Enabling entrepreneurs to build companies of the future.

We are a family office backed investment firm and company builder. We back companies in categories ranging from consumer goods and services, to data and enterprise technology, to blockchain infrastructure and gaming. All of them share one common denominator: the potential to sustainably enhance the quality of people’s everyday lives as well as improve the world we live in.

Portfolio

Our Model

Build

We believe that good companies start by building businesses that demonstrate three core characteristics: desirability, feasibility, and viability. We help entrepreneurs plan their business at very early stages.

Operate

Getting to product-market-fit is one thing; executing an effective go-to-market strategy and generating positive cash-flow are arguably more important. We help entrepreneurs with financial and operational sustainability.

Invest

Our deep sector experience reflects in the opportunities we look for. We primarily target big data, blockchain, fin-tech and consumer businesses although we have invested in other areas as well.

Our Team

Saad Umerani

Saad has previously worked in investment banking, management consulting & technology sectors. He has co-founded two Enabling Future companies, Protein Bakeshop, where he now serves as CEO, and Mélange. Saad previously worked with ValuStart Group, where he built two fintech softwares, for credit ratings and valuations. The softwares are now used by major banks in the UAE.

Focus: Consumer Goods Consumer Technology

Hubertus Thonhauser

Hubertus has over 20 years of experience in starting up and growing companies in various C-level and board functions and as an angel investor active in Europe, the US, and the GCC. He was the co-founder of Babil Games, a leading mobile-games company in MENA, which led to a successful exit in 2016. He has been an earlier backer of several projects in the blockchain space, including layer one protocols, derivative products and custodian solutions. Hubertus is also Chair of the Tezos Foundation Council.

Focus: Blockchain Gaming

Yusuf Bashir

Yusuf is an entrepreneurial product, sales, and corporate development executive with 20+ years of experience implementing, developing, managing, and operating in fast-paced, highly competitive environments. At Enabling Future, Yusuf focuses on investments across enterprise software, infrastructure, and AI/ML. Yusuf is a FINRA-registered Investment Banking Representative with Palladium Capital and holds Series 79 and 63 licenses. Previously, Yusuf was the Managing Director of the $500M Infosys Innovation Fund, leading a global team that completed over 30 investments in early-stage software companies. Yusuf holds an SM & MBA in Management Science from MIT and graduated as a Sloan Fellow.

Focus: Big Data AI Enterprise Software

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav is the CEO of the oldest Payments Solution Provider in the UAE, Marshal Equipment, and is a board member of the MENA Fintech Association. He is an active angel investor and holds an LP in 5 international venture funds.

Focus: Fintech

Contact

Dubai

Level 14
Boulevard Plaza Tower One
Dubai, UAE

Boulder

1919 14th St, Suite 700
Boulder, CO 80302
USA