Industry News

CARAIA Hosted Half-Yearly Review of Private Capital in the Caribbean
October 12, 2023

CARAIA held its inaugural member-only, private capital half-yearly review session on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, with a focus on private capital in the Caribbean. 

Drawing on a recently commissioned study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) the main presenter, Hadyn Gittens, a seasoned financial consultant gave an overview of the private financing ecosystem and the requirements for its continued development. He also discussed the composition of the market in terms of…

May 15, 2023

The Entrepreneurs Across Borders (EAB) team partnered with Jamaican tech expert Ingrid Riley to create Beyond the Beach because "we believe that, in order to succeed on a global scale, Caribbean entrepreneurs need more access to early-stage investment capital and connectivity to overseas business networks—particularly business networks…

Caribbean Seed Fund
May 4, 2023

We had the pleasure of meeting up with the phenomenal Ingrid Riley at the Beyond the Beach event held April 28-29 in Kingston. Organized by US-based non-profit Entrepreneurs Across Borders (EAB), the invitation-only event brought together investors, entrepreneurs, and executives to foster growth and innovation in Jamaica's tech sector. EAB and Ingrid are seeking to create an early-stage investment seed fund named the "Caribbean Seed Fund" that will involve a team of local and US-based angel investors…