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Investors Forum

Investors Forum

In its third year, this edition will establish FinTech Abu Dhabi as MENA’s largest FinTech festival, exploring the next frontier of financial technology and innovation.

This year Abu Dhabi Global Market, powered by Unbound, introduce the Investors Forum as the first day of the FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival. A private event for leading regional and international investors to gather with their peers, exchange ideas and practices, plus hear from some of the most exciting FinTech Leaders from around the world.

Those that join the Investors Forum will be invited to join the full FinTech Abu Dhabi programme of events free of charge.

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Investors Forum at a Glance

A Packed Agenda

Join Mubadala, SoftBank, Hub71, Plug and Play to explore MENA Embracing FinTech, Supporting Founders through to Series A and Beyond and How East Meets West in Abu Dhabi.

Premium Networking Opportunities

A breakfast reception and networking lunch will bring together delegates, speakers and founders.

Connect with Founders of Proven Businesses

One-2-Ones with Scaling Businesses

A series of intimate roundtables with Founders and the investors that have backed them. Plus the opportunity to meet one-on-one.

Introducing the Falcon’s Cauldron

Regional and international investors are pitched to on stage by founders revolutionising the industry. Sparks will fly.

Investors Forum

FAQ

Who is the Investors Forum for?

We are looking to gather investors interested in or actively supporting in supporting startups and scaleups in the Financial Services and FinTech space. We use a broad definition when considering investors, but predominantly we welcome applications to attend from:

  • ANGEL INVESTORS:  A high net worth individual or syndicate representative that has invested over $100,000 (in total) into at least three startups within the last 18 months.

  • VENTURE CAPITALISTS: Partner level in a fund that has invested in at least 3 startups in the last 18 months.

  • CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITALISTS: Senior decision-makers in the investment arm of a corporation that can demonstrate a clear mandate to invest in startups.

However, this list is not exhaustive and applications from other active investors will also be considered.

What does attending FinTech Abu Dhabi cost as an investor?

Nothing. If you are accepted after making an application to join the Investor Forum & Deal Day, you will receive a discount code to apply and register for a complimentary pass. However, please note this is offered to you on the condition you are able to attend the Investor Forum, the Deal Day and FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival. We do not offer to contribute towards the cost of travel and accommodation to attend the Festival.

Once accepted after applying to join the Investors Forum, how do I get my free ticket?

Once you have been accepted after submitting a complete application to the Investor Forum & Deal Day, we will share with you a discount code you can apply when registering to attend FinTech Abu Dhabi for free. However, please note this is offered to you on the condition you are able to attend the Investor Forum, the Deal Day and FinTech Abu Dhabi Festival. We do not offer to contribute towards the cost of travel and accommodation to attend the Festival.

I'm a Founder, how do I get involved?

Only Founders already engaged with FinTech Abu Dhabi as a participant of the Innovation Challenge, FinTech 50, Awards or involved through a partner such as Plug and Play will be invited to join the Investor Forum.

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