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101 Top Arab World Venture Capital Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Arab World based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Arab World Venture Capital Startups

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Ceras Ventures

Ceras Ventures

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A global leading investment firm that focuses on the fast-growing Web 3.0 and blockchain companies.

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Flat6Labs

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Flat6Labs is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm that primarily invests in tech-driven startups.

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VentureSouq

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VentureSouq (VSQ) is an investment platform for global early-stage technology businesses

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Global Ventures

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Global Ventures is a UAE-based international venture capital firm investing in founders and ideas across emerging markets.

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yallacompare

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yallacompare is a Middle-East-based financial comparison platform that enables its users to compare banks and financial institutions.

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund

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The Public Investment Fund (PIF) facilitates the development of the Saudi Arabian national economy.

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BECO Capital

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BECO Capital provides growth capital and hands-on operational support for early-stage technology companies.

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GrowValley

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GrowValley is a UAE based Startup Studio & Fund that invents, Invests and launches game changing startups with influential partnerships.

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Wamda Capital

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Wamda Capital is the MENA region’s leading venture capital firm investing in exceptional entrepreneurs.

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FasterCapital

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FasterCapital is an online incubator, accelerator, and service provider. We help startups and small businesses worldwide.

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Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures

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Wa’ed Ventures invests in innovative early-stage startups with high growth potential.

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Algebra Ventures

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Algebra Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology companies.

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Arzan Venture Capital

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Arzan Venture Capital invests in young, fast-growing, and innovative tech teams.

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Khwarizmi Ventures

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Khwarizmi Ventures is a venture capital firm that seeks investments in startups with a passion for algorithms.

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OASIS Holding Company

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Oasis Holding Company was incorporated in 2008 as Kuwaiti Shareholding Holding Company.

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Endure Capital

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Endure Capital is an early stage investment fund headed by entrepreneurs looking for startup teams.

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Jabbar Internet Group

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Jabbar is a leading investor in the MENA region with the biggest exits so far (maktoob.com to Yahoo) and (Souq.com to Amazon) .

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Shorooq Partners

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Early stage Venture Capital & Debt fund focused on the MENAP region. Invested in 45+ companies. Portfolio generated $1.5+bn of equity value.

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Vy Capital

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Vy Capital is an investment firm that focuses on the internet and software industry.

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Dale Ventures

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Dale Ventures invests in companies where it can provide strategic and analytic resources.

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KAUST Innovation Fund

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KAUST Innovation Fund is a venture capital firm that invests in startups and early-stage companies.

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Raed Ventures

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Raed Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with exceptional founders building transformative companies in MENA.

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B&Y Venture Partners

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BY Venture Partners is a MENA based venture capital firm that invests globally at both seed and growth stage.

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EQ2 Ventures

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EQ2 Ventures is an investment firm that invests in Seed to Series B-stage startup companies.

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Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)

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MEVP is a Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the Middle East region with a focus on the GCC and Levant markets.

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Sawari Ventures

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Sawari Ventures provides entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa with foreign investments and is based in Cairo, Egypt.

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Impact46

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Impact 46 is an asset manager and advisor that specializes in alternative investment opportunities.

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Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

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Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Saudi Aramco, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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Daher Capital

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Daher Capital is a family office that invests in public and private equity markets globally.

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STV

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STV is the largest independent VC fund in MENA with $500m in AUM. STV backs and scales the region’s most exciting and disruptive ventures.

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STC Ventures

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STC Ventures is an independently managed venture capital fund whose anchor investor is the Saudi Telecom Company

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Dtec Ventures

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VC unit of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, part of Dtec Ecosystem investing in early-stage technology businesses in the MENA region.

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DASH Ventures

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DASH Ventures is a Venture Capital firm operating at the forefront of MENA’s rapidly transforming economic landscape.

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Enabling Future

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Enabling Future is a family office backed Venture Capital firm that provides entrepreneurs with early-stage capital and active support.

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Saudi Venture Capital Company

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Saudi Venture Capital is an investment firm which helps to minimize current equity funding gaps for Startups.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the exclusive provider of electricity and water services in Dubai.

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Ventura Capital

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Ventura Capital is an investment firm focused on late-stage high-growth companies in global technology sectors

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Foundation Ventures

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Foundation Ventures is an early-growth stage venture capital fund that backs founders building industry-defining companies.

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GDA Fund

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Global Digital Assets Fund is a leading digital assets and proprietary investment fund based in Dubai and Australia.

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Digital Spring Ventures

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Digital Spring Ventures is a growth stage venture capital investor supporting innovation in emerging markets

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TURN8

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TURN8 is a venture fund comprised of a growth accelerator program complemented by a follow-on investment fund.

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The Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre – DTEC

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The Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre, a purpose-built startup incubator, accommodates and supports new technology companies.

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Swicorp

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Swicorp is a leading Investment banking, private equity and asset management firm with a specific focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

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DAAL

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Venture capital aiming to connect most promising IT opportunities around the world with the talent and leadership of world-class investors

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Multiply Group

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Multiply Group is an Abu Dhabi-based holding company.

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Yas Holding

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Yas Holding is an investment company with business interests in agricultural, food, healthcare, education, aviation, real estate, and FMCG.

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United Al Saqer Group

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United Al Saqer Group manages several industries that includes automobile, finance, real estate, construction, travel & hospitality.

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Wamda

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Wamda accelerates entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the MENA region by joining Wamda Capital and the leading knowledge platform in MENA

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Ali & Sons

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Ali & Sons Holding LLC (AS) is based in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and is a diversified conglomerate established in 1979.

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SFM Corporate Services

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SFM is a corporate and trust service provider that offers incorporation services.

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Almoayed Ventures

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Almoayed Ventures is the venture investment arm of Almoayed General based in Bahrain.

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KAMCO Investment

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KAMCO Investment Company is a premier investment company, based in Kuwait.

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ZE Investments

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ZEI is the UAE holding company, managing Al Zarooni family assets in private equity, public equity, investments funds and Real Estate.

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SURE International Technology

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SURE International Technology operates as an IT and software development company.

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Vault investments

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Investment financial services

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Arcane Bear

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We research and invest into venture capital focused on defi and crypto start ups!

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Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

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Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development was launched on 3 June 2007 to help develop local enterprises in Abu Dhabi.

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Alawwal Bank

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Alawwal Bank specializes in providing banking and investment services.

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Innoventures

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Innoventures is an innovation platform that brings the wealth of original Egyptian ideas to the market.

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Decentralized Global

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Decentralized Global is the first crypto liquidity bank that provides liquid assets to blockchain startups.

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The Food Fund

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The Food Fund is a venture capital fund that aims to reduce the total cost of food throughout the value chain

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Iliad Partners

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Iliad Partners is a Venture Capital firm based in Dubai that invests in early stage technology companies with a focus on the MENA region.

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Teaser Platform

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A robust financial data, corporate intelligence and analytics platform focusing on MENA PE, VC, M&A, Projects and Investment Funds

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Phaze Ventures

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Phaze Ventures is an investment and innovation platform focused on the GCC region.

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Riyadh Angel Investors

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Riyadh Angel Investors is a network of investors, mentors and advisors that supports disruptive business ventures with scalable technology.

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Al Barakah Holding

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Al Barakah is an investment company that specializes in venture capital, innovation and development solutions for various industries.

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Dubai Future District Fund

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Funding the future of finance and future economies.

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DIFFERRE CAPITAL

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VENTURE CAPITAL & PRIVATE EQUITY

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Al Dhaheri Capital Investment Group

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Al Dhaheri Capital Investment Group is a holding firm that uses diversified strategic business units with global vision.

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Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

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Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group is a group of firms that specialize in retail, consumer, industrial, construction and joint venture services.

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London Capital

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Banking & Financial Advisors, Private Placement Advisor, Investment Banking, Startup Accelerator

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High Water Venture Partners

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High Water Venture Partners is an investment firm that focuses on Agtech, Healthcare, and Fintech industries.

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KISP Ventures

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We support technology entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to next level.

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CURA Company

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CURA builds & invests in technology startups. Built Balleh.com & invested in Sakrobe.

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MENA Moonshots

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MENA Moonshots is a boutique investment fund providing early-stage funding, strategy design, and mentorship services to companies.

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Bahrain FinTech Bay

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Largest FinTech Hub in the Middle East

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Pride Capital

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Pride Capital is a venture capital and early stage fund focusing on Fintech.

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YAS Investments

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YAS Investments is an emerging investment and advisory firm based in Dubai

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Sharaka Holdings

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Sharaka Holdings is a holding company with a portfolio of companies across various sectors including education, trading, and construction.

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Sharq Ventures

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a kuwait based Venture Capital

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SX2 Ventures

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SX2 Ventures helps innovation and long-term value creation in the human care segment.

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The Artesian Group

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The Artesian Group is a UAE-based investor and management consultancy

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Beyond Capital

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Beyond Capital is established for building the bridge between the entrepreneurial ecosystem and investor community.

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ICD-PS

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ICD is one of the premier Islamic multilateral financial institution for the development of the private sector

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Emitac

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Emitac is a provider of designs and technology-enabled business solutions to various sectors like Banking and Finance, Energy, Education.

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Boursa Kuwait

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Boursa Kuwait provides capital market products and services.

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Thumbay Group

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Thumbay Group is an international conglomerate company with a diverse portfolio of business activities in various sectors.

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dfin Holding

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Digital Finance Holding – Egypt’s FinTech Platform for tech-based financial services startups

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Cornerstone Ventures

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Cornerstone Ventures has a combined experience in venture capital, private equity, and consulting.

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Business Valley

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Co-working space , Incubator and Angel group network in Egypt

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Capital Values Group

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They are a family office, headquartered in Dubai and with further group offices in London, Jersey and Sydney. We have an enviable 20 year

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GoldStern

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We are actively on the lookout for great investment opportunities, and our team brings decades of experience in Global capital markets.

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Oman Investment Corporation

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Oman Investment Corporation is involved in the investment and development of projects that enhance economic development.

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CEG

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CEG is an investment firm that focuses on venture capital, funding, investments and financial services for various sectors.

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Sandstorm Ventures

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Sandstorm Ventures is a financial firm that offers investment strategies to promote market growth for investors, public & private companies.

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Egypt Kuwait Holding

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Egypt Kuwait Holding is engaged in the investments in sectors, including fertilizers and petrochemicals, electricity, and insurance

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Performous.com

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Performous invests in early stage digital businesses. We offer both seed funding and expertise.

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AL-DEERA Holding

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AL-DEERA Holding Company focuses on investments in private and public companies which witness strong growth.

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Marya Group

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Marya Group is a financial group that provides investment strategies to enhance business growth for organizations.

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Al Ajial Holding

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AL AJIAL Holding is a new investment holding launched by the KUWAIT INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (KIA).

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Esterad

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Esterad is an investment management company with assets regionally and internationally.

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