Angel Rising: Empowering New Angel Investors

250 participants

100+ registered investors

Avg. 4 angel investments per individual

Avg. $37000 investment per startup

36+ UAE-based startups

More than 200 industry and community leaders in Abu Dhabi convened for the event and discussed methods to empower new angel investors, as well as strengthen the potential of Angel Investment in creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE.

This year’s symposium explored the theme of ‘Looking East – The New Digital Silk Road & The Future of the Global Technology Order’ and brought together renowned local and global experts.


Senior Associate, Amereller Legal Consultants

CEO, China Silkroad Investment

President & CEO, Ken Miller Capital

Managing Director, Kalaari Capital

Managing Partner, Structure Capital

Founding Partner, CRE Venture Capital

Chief Product Officer, Goibibo (MakeMyTrip group)

Founder & CEO, BrainGain Global

VP Arabic Services, CNN

CEO, Tamkeen

Managing Director and NYUAD Vice Provost for Innovation: Entrepreneurial technologist with 30+ years of Corporate Innovation experience

Business Development Director, ADGM

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Chief Information Officer, UAE Exchange

Counsel, Latham & Watkins

Supported by




khalifa fund


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