North Star 2022 was joined by 686 global investors representing a total combined $500 Billion
AUM from 53 countries and the most active VCs deploying funds.
In 2023, the Investor Programme is growing to be the largest gathering of Investors across VCs, CVCs, Accelerators, Venture Studios, Angels, and Institutional Investors making it the most diverse programme, offering, and experience for investors at any tech event.
Our concierge meetings team matches you with over 1,800+ exhibiting global startups based on your interests, investment levels, and stage preferences. Our meeting service is the only one worldwide that is actually powered by humans not algorithms.
Meet active tech investors from around the globe to connect over co-investment opportunities, fundraising and new partnerships.
Over four days, the Expand North Star conference programme features unicorns, soonicorns, industry experts and founders talking about the investment landscape, the challenges and opportunities in the current economic climate and the future of angel investment.
Meet senior General and Limited Partners at exclusive networking events during and after show hours who can shed light on the state of investments, global tech investment trends and top tips from starting to extending your portfolio.
The Expand North Star investor programme is the first and only matchmaking programme at any startup event that is run by humans – ensuring that the businesses you meet matter to you and suit your interests and investment plans.
In 2022, our concierge meetings team arranged and confirmed 2,400 meetings between investors and startups.
I met a Founder at the North Star event that is building a business that represented a gap in our portfolio. Since then, my fund has added a lot of post-investment value to the Startup. We concluded the investment in December.
North Star remains the best way for investors like us to meet the latest startups from Africa, the Middle East and beyond. And the DWTC team did a great job putting together a great expo and facilitating many fruitful encounters with founders. Definitely worth attending.
North Star is a great conference for investors that are looking to expand their network, learn about the latest trends in tech and meet high quality and diverse startups. The matchmaking program adds a unique value to the whole experience.
Venture builders will gather to tackle the new models of building innovative companies and
backing them to result in amazing success stories.
Accelerator managers gather to clear the fog surrounding topics on the growing importance of
accelerators in the startup community and backing early stage founders in the current
Do you have the capital and expertise to back founders with the next big idea? Join the
Expand North Star Angel community whether you are just starting out in scouting ideas or an
active Angel investor, join the programme and networking opportunities and our special Angel
Exclusive, Invite-Only Investor Forum connecting international Senior GPs and LPs,
discussing how to navigate the funding ecosystem, financing, exit strategies, and the LP
Key Insights on Fundraising in MENA
Why invest in the MENA region, and in particular in Dubai? “The combination of
a favorable tax regime, strategic location, and access to talent has propelled Dubai
into the spotlight as a launchpad for startups looking to scale globally.
Insights on Navigating MENA's Thriving Tech Landscape
Expand North Star is the perfect place to experience the promise of the MENA region
and widen your connections. "The capital is there, but it's still very much about
relationship building … You've gotta remember that for every individual
coming out here, pitching a fund, there's another 300 coming out.
Raising Capital in MENA
There's been a lot of transformation in the last 10 to 15 years. It's gone from a very, very
traditional mindset, which was pretty much based around banking, oil and gas, retail, and things
like that, to an innovation economy.
Meet Your Personal Concierge Manager
Finalize Your Personal Itineraries
Expand North Star Week
Post-Event Touchbase with Investor Relations Team
Join the The Deck at Expand North Star, evening parties, concerts, comedy nights, and more as the sun sets on the business side of things!
Meetings between investors and startups
Investors meet an average of 30 qualified startups per day
Assets under Management represented
Investors plan to invest an average of $1.5 Million
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