On September 27, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian received Luigi Amati, President of Business Angels Europe, and Brigitte Baumann of GoBeyond, who had travelled to Armenia to provide trainings under the auspices of the ESIL programme.
They participated in the IT conference for business leaders and investors, as well as provided consulting on matters relating to attraction of investments and formation of startups economic structures.
They discussed how to create favourable conditions for foreign investors and simplify the process, as well as emphasising the importance of early stage investors, as they will ensure the continuous growth of large enterprises. Afterwards, the guests stated that they aim to further develop the culture of angel investors in Armenia.
Amati had never been in Armenia before, and noted with enthusiasm his interest in creating a connection with the Armenian startup ecosystem. “I am already interested in Armenian teams, and through BANA I will get to know the ideas of Armenian innovators more thoroughly. My goal is to join the BANA angels and invest in Armenia," he said.