Venture Capitalist

altVenture Capital expertise & know-how

 

This particular adventure capitalist has had the privilege & opportunity to venture across EMMA

In relatively large numbers, and different sectors, stages, sizes & shapes

And by using a number of institutional fund & direct investment vehicles

 

Track record

Total transactions estimate 80      Individual companies 59      Total realised exits 23      A DFI version of approved venture-type deals available in XLS format 48      Although EMMA transactions can all be considered venture, the approved deal sheet includes only principal BA, VC & SME PE investments $60mil+ in 48 deals      Vs. PE, RE & PIPE investments $200mil+ in 11 deals

To execute 59 individual venture transactions, one probably needed to evaluate 30x the opportunities & see many more than that; building a strong acumen for emerging companies…

I am interested in hearing your venture story

 

Theme Related Tracker

  • Saudi fintech Tamara raises $6 million in country’s largest seed round for its buy now pay later platform
    on January 20, 2021

    Riyadh-based buy now pay later platform Tamara has raised $6 million in a seed round led by Saudi’s Impact46, it announced in a statement to MENAbytes today. The round, according to MENAbytes data, is the largest seed round ever raised by a Saudi startup (and one of the largest of the region too). It was The post Saudi fintech Tamara raises $6 million in country’s largest seed round for its buy now pay later platform appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Turkish 10-minute grocery delivery startup Getir raises $128 million for international expansion, now valued at $850 million
    on January 20, 2021

    Istanbul-headquartered ultrafast delivery startup Getir has raised $128 million in a Series B round led by Michael Moritz’s Crankstart Investments and Brazil-based Base Partners, it announced in a statement to MENAbytes on Tuesday. The round valued the company at about $850 million which makes it one of the most valued tech startups of the Middle The post Turkish 10-minute grocery delivery startup Getir raises $128 million for international expansion, now valued at $850 million appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Bazaar, Pakistan-based B2B ecommerce marketplace raises $6.5 million in one of region’s largest seed rounds
    on January 19, 2021

    Bazaar, a Pakistan-based B2B ecommerce startup that had launched just eight months ago to digitize traditional retail in Pakistan, has raised $6.5 million in one of the region’s largest seed rounds. The round was co-led by Berlin-based Global Founders Capital which is making its first investment in Pakistan, and Pakistan-focused VC Indus Valley Capital that The post Bazaar, Pakistan-based B2B ecommerce marketplace raises $6.5 million in one of region’s largest seed rounds appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Dubai fintech Ziina gets Y Combinator’s backing for its social P2P payment app, raises seed round
    on January 19, 2021

    Dubai-based fintech Ziina has received Y Combinator’s backing and raised a seed round from investors in the United States and the Middle East, it announced in a statement today to MENAbytes. The startup is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 (W21) batch. It said that it is the third startup from the United Arab Emirates The post Dubai fintech Ziina gets Y Combinator’s backing for its social P2P payment app, raises seed round appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Unity Retail, a Pakistani logistics aggregator for online sellers raises six-figure seed
    on January 18, 2021

    Karachi-based ecommerce enablement startup Unity Retail has raised a six-figure (USD) seed round from a local investment firm Boston Equity Partners, it announced in a statement earlier this week to MENAbytes. Founded in 2017 by Mohammed Atif Sami and Syed Shoaib Ahsan, Unity Retail helps online retailers automate their order fulfillment processes through its easy-to-use The post Unity Retail, a Pakistani logistics aggregator for online sellers raises six-figure seed appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Rain raises $6 million Series A from MEVP & Coinbase to grow its Middle Eastern cryptocurrency exchange
    on January 17, 2021

    Bahrain-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Rain has raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), it announced in a statement to MENAbytes today. The round also saw participation of different new and existing investors including Coinbase which is the largest cryptocurrency platform in the United States (and filed last month The post Rain raises $6 million Series A from MEVP & Coinbase to grow its Middle Eastern cryptocurrency exchange appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Delivery Hero launches DX Ventures, a $60 million early-stage fund to invest in global startups
    on January 12, 2021

    Delivery Hero, the Berlin-headquartered global food (and grocery) delivery giant has launched an independently managed early-stage venture capital fund, DX Ventures, to invest in startups all around the world. The fund has launched with $60 million (€50 million) of capital from Delivery Hero that will be invested in founder-led startups across different industries, including on-demand The post Delivery Hero launches DX Ventures, a $60 million early-stage fund to invest in global startups appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Checkout.com triples valuation to $15 billion with a new funding round
    on January 12, 2021

    London-headquartered fintech Checkout.com that enables merchants of different sizes to accept online payments has hit a $15 billion valuation (post-money) in its latest funding round, it announced in a statement today. The company that has a significant presence in the Middle East & North Africa has raised $450 million in a Series C round. The The post Checkout.com triples valuation to $15 billion with a new funding round appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Dubai fintech Sarwa expands its investment advisory platform to Saudi after receiving fintech experimental permit
    on January 10, 2021

    Dubai-based investment advisory platform Sarwa is expanding to Saudi Arabia after receiving the fintech experimental permit from Saudi’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA), it announced in a statement today. The development comes almost a year after Sarwa raised $8.4 million in one of the largest funding rounds for a consumer fintech of the region. The startup The post Dubai fintech Sarwa expands its investment advisory platform to Saudi after receiving fintech experimental permit appeared first on MENAbytes.

  • Access Bridge Ventures launches with first close of its debut fund to invest in MENAP startups
    on January 10, 2021

    Abu Dhabi-based early-stage VC firm Access Bridge Ventures has announced the launch and first close of its $25 million debut fund today. The firm did not disclose the exact size but told MENAbytes that it is a significant first close and it aims to hit the final close in a year. The team behind Access The post Access Bridge Ventures launches with first close of its debut fund to invest in MENAP startups appeared first on MENAbytes.