Regardless of your stage of business, governments here have incredible funds available for tech development and they will all be at the event. The question is, will they be investing in you?
• $815mn was invested in MENA startups in 2016 and
an eye-watering US$4bn a year has been committed
to innovation projects investment in the UAE alone.
• With $2tr in assets, Saudi Arabia is an investment
powerhouse, using innovation to drive the economy
forward as part of Vision 2030
• As of 2016, Kuwait has investment assets of over
$500bn ready for new business.
• Mumtalakat, Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is
valued in excess of $11bn.