Enabling entrepreneurs to build companies of the future

Enabling Future is a family office backed venture firm with a strong cross-cultural background, solid investment track record and an international network. We are headquartered in Dubai and operate internationally. Enabling Future invests in companies, which are Series A and beyond. Our sector focus reflects our domain expertise in fin-tech, big data, blockchain, food-tech and clean energy.

Our Investment Approach


Our geographical focus is primarily on companies incorporated in MENA and US. The majority of our portfolio consists of US based businesses.


We focus on businesses built on secular trends driven by the millennial population.


We invest in businesses that address end user pain points in different sectors with out of the box tech-solutions.

Social Impact

We back mission driven businesses that have a positive impact on society.

Companies shaping the future

Dubai Future Accelerator
Exited Dec 2016
Dubai Future Accelerator

We invest in people

Our team is composed of individuals with specialized experience from the different facets of business and a large international network. This makes us the perfect sparring partners for entrepreneurs.

Saad Umerani

Founding Partner

Saad has previously worked in investment banking, management consulting & technology sectors. He founded two fin-tech softwares that are now used by major banks in the region for their credit approval processes.

Hubertus Thonhauser

Founding Partner

Hubertus has 20 years experience in starting up and growing companies in various C-level and board functions and as angel investor active in Europe, US and the GCC. He was co-founder of Babil Games, a leading mobile-games company in MENA, which he lead to a successful exit in 2016.

Yusuf Bashir

Managing Partner

Yusuf spent 20 years building and launching enterprise and big data technologies spanning business intelligence and data integration. Most recently, as VP New Products at SAP, he was part of the core team that launched the HANA database. Yusuf was the Managing Director of the $500M Infosys Innovation Fund. Yusuf is a graduate of the Sloan Fellows program at MIT and is based in San Francisco.


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