We are a family backed investment firm and a venture builder. Our team consists of entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds in blockchain, data, enterprise technology, and consumer goods. We have launched, scaled, and sold businesses across the Middle East, Europe, and the US.
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.
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.
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.
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 has 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 lead to a successful exit in 2016. He was an early backer of Tezos, a leading blockchain-tech project, and is Chairman of the Tezos Foundation Board.
Focus: Blockchain Gaming
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.
Focus: Big Data AI Enterprise Software
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.
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