Angel Rising is an annual symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq that provides education sessions on key topics related to Angel Investing to individuals from the region who have expressed an interest in investing in startups.

The development of a broad, sophisticated class of investors is a necessity in a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and can be a critical part of the desired solution for the MENA region. In order for a startup ecosystem to flourish, the investor base needs to mature and evolve in lock step with the entrepreneur base.

The Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium is supported by the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates.

Ramesh Jagannathan, Manging Director, startAD at NYU Abu Dhabi
Omar Christidis, Founder at ArabNet
Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Aby Thomas, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder and CEO, Seedrs
Vikas Shah, Visiting Prof of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management
Najla Al-Midfa, General Manager, @Sheraa – Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center
Sharif El-Badawi, Partner, 500 Startups
Naeem Zaminder, Pakistan CEO, Acumen
Owen Davis, Managing Director, NYC Seed
Sabah Al Binali, Active investor, entrepreneurial leader & commentator. Former CIO of Shuaa Capital and founding CEO of Saffar Capital
Sébastien de Jong, Founder HomeHouse
Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq
Suneel Gokhale, Partner, VentureSouq
Saud Al Nowais, Commercial Counselor for the United Arab Emirates to the United States

Organized by
StartAD, NYU Abu Dhabi
VentureSouq, UAE-based Angel Group

Hosted by
Ecosystem Partners
Angel Rising 2017 partners.
Supported by
UAE Ministry of Economy

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