The Emirates Angels investors association is a non profit association, officially registered Under the Ministry of Social development in the UAE and Support from the ministry of Economy.
Founded in 25th February 2020, as a Registered NGO in the United Arab Emirates (Registration# 200), the association’s objective is to accelerate the startup scene by forming a network of passionate and active investors that can contribute to the early investment stage in the region. It supports in the local application of global best practices and methodology’s in the field of Angel investing, providing education for Angel investors and startups and to connect Investors and startups in the region and beyond.
More broadly, it also seeks to educate investors, entrepreneurs on the fundamentals of startups, Angel investing and VC by providing them with educational resources, coaching and mentorship programs.
As a non profit, the association does not invest in startups, but members however are investors by nature, and can invest through a fund, side vehicle or individually as they please. Members include the elite youth UAE national Angel Investors and Expert Board Members
Emirates Angels serves as a platform that connects startups to angel groups, and ecosystem Partners both regionally and globally. It aims to be the voice of Angel Investors to the government and to ecosystem partners, and to bring up any issues that hinder the development of startups, lobby on laws and regulations and to communicate the importance of supporting the early stage startups.