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Angel Rising

The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.

About Angel Rising

In 2015, startAD and VentureSouq joined forces to build a strong foundation for startup investors. This collaboration has since grown to become a credible voice championing startup investments and catalyzing innovation.

The 7th edition of the Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium took place on 22-23 March 2022, where we covered the timely and important topic of how best to harness foodtech.

Packed with panels, discussions, presentations, and investment opportunities, this virtual event brought together top regional and global speakers from tech, finance, academia, and policy to discuss the current challenges and opportunities we face with regard to food security.

The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.

Adnan Dekedek
Program Coordinator
,
startAD
Max Rye
Max Rye
Co-Founder
,
TurtleTree
Patricia Bubner
Patricia Bubner
CEO
,
Orbillion Bio
Rodrigo Mallo
Rodrigo Mallo
General Partner
,
Outsized Ventures
Katherine Foster
Katherine Foster
Advisor Social
,
Alpha Foundation
Fransisco Jardim
Fransisco Jardim
Managing Partner
,
SP Ventures
Ed Marcum
Ed Marcum
Managing Director
,
Working Capital Investment Fund
Fahim Al Qasimi
Fahim Al Qasimi
Co Founder
,
Seafood Souq
Greg Ohanessian
Greg Ohanessian
Founder
,
Soma Mater
Nihal Shaikh
Nihal Shaikh
Marketing and Communication manager
,
startAD
Maria Dolores
Associate
,
VentureSouq
Hattan Ahmed
Hattan Ahmed
Entrepreneurship Director
,
KAUST
Muna Abusulayman
Muna Abusulayman
Social Impact Investor & Serial Entrepreneur
Andrew Yip
Head of Technology & Innovation
,
Food, NEOM
Kholoud Almohammadi
Kholoud Almohammadi
Investment Manager, Future Investement
,
Initiative Institure
Caio Malufe
Caio Malufe
Head of Strategy
,
Food & Ag Advisor, Orbillion Bio
Heather Henyon
Heather Henyon
Founding Partner
,
Mindshift Capital
Nicole Rogers
Nicole Rogers
Founder
,
Drawdown Foods
Henry Gordon Smith
Henry Gordon Smith
Founder
,
Agritecture
Justine Dampt
Justine Dampt
Co-founder
,
Shake your plants
Anshuman Bapna
Anshuman Bapna
Founder
,
Terra.do Inc
Majid Al Qassimi
Majid Al Qassimi
Founder & Partner
,
Soma Mater
John Tate
John Tate
CEO
,
Tamkeen
Sonia Weymuller
Founding Partner
,
VentureSouq

Welcome note to all guests outlining the vision of Angel Rising 2020, thanking partners, sponsors and ecosystem enablers to make all of this possible.

Welcome note to all guests outlining the vision of Angel Rising 2020, thanking partners, sponsors and ecosystem enablers to make all of this possible.

Speakers:

This panel will cover the ways how local and international entrepreneurs are building inclusive, efficient food systems leveraging new technologies and existing infrastructure and practices. We will try to answer questions such as: How do we educate consumers on new technologies and flavors? How do we envision the new future farmer across different geographies? What are the current opportunities and gaps in the market for new products to nurture the next generations?

This panel will discuss the role of smart capital in the Food and AgTech sectors across different growth stages. What’s the spectrum of capital available to companies? Is there a a fundraising canon in the industry? How can new forms of financing based on ESG and impact-focused remits benefit Food & AgTech projects?

Food security has been top of mind in the MENA region, with many initiatives launched in KSA. This panel will discuss the current landscape of the Food & AgTech space in the Kingdom and the future outlook for the tech community regionally.

This panel will discuss the very important topic of traceability, what the current status is and ways to move forward with technologies to empower all stakeholders in building and consuming a sustainable, transparent food produce.

This panel will cover the exciting topic of cellular agriculture, global investors and founders will discuss the recent developments in the space, the road ahead and how consumers are responding to this new product in the market.

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The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.
The annual Angel Rising investor education symposium is organized jointly by startAD and the GCC-based venture capital firm VentureSouq. Over the last 8 years, it has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments in the UAE.

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Angel Rising organized jointly by startAD, the global startup accelerator of NYU Abu Dhabi and investment platform VentureSouq, has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments from the UAE.

Focused on the topic of ‘Conscious Investing and Catalyzing Technology for Good’, the symposium convened global and local thought leaders in the startup community in order to build awareness, access, and a better understanding of what it takes to become an investor in mission-driven technology-enabled companies.

Make sure to register your interest in attending the 8th edition, planned for May 2023.

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