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The World's Largest Investor Programme

Fintech Surge 2023

1000+ Investors Joined us in Dubai this October

In Partnership with Expand North Star

The 2022 investor programme was the biggest yet, with a 50% increase in investor participation (1000+ Investors Participating ). As VC’s look to future proof their investments against the backdrop of global economic challenges, opportunities for startups to raise funds has never looked better. Investors can scout qualified startups from all funding stages.

 2022 was joined by 686 global investors representing a total combined $500 Billion AUM from 53 countries and the most active VCs deploying funds.

Join Investor Programme

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 curates 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, you’ll also get the 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. Witness fierce battles from the world’s most promising tech startups handpicked by our expert judges.

15 October 2023

  • Attend Masterclass and Capacity Building Programmes for Angels with topic highlights including: deal sourcing, screening, due diligence, building Angel communities
  • Angel Welcome Brunch at Backyard

16 – 18 October 2023

  • Connect with investors and seed-early stage startups through the only 1-2-1 Concierge Meetings Programme worldwide that is powered by humans
  • Attend the Supernova Challenge pitches and visit our demo stages to discover the most disruptive early stage startups out there

Join The Investor Programme To Create Your Personal Itinerary

The Venture Studio Summit

The Venture Studio Summit

Venture builders will gather to tackle the new models of building innovative companies and backing them to result in amazing success stories.
The Accelerator Summit

The Accelerator Summit

Accelerator managers gather to clear the fog surrounding topics on the growing importance of accelerators in the startup community and backing early stage founders in the current funding climate.
Join the Angels

Join the Angels

Do you have the capital and expertise to back founders with the next big idea? Join the Expand North Star Angel community whether you are just starting out in scouting ideas or an active Angel investor, join the programme and networking opportunities and our special Angel Sunday.
Are LPs Active? Clearing out the Fog at the Invite-Only Global Investor Forum

Are LPs Active? Clearing out the Fog at the Invite-Only Global Investor Forum

Exclusive, Invite-Only Investor Forum connecting international Senior GPs and LPs, discussing how to navigate the funding ecosystem, financing, exit strategies, and the LP relationship.

Highlights from 2022


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 2022 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