ADGM is Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre and the first jurisdiction in the region with direct application of English Common Law. The centre has developed attractive legal structures and initiatives to support market access, ease of doing business and business growth.
Through ADGM, Tech startups and investors alike can notably benefit from robust and globally recognised legal and regulatory frameworks, with the additional benefits of full foreign ownership, capital expatriation and a 0% tax environment for all businesses across growth stages.
Since its launch in 2015, ADGM has grown a vibrant business and investment environment, including many firsts in the MENA region including the first-regional digital regulatory sandbox; the first sector agnostic tech startup licence; and the first VC framework to the World's First Comprehensive Crypto-Asset Regulatory Framework, to name a few.
ADGM’s sector-agnostic tech-startup-friendly licence enables entrepreneurs to set up and rapidly scale their businesses from Abu Dhabi through access to a thriving tech community, investors and strong network of government entities, corporates and leading industry partners supporting the growth of startups.
Today, ADGM is home to almost 3,000 companies across sectors, ranging from tech startups to large corporations and financial institutions.
ADGM’s strategic partnership with Hub71 has created a powerful value proposition for Abu Dhabi, offering progressive regulations, ease of doing business, access to capital, talent and market to support a thriving tech ecosystem of over 300 tech startups based out of Hub71.