Angel Rising

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.

2017 Speakers

Angela Strange

Angela Strange

Partner

Andreessen Horowitz
Omar Christidis

Omar Christidis

CEO & Founder

ArabNet
Najla Al-Midfa

Najla Al-Midfa

General Manager

Sheraa – Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center

Tammer Qaddumi

Tammer Qaddumi

Partner

VentureSouq

Saud Al Nowais

Saud Al Nowais

Commercial Counselor for the UAE to the USA

Owen Davis

Owen Davis

Managing Director

NYC Seed
Sharif El-Badawi

Sharif El-Badawi

Partner

500 Startups
Sébastien de Jong

Sébastien de Jong

Founder

HomeHouse

Aby Thomas

Aby Thomas

Editor in Chief

Entrepreneur Middle East
Jeff Lynn

Jeff Lynn

Co-Founder and CEO

Seedrs
Ramesh Jagannathan

Ramesh Jagannathan

Managing Director

startAD at NYU Abu Dhabi
Suneel Gokhale

Suneel Gokhale

Partner

VentureSouq

Naeem Zamindar

Naeem Zamindar

Pakistan CEO

Acumen
Vikas Shah

Vikas Shah

Visiting Prof of Entrepreneurship

MIT Sloan School of Management
Sabah Al-Binali

Sabah Al-Binali

Active investor, entrepreneurial leader & commentator. Former CIO of Shuaa Capital and founding CEO of Saffar Capital.

2017 Presentations

State of the Union: Current MENA investing news

Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq
Suneel Gokhale, Partner, VentureSouq

The Future of Money

Angela Strange, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz 

The State of Digital Investments in MENA 2013-2016

Omar Christidis, CEO & Founder, ArabNet

Impact Investing

Naeem Zamindar, Pakistan Country Director and CEO, Acumen

Demonstration: Live Valuation

Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq
Sebastien De Jong, Founder, HomeHouse

Investment Strategies That Work (and Don’t Work)

Owen Davis, Managing Director, NYC Seed
Sabah Al Binali, Active investor, entrepreneurial leader and commentator

Organized by

Ecosystem Partners

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