leaders in the same field. The incorporation of India, the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, into WBAF offers myriad opportunities for the Indian entrepreneurial universe to thrive immensely. This significant progress essentially opened the floodgates for large-scale businesses and, therefore, notable economic development.
Appalla Saikiran, Founder and CEO of SCOPE and newly appointed International Partner for India, said, “To be named an International Partner for India is a great honor and a source of great pride. I am delighted to have this opportunity. Inclusion in WBAF gives high-potential entrepreneurs and fast-growing startups a much-needed boost by providing access to world leaders in the same field. It offers many opportunities for every stakeholder to leverage the knowledge, experience and insights of these great minds to take the right step forward in their journey. India’s startup ecosystem is at a stage where it needs more maturity, inclusiveness and support to improve and enhance its existing capabilities. And by being included in WBAF, we will now have access to these opportunities. I’m sure this latest move will be a historic milestone in India’s fast-growing startup ecosystem. »
It is pertinent to mention that WBAF is an Affiliate Partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). The forum is committed to boosting global economic development by providing startups with financial instruments. He also works hard to promote gender equality to ensure talent can shine in all sectors of the global economy.