Agora is hosting its 11th Edition of the Global Blockchain Congress on March 6 and 7, 2023 in Dubai, The UAE.

The theme of this edition is: “Resiliency and Adaptability".

The Global Blockchain Congress leverages the experience gained through the hosting of the first 10 editions of the event to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors. The ten previous editions of the Global Blockchain Congress were a tremendous success and we were able to host 1,000+ investors and 250+ blockchain startups and were able to raise millions in funds for our participating projects.

This is not a conference nor an exhibition. This is an exclusive, closed-door, congress between investors and hand-picked Blockchain projects looking to raise funds. It is the only event of its kind and it will bring together qualified investors (VCs, Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Crypto Funds and High Networth Individuals) with Digital Assets Startups through a series of pre-scheduled and pre-arranged one-on-one meetings.

The MENA region Investment Ecosystem has shown resiliency and growth in the midst of an international financial slowdown and dried-up capital markets. In fact, the MENA region has expressed a sharp increase in VC and Startup Investments in 2022. Dubai is now the perfect place for blockchain projects to raise funds.

Startup founders from all over the world need financial advocates on their side. Raising funds and receiving funding is vital to the growth and success of startups. NOW is the right time for international startups to tap into a pool of highly engaged investors from the MENA region who are actively looking to invest in exciting and promising companies.

Agora is hosting its 11th Edition of the Global Blockchain Congress on March 6 and 7, 2023 in Dubai, The UAE.

The theme of this edition is: “Resiliency and Adaptability".

The Global Blockchain Congress leverages the experience gained through the hosting of the first 10 editions of the event to ensure maximum return on investment for all our sponsors. The ten previous editions of the Global Blockchain Congress were a tremendous success and we were able to host more than 650 investors and more than 200 blockchain startups and were able to raise millions in funds for our participating projects.

This is not a conference nor an exhibition. This is an exclusive, closed-door, congress between investors and hand-picked Blockchain projects looking to raise funds. It is the only event of its kind and it will bring together qualified investors (VCs, Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Crypto Funds and High Networth Individuals) with Digital Assets Startups through a series of pre-scheduled and pre-arranged one-on-one meetings.

The MENA region Investment Ecosystem has shown resiliency and growth in the midst of an international financial slowdown and dried-up capital markets. In fact, the MENA region has expressed a sharp increase in VC and Startup Investments in 2022. Dubai is now the perfect place for blockchain projects to raise funds.

Startup founders from all over the world need financial advocates on their side. Raising funds and receiving funding is vital to the growth and success of startups. NOW is the right time for international startups to tap into a pool of highly engaged investors from the MENA region who are actively looking to invest in exciting and promising companies.

 
 
 
 

Peter Knez
Chairman
Venom Ventures Fund

Robb McDaniels
CEO
The Beatport Group

Alex Mukhin
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Cryptomeria Capital
Amit Mehra
Partner
Borderless Capital
Anna Tutova
CEO
Coinstelegram
Asim Ahmad
Partner
Eterna Capital
Bill Qian
Chairman
Cypher Capital
Cindy Amar
Executive Director
Matrixport
David Chreng
Founding Partner
LeadBlock Partners
Deeban Ratneswaran
CEO
GD10 Capital
Dylan Sharkey
Managing Partner
Zen Capital
Francisco Oliva-Vélez
Managing Partner
Plaintext Capital
Ganesh Kompella
Founding Investment Partner
Tykhe Block Ventures
Gaurav Dubey
Founder & CEO
TDeFi
Jorge Carrasco
Managing Director, Blockchain & Digital Assets
FTI Consulting
José F. Pereira
Investments Lead
Caerus Ventures
Juliet Su
Partner
NewTribe Capital
Luz Adell
Partner
Draper B1
Maher Al Kaabi
Independent Board Member
Alserkal Group
Mario Nawfal
Founder & CEO
IBC Group
Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics
Animoca Brands
Nikita Sachdev
Founder & CEO
Luna Media Corporation
Paula Tavangar
Principal
SwissBorg Ventures
Sam Katiela
CEO & Founder
Mamemo Group
Saqr Ereiqat
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Crypto Oasis Sentio
Sarah Abuagela
Head of Investment
Ceras Ventures
Serge Ajamian
Founder & CEO
Centauri Digital Asset Group
Tobias Bauer
Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
Valerie Hawley
Affiliate Founding Partner
True Global Ventures
Vineet Budki
CEO & Managing Partner
Cypher Capital

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
Amit Mehra
General Partner
Borderless Capital
Beniamin Mincu
Co-founder & CEO
Elrond
Bijan Alizadeh
Partner
Cypher Capital
David Namdar
GP, Coral Capital
Co-Founder, NFT.com
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
CEO
Dubai Blockchain Center
Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner
Ghaf Capital Partners
H.E. Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Executive Chairman & CEO
DMCC
H.E. Dr. Maryam Al Suwaidi
CEO
Securities & Commodities Authority
Jamie Thomson
CEO
Vulcan Forged
Josef Holm
Founding Partner
Draper Goren Holm
Kalin Metodiev, CFA
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Nexo
Mattia Mrvosevic
Partner
Eterna Capital
Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics
Animoca Brands
Pranav Sharma
Founding Partner
Woodstock Fund
Pratik Gauri
Founder & CEO
5ire
Ralf Glabischnig
Founder & Board Member
Crypto Oasis
Saeed Al Darmaki
Founder
Sheesha Finance

 
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I have been to many events but this was something special, sponsoring this event was more than worth it, as a startup you need events like this to help you not only to receive funding but to connect with those who have already been through similar stages and became great successes. It was a well organised and intense event, well done to Agora group and all of the teams involved in making this a truly unique experience for us so far.
Athar Ahmed
CEO , Legion Network  - gbc
December 19, 2022
I am very pleased about the performance and success of the Agora Global Blockchain Congress event! You feel all the efforts and dedication that the team put into turning this conference into a hit! From the registration counter, to the main stage where they picked the best panelists and to the section where start-ups pitch to investors all was very well done! It is truly a quality conference.
Feras Al Sadek
Managing Partner, Ghaf Capital Partners  - #
December 19, 2022
The experience at this event was amazing! Everything was more than well arranged. We were promised at least 10 meetings with investors but it was closer to 20! The difference between other events and Agora is that everyone knows why they are there. 1 side comes to raise funds, the other side is searching for a project to put their funds in. I can advise EVERYONE to go to the next one. Met incredibly interesting people. In one word “amazing”.
Randy van Brienen
CEO, Bitsliced  - #
December 19, 2022
When we participated in the 1st edition of the Global Bockchain Congress, we were able to secure funding and partnerships that allowed us to get to where we are today. To all the Blockchain projects, whether in the early or advanced stages, we assure you that the Global Blockchain Congress experience is unlike any other summit. This Congress is an exclusive, closed-door opportunity to connect with the greatest investors from the MENA region.
Daniel Santos
CEO , Woonkly  - Woonkly
December 19, 2022
Our experience with Agora was exceptional. Every promise exceeded, every opportunity to engage with the right funds exploited. But the real key was that it was all so well curated. Having done so many of these events I have never had such a high hit rate! Of the 22 funds we spoke to we had 20 with a strong fit. The dinner was a hit and the time we enjoyed in the Cleopatra Suite will create lifelong relationships. I don’t know how Agora does it, but each event is more amazing than the last.
Jay Moore
Co-Founder & CMO , Prasaga  - Prasaga
December 19, 2022
The 8th edition of the Global Blockchain Congress was the first conference organized by Agora we attended and the results speak for themselves. Conreality achieved the company goal of attracting international investors for its upcoming seed round. We were happy to be the Gaming Partner for the event and are looking forward for the future cooperation with Agora!
Dan Komorny
CEO , Conreality  - Conreality
December 19, 2022
Agora was a wonderful experience for Wild Meta Earth. The event was very well organized and fruitful in new encounters. All the team is dedicated to help you to connect with the right people, either investors or future partners. We have almost finished our seed and private sale of token. Thanks to a great organization!
Adrien Moisson
Founder & CEO , Wild Meta Earth  - Founder & CEO, Wild Meta Earth
December 19, 2022
I always admire the events organized by the Agora Group and the Global Blockchain Congress was one such initiative. Being a partner at NewTribe Capital, we always struggle finding new investment opportunities in the top growing startups that could deliver us long term benefits but the 1 on 1 format implemented by this event was unique and very efficient indeed. I'd recommend this as a must attend event.
Juliet Su
Partner , NewTribe Capital VC  - NewTribe Capital VC
December 19, 2022
I love how diligent all the staff were in making sure that deals and connections were being made in the meeting floor. There was almost no idle time, all the staff consistently follows through to every meeting appointments. This was the highest quality engagement for a Blockchain event & how Agora managed to pull this off is truly a feat - you guys are a gem!
Mikhail Jon Peñalosa
CEO , Rooster Wars  - Rooster Wars
December 19, 2022
Agora have seen the vision prior to that being a vision in Dubai when they were hosting the GBC when Crypto was still seen as something negative. What they have done has been super successful in navigating the storm and what we see today at the 10th GBC is just brilliant with so many great minds & amazing projects coming together all under one roof. There was a real vibrant atmosphere and everyone understood that we are in a building phase and we were able to have this togetherness all down to the amazing Agora team for putting this show together and making everything flow so smoothly.
Mohamed Ezeldin
Head of Tokenomics, Animoca Brands  - Head of Tokenomics,
December 19, 2022
Pitches are good and all, but have you ever sat on a table for 8 hours with 30 minutes one-on-one meetings with 50 rotating investors? Agora is next level. I went to this conference last year, and it was like speed dating with investors. THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD BE. If you’re in #Dubai or can get there, and are looking to raise funds for your project, this is your jam.
Nikita Sachdev
Co-Founder , LunaPR.io  - LunaPR.io
December 19, 2022
Agora's event is one of the most valuable events that we ever attended from perspective of meetings with potential partners, investors and blockchain professionals. The Agora's team is doing absolutely amazing job by connecting the right projects with the right investors. Well done and keep up the great work!
Stoyan Angelov
Founder & CEO , Fragmint  - Fragmint,
December 19, 2022
It has been my honour and privilege to have been invited to speak at and participate in the most prestigious and most innovative events in the web3 and Blockchain industry. I can confidently say, without fear or favor, that GBC matches these events stride for stride. One simply needs to look at the luminaries in attendance to know how well regarded this event is and deservedly so. I will be back next year as will the team from Cypher Capital Group. Agora remain best in class when it comes to arranging these events and their continuous striving to further improve their offering serves them exceedingly well.
Vineet Budki
CEO , Cypher Capital  - Cypher Capital,
December 19, 2022
It was our pleasure to be a part of the Global Blockchain Congress. We can definitely see the efforts Agora Group has put into hosting such a well-organized event. Attracting hundreds of investors, projects and influencers from all around the world to join, display and discuss in the meetings has never been easy. The “speed-dating” format of bringing projects to investors directly, showcasing the ideas and products, along with getting insights and viewpoints on the industry from experienced individuals definitely benefitted both startups, VCs, & advisors.
Vivian La
CMO & Co-Founder , Creator Platform  - Creator Platform
December 19, 2022
Agora's 9th Global Blockchain Congress was a big success. Congratulations to the team for continuously improving the event and turning it to one of the best global conferences. We are glad to have been part of the event and started for the first time the X - Competition, a global blockchain startup competition. Out of hundreds of projects we have been able to pinpoint the startups with the highest potential and are now supporting them on their path to success.
Zohair Dehnadi
Co-Founder , X Ventures  - X Ventures
December 19, 2022

VENUE OF THE EVENT

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk.