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.
Ramesh Jagannathan, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship Development at NYU Abu Dhabi and Managing Director of startAD
Sonia Weymuller, Partner, VentureSouq
Omar Christidis, CEO and Founder, ArabNet
Fritz Lanman, CEO, ClassPass
Lina Hediah, Executive Director MENA, ConsenSys
Aby Thomas, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
Jake Zeller, Partner, AngelList
Sam Hodges, Co-founder, Funding Circle USA
Jonathan Nelson, CEO and Co-founder, Hackers/Founders
Christos Mastoras, Founder and Managing Partner, Iliad Partners
Ahmed Al Qassim, Director - Investment Banking, ENBD
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