923 Investors from 56 Countries Joined Future Blockchain Summit & Expand North Star 2023

Future Blockchain Summit, Fintech Surge and North Star 2023 were 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.

Investor Programme Features In 2023 Included


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

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Access to 900+ 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

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.

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.

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.

Meet Fellow Investors

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


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

The Expand North Star X Future Blockchain Summit 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, Future Blockchain Summit & 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.

The Venture Studio
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
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
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.
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 2023

Concierge Meeting
Total Scheduled Meetings
$1 Trillion
Billion Assets under Management represented
Investors (40% Uplift vs 2022)