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WOMENA is a UAE-based angel group that empowers women to make their own investments in a supportive network. Our members are proactive women who want to impact their community and be involved in economic growth. Members attend meetings where pre-screened entrepreneurs present their businesses for funding, after which WOMENA facilitates the entire investment process from deal source to deal close while educating members with individual and group coaching.

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Deal Flow

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Due Diligence

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Education

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Events

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Investment Vehicle

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Quality deal flow: Sourced from a variety of reputable partners and organic applications, only pre-screened entrepreneurs present to our members

Due diligence reports: 30-50 hours of contributions from experts and partners in our network on selected companies

Access to our investment vehicle: You invest with other WOMENA members into portfolio companies using our protected legal structure

Co-investors and diversification: Historically, average returns are higher for angel investors in groups in large part because they can reduce risk by investing smaller amounts in a variety of promising companies

Post-investment support: We help members monitor and mentor their portfolio companies by facilitating regular reporting, increasing the likelihood of success for entrepreneurs and investors alike

Access to our online deal room: Members can easily participate from home or while traveling by participating in our private online group

Recorded events: Each pitch meeting and workshop is posted online within 48 hours so you can stay involved from deal source to deal close from around the world

Access to workshops: At our half-day workshops held once every two months, expert speakers educate on important angel investment topics

An exclusive network: Members have access to a group of innovative, like-minded women from a variety of backgrounds

A stronger negotiating position: Our members get better terms for their investments because they are collectively investing larger amounts

Seamless and fun investing: We and our team of advisors and consultants facilitate the investment process from deal source to deal close

Shared knowledge: Our members optimize their investment decisions by sharing their respective expertise and supporting each other’s learning process

Entrepreneur guidance: Oftentimes, one of our members will take a board seat on a portfolio company, helping the company with mentorship, contacts, and valuable expertise they use to do better

Community impact: By investing as part of WOMENA, you help spur economic growth, promote innovation, entrepreneurs take the next step, create jobs in the community, and create a better quality of life for all
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Women who are forward-thinking and enterprising

Women who understand the risk associated with investing and want to learn to reduce it

Women who want to contribute actively to their community

Women who believe they have something to offer young companies

Women who will help funded ventures with their networks and guidance

Women who plan to attend at least three of our monthly meetings each year

Women who are not afraid to make several investments per year

Women who are proactive and motivated

Women who will adhere to our Code of Conduct

Women who fit United States accreditation standards, if they are American passport holders
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International Investors: Many investors outside of the region recognize the opportunity presented by investing in MENA-based startups. As such, we welcome international investors to become WOMENA members. We are organized to keep in contact and fully involve international investors by providing access to our online deal room, deal flow database, recorded events, and more.

For selected other individuals who can add value to WOMENA and its portfolio companies, we offer community membership. 

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