Fintech firm and asset manager Liquidity Group has launched a new global events series, bringing together leading industry players to network and discuss the latest trends and challenges in the financial services ecosystem.
Twenty Chairs, the new event series was launched on 1 March in Abu Dhabi at a VIP welcome dinner hosted by Liquidity Group, in partnership with thought leadership forum SALT and alternative investment platform iConnections.
A range of prominent industry figures attended the event, including representatives from major companies such as ADIA, Mubadala and Apollo. Attendants shared insights on a wide range of topics, including venture capital, entrepreneurship, and technology transfer.
The new Twenty Chairs event series will also take place in the likes of Singapore, London, New York, and Los Angeles.
Ron Daniel, CEO of Liquidity Group commented on the launch of the event. Daniel said: “We are thrilled to host the first edition of the ‘Twenty Chairs’ event in Abu Dhabi, the fastest-growing hotspot for global entrepreneurs and business leaders. At Liquidity, supporting growing businesses in their crucial stages is at the core of what we do.
“Our goal is to provide seamless funding solutions to businesses, backed by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals, along with data scientists, machine learning, legal and analytical experts who are paving the way for a new era of tech investment.
“We are providing entrepreneurs with access to fast and flexible capital so they can realise their growth ambitions and contribute to the thriving tech ecosystem and vibrant community of global entrepreneurs, VCs and accelerators in the UAE. Now that Liquidity Group has achieved unicorn status, this event further underscores our goal, and we hope the startups will benefit from the ‘Twenty Chairs’ initiative.”
Supporting business growth
Liquidity Group aims to support business growth by providing capital and organising forums and thought leadership events to foster ideas and connections.
The fintech’s research and development centre at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) focuses on developing ML-enabled lending technology solutions for its underwriting platform. Liquidity Group also became the first Israeli company to partner with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office as part of its ‘Innovation Programme.’
Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Authority said: “The launch of the ‘Twenty Chairs’ event series is a testament to Liquidity’s contribution in fostering the growth and development of the fintech and startup ecosystem in ADGM and the UAE, as well as providing innovative tech financing solutions that help many of these businesses to grow and thrive.
“As the relationship between the UAE and Israel continues to evolve, particularly in the technology sector, we believe that Liquidity Group’s expertise and experience will play a key role in facilitating innovation and growth in both countries. Liquidity’s achievement of ‘unicorn’ status and plans to invest $500million this year to support startups in the UAE and MENA region will further fuel the growth of this dynamic global marketplace.”