The World's Largest Investor Programme

1000+ Investors Joined us in Dubai this October

In Partnership with Expand North Star

North Star 2023 was joined by more than 923 global investors from 56 countries representing a total combined $1 Trillion AUM and the most active VCs deploying funds.

 In 2023, the Investor Programme grew to be the largest gathering of Investors across VCs, CVCs, Accelerators, Venture Studios, Angels, and Institutional Investors making it the most diverse programme for investors at any tech event.


What Happens for Investors?

Connect with Startup Founders

Our concierge meetings team matches you with over 1,400 exhibiting global startups based on your interests, investment levels, and stage preferences. Our meeting service is the only one worldwide that is actually powered by humans not algorithms.

Meet Fellow Investors

Meet active tech investors from around the globe to connect over co-investment opportunities, fundraising and new partnerships.

Follow the Conference Programme

Over four days, the Expand North Star conference programme features unicorns, soonicorns, industry experts and founders talking about the investment landscape, the challenges and opportunities in the current economic climate and the future of angel investment.

Invite-Only Global Investor Forum

Meet Senior General and Limited Partners at exclusive networking events during and after show hours who can shed light on the state of investments, global tech investment trends and top tips from starting to extending your portfolio.

Scouting your next big tech business? Join the 1-2-1 Concierge Meetings Programme to meet global startup founders

The Expand North Star X Fintech Surge Investor Programme is the first and only matchmaking programme at any startup event that is run by humans – ensuring that the businesses you meet matter to you and suit your interests and investment plans.

In 2022, our concierge meetings team arranged and confirmed 2,400 meetings between investors and startups.

ANGEL SUNDAY – Discover the Dos and Don'ts in Tech Funding

For the first time, Fintech Surge & Expand Northstar  at Dubai Harbour curated a programme specifically designed for members of the general public that are looking for alternative investment opportunities outwith properties and stock. Laying down the fundamentals and connecting you with experienced tech investors, opportunity to scout your very first investment portfolio at the Expand North Star Supernova Challenge – the world’s largest startup pitch competition featuring the highest cash prize fund with over 200,000 USD.

Highlights from 2023


Meetings between investors and startups


Investors meet an average of 30 qualified startups per day

$500 Billion

Billion Assets under Management represented


Investors plan to invest an average of $1.5 Million

Investor Programme Features In 2023 Included


Tailored concierge service for setting 1-on-1 meetings with founders

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Access 600+ active investors from global VCs to local Family Offices


Access global growth stage founders from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia


Exclusive invitation to venture tracks, official investor networking party, and satellite events

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 Mark your calendars for Fintech Surge 2024 and get ready to network with global fintech leaders. Visitor registration is open now!