The Emirates Angels investors association is a non-profit association, socially registered under the Ministry of Social Development in the UAE, with the support from the Ministry of Economy.
Founded on the 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 the local application of global best practices and methodologies in the field of angel investing, providing education for angel investors and startups, and connecting 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 educational resources, coaching and mentorship programs.
As a non-profit entity, the association does not invest in startups. Members can however 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 aims to be the voice of angel investors to the government and to ecosystem partners: it brings up any issue that hinders the development of startups, lobbies on laws and regulations and communicates the importance of supporting early-stage startups.