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    10 Reasons an American Startup Moved to Abu Dhabi

    Written by Mike Halvorsen, founder CompanyEgg.com Over the last several years, Abu Dhabi has become an incredible place for US-based startups to launch and scale. We moved our startup from the US to Abu Dhabi in February of 2020 to scale and grow in Abu Dhabi. Below are the top ten reasons to grow and scale your startup in Abu Dhabi. The UAE is in many ways a startup itself In less than 50 years, the country has become one of the most advanced and forward thinking countries in the entire world.
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    Emirates Angels

    To boost the UAE economy’s competitiveness, a group of young investors has launched the “Emirates Angels Investors Association” to help accelerate the growth of start-ups and facilitate investors' investment and entrepreneurship in the country. Emirates Angels Investors Association logo The Emirates Angels Investors Association has brought together some of the country’s leading young local investors to connect innovators and thought leaders with investors and bridge existing gaps. The Board members were elected in the presence of the Ministry of Community Development, where Masaood Rahma Al Masaood was chosen as Chairman, Sameh Al Qubaisi as Vice Chairman, and Ali Sajwani, Mohammed Al Nowais, Yousif Al Mulla, Mohammed Al Owais, and Tarek Al Nuaimi as Board members.
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    Calling All Abu Dhabi Venture Capital Firms

    15 October 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: We are working on expanding Abu Dhabi Startups to include Venture Capital firms. If you would like to have your Venture Capital firm featured on AbuDhabiStartup.com, please send us a message on the contact form. A member of our staff will work with you to create a stunning page on AbuDhabiStartup.com free of charge. We’re going to be detailing each VC fund here in Abu Dhabi and also, when appropriate, a list of all their startup investments.
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    New Abu Dhabi “Decoded” Series To Target Global Technology Startups

    28 September 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem is launching a new webinar series in association with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), and Ghadan 21. Titled “Abu Dhabi Decoded,” the webinar series marks the first time, Abu Dhabi’s leaders come together to raise awareness about Abu Dhabi’s thriving technology scene, highlighting the opportunities for expansion into the MENA region and sustainable growth from the UAE capital.
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    Hub71 Attracts US Startups by Forging Partnership with Silicon Valley based TechWadi

    From Hub71: Hub71’s partnership with TechWadi allows for cross-border knowledge sharing, investment deal flow and market-access for both ecosystems US-based startups and VCs from Silicon Valley will gain priority access to Hub71’s global ecosystem and generous incentive program The partnership further enhances Abu Dhabi’s strategy of becoming a global tech ecosystem that encourages both UAE and international companies to flourish August 27, 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Hub71, a tech ecosystem powered by Mubadala Investment Company, has announced a partnership with Silicon Valley based TechWadi, the leading non-profit organization building meaningful connections and partnerships for entrepreneurs and investors across Silicon Valley and the MENA region.
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    Hub71 Appoints New CEO and Selects Eleven New Global Startups

    From Hub71: Mubadala Senior Executive Hanan Harhara Al Yafei appointed as Hub71 CEO Eleven new global startups selected for Hub71’s latest Q2 2020 Cohort 21% of the startups at Hub71 are led by female leaders and there are over 33 different Founder nationalities based in the tech ecosystem 13 July 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem based in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, today announced the latest startups to have been selected for the Hub71 Incentive Program’s second cohort of the year.
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    Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 to have 100 startups by end of 2020

    From The National: Mubadala Capital’s head of ventures, Ibrahim Ajami, says Mena tech fund has now made direct investments in two companies and five venture funds. Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s new tech hub, is expected to have 100 start up firms by the end of 2020, according to its acting chief executive. There are currently 39 firms operating out of Hub71, which is backed by Mubadala, SoftBank Vision Fund, Microsoft and Abu Dhabi Global Market.

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