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41 Top UAE (United Arab Emirates) Venture Capital Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best UAE (United Arab Emirates) 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 UAE (United Arab Emirates) Venture Capital Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

yallacompare

yallacompare

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

Global Ventures

Global Ventures

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Global Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in founders and ideas across emerging markets.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vuja De Capital

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Vuja De Capital is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in companies operating in the cryptocurrency.

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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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Vault investments

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Investment financial services

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Noor Bank

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Noor Bank (formerly Noor Islamic Bank) was established in January 2008, in Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

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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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Naseba

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Naseba offers business facilitation expertise in growth markets. Naseba brings you exposure to the right knowledge and the right people

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SFM Corporate Services

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SFM Corporate Services is a Dubai-headquartered financial and corporate services firm specializing in offshore company formation.

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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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The Artesian Group

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

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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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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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Performous.com

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

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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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Isthmus Partners

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Corporate Finance Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Business 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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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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DubaiBeat.com

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Insight on Middle Eastern Investors

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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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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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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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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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Camel Works Design

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Industrial Design, Engineering, Consultancy, Training, Product Design, Supply Chain Management, Product Design Management

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SmartSaffron Capital

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A venture capital firm that is run by millennial’s, has a unique approach in how to invest in startups.

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Goodforce Labs

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Goodforce Labs is a Starpup Foundry Focused On Buiding Global Ethical Economy.

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Innopreneur Management Consultancy

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Startup advisory firm

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BRS Ventures

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BRS Ventures provides private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisition services for various business sectors.

Written by Mark Fitz

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