Bethann Kassman, CEO of Go Beyond Network, an international early stage investing services company and business angel network with U.S. headquarters in Naples, was recently named among the top entrepreneurial women investors of 2018 and honored with the Bridging the Global World of Investing Award from Portfolia.
Kassman was recognized as “one of the earliest and most successful cross-border angel investors, investing in and mentoring a line-up of top entrepreneurs in both Europe and the U.S.” by Portfolia, an investing platform for women backing entrepreneurial companies.
Kassman, who for the past nine years has focused on bringing U.S. early stage companies to Europe, and European early stage companies to the U.S., said she is honored to share the recognition with others.
“The award is not just for me. It’s also for the many entrepreneurs I have backed over the years whose inspiration and hard work I respect very much, as well as for my fellow investors at Go Beyond,” said Kassman. “The award reinforces the advantages of the many cross-border opportunities that are emerging globally.”
Kassman currently serves on the board of directors for eBella Magazine and serves on the AngelPool Advisory Board, Go Beyond Limited Board, Next Wave Foundation Board, Investors’ Circle Consumer Products Selection Committee and the Global Health Advisory Board.
Kassman ran a consulting company in Switzerland and was a professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Webster University’s Geneva campus and of Strategy at the Open University’s Executive MBA program. She has a bachelor’s in Psychology from Iowa State University, a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate in Business from Business School Lausanne.
Go Beyond Network is a FinTech company transporting angel investing into a new scalable asset class for individuals, family offices, professional groups and corporations in the EU, Switzerland and the U.S. It offers a unique deal platform, portfolio tools, syndication, due diligence, investment monitoring services, training and certified deal leaders. For more information, visit www.go-beyond-network.com.