Asian Business Angel Forum

11th, 12th & 13th
October 2017


Asian Business Angel Forum (ABAF)

Asia’s Largest Start-Up Investor Gathering

In 2017, Sri Lanka will play host to the Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) Asia's ONLY investor conference that brings together Angel Investors, HNI's (High Net Worth individuals), Venture Capitalists and other key stakeholders to one platform that discusses such topics on global start-up trends and best practices, what’s trending and techniques of investing amongst a host of topics. This annual conference attracts over 200 participants from across the globe.

Hosting the event in Sri Lanka is the Lankan Angel Network (LAN) Sri Lanka’s pioneering Business Angel Network with over 75 member investors who have collectively invested more than Rs. 1Billion across 25 local start-ups. LAN’s focus is to pave the way for local start-ups to reshape the future of Sri Lanka and its economy through the injection of seed capital enabling our local start-ups to scale globally.


Dates 11th 12th and 13th October 2017
Venue Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Conference Theme “Cross Border Investing”
Organizer Lankan Angel Network

Discounted room rates for ABAF delegates at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
For more information get in touch with
Jaime - / +94777039889

Why Should You Attend

  • Networking with over 40 international Angel Investors, HNIs (High Net Worth individuals) and Venture Capitalists.
  • Once in a lifetime exposure to heavyweights from the global startup sphere.
  • A fantastic opportunity to see investment opportunities Sri Lanka’s startup ecosystem has to offer.
  • Learning from experiences shared by both global and local entrepreneurs, with key takeaways.
  • In-depth discussions on trends, techniques of investing, best practices and more with over 200 participants from across the globe.

our speakers

Dr. Clarence Tan

Former Ambassador/ Tech Speaker/ Entrepreneur - Singularity University


Dr. Yehoshua (Shuki) Gleitman

Chairman - GIBF Guangzhou Israel Biotech Fund


Pankaj Jain

Member/ Investment Committee


Brigitte Baumann Gervais

Founder/ CEO - Go Beyond Early Stage Investing


Jordan Green

Chairman - ABAF/ Melbourne Angels


Venture Engine

Running in conjunction will be Venture Engine, an annual entrepreneurship program that creates a platform for Sri Lanka entrepreneurs to accelerate their business to the next level – ABAF Colombo will be geared to create maximum opportunities for investors to experience the start-up culture in the country and engage directly with entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2012 to date 19 businesses have been funded through Venture Engine, while many more have benefitted from the mentoring and exposure provided.