GAIN was launched in 2011 by the Venture Capital Trust Fund. In 2021, Impact Investing Ghana, the Ghana National Advisory Board for Impact Investing took over the hosting of the GAIN secretariat. GAIN was restructured into the apex body for angel networks in Ghana to support the creation and growth of angel networks. In addition, we bring together a small group of leading angel investors in Ghana who invest in small and growing businesses.
GAIN sends out information to its members on screened companies that are fundraising. Members select companies they find interesting and companies are introduced to interested members to pitch their ideas and receive funding. The network is a resource for businesses in Ghana.
GAIN has quarterly networking events where ongoing deals are discussed. New deals are introduced to members and some selected entrepreneurs are invited to pitch to members.
Impact Investing Ghana provides a secretariat for GAIN. The secretariat is responsible for conducting due diligence on companies before their information is shared with members. It is also responsible for all engagements with the general public on behalf of the network.
New members are referred by existing members. All referrals are subject to review to ensure that it aligns with GAIN’s objective. Invitations are sent out to members who are accepted as members of the network.