Democratizing Startup Fundraising - Scaling for Startups in Asia and Middle East


What will startup funding look like in a post COVID-19 world? At the back of a global pandemic, most startups expect a new normal with fewer funding rounds as well as postponed investment decisions. As Hong Kong’s first licensed startup investment platform by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Angelhub continues to build Hong Kong as a fundraising hub in Asia. With several ongoing campaigns, Angelhub enables startups to scale and progress to the next phases of growth. The DIFC, similarly, has created an ecosystem that is unique in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. The USD 100 million DIFC Fintech Fund actively invests in promising startups raising growth capital in the region, and supports DIFC in driving its Future of Finance strategy. This interactive session will discuss how global startups can navigate cross border scaling in respective markets.
Join the DIFC and AngelHub for an engaging discussion to learn about fundraising opportunities for startups and investors as well as experience sharing by Switch & Co. on their global expansion journey in Dubai and Hong Kong.

Please note this webinar is an on-the-record conversation and will be recorded.


11:00am - 11:20am: Introductory Remarks and Opportunities in MEASA and DIFC’s model to support tech innovation, Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority
11:20am - 11:35am: Fundraising opportunities in Hong Kong, Karen Contet, Founder & CEO, Angelhub
11:35am – 11:50am: Experience sharing: Scaling in Dubai and Hong Kong, Gary Blowers, CEO, Switch & Co.
11:50am – 12:00pm: Q&A


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