Our Venture Capital firms are:
Mubadala Investment Company - United Arab Emirates
"Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor that manages a diverse portfolio of assets and investments in the United Arab Emirates and abroad, to generate sustainable financial returns for its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala is investing and partnering at the leading edge of global growth and innovation to create opportunities for future generations.
Today, in line with HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision, Mubadala is a $243 billion (AED 894 billion) business that spans six continents with interests across multiple sectors and asset classes. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala also has offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Beijing."
“Sarwa is revolutionising the financial services landscape in the Middle East by offering a range of investment solutions to a large market that has had little access to such services in the past. In just three years, the company has nearly doubled its client funds and expanded its product base to include a wider range of securities and asset classes, reflecting the potential for further exponential growth. Ibrahim Ajami, Head of Ventures and Growth at Mubadala Investment Company
500 Startups - Global
"500 Global is a venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion¹ in assets under management that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. [They] focus on markets where technology, innovation, and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth."
“At 500, we back companies that are leading the way in changing the world. Financial literacy and inclusion are key to improving lives and building better societies, and Sarwa has boldly tackled the issue by demystifying investment and making it easier than ever before for young people to get a head start on building their personal wealth. We are fully supportive of their goal and continue to be part of their exciting journey,” said Tim Chae, Managing Partner at 500 Startups.
Kuwait Projects Company (Holding) KIPCO - Kuwait
"KIPCO’s operations extend across the Middle East and North African region, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Sea. With holdings in sectors such as financial services, media, manufacturing and real estate, KIPCO Group comprises over 60 companies and employs over 16,000 people in 24 countries. Founded in 1975, KIPCO has since become one of the MENA region’s most successful companies."
“KIPCO is delighted to be making its first fintech investment in Sarwa, which shares our belief in the need to encourage more people in the region to save by making available more accessible and reliable investment platforms. Sarwa speaks the language of the younger generation, an important and growing untapped segment. Our investment will give Sarwa access to KIPCO’s network of businesses and clients across the region, thus enabling the fintech company to benefit from our regional presence as we strive together to grow the business and expand its reach.” Osama T. Al Ghoussein, KIPCO SVP Banking and Sarwa Board Member.
Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) - United Arab Emirates
ADIO provides a comprehensive range of services to potential investors along every step of their investment journey. Aiming to position Abu Dhabi as a destination for investment in the future economy and enabling investment attraction through robust partnerships in order to achieve further growth and diversification in knowledge sectors.
“Sarwa is among a new wave of tech startups that are thriving in the UAE as our FinTech sector continues to flourish. ADIO’s funding will enable Sarwa to expand its UAE operations, creating new opportunities for employment in Abu Dhabi’s tech sector. We are committed to supporting innovation-led businesses to establish and grow in the emirate of Abu Dhabi through our Ventures Fund.” Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
Hambro Perks - United Kingdom
Hambro Perks is a venture firm that backs, builds and scales global companies. We nurture entrepreneurship.
“As a tech-enabled financial platform with strong growth in the region, Sarwa is an excellent addition to our portfolio. Hambro Perks backs game-changing companies and Sarwa has the potential to reinvent its sector. This is the first of many investments Hambro Perks plans to make in the Gulf in 2020 and we are excited that Sarwa is our steppingstone here.” Ali Qaiser, Managing Director at Hambro Perks
Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) - United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Financial Centre is a top ten global financial centre and the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
Phoenician Funds - Lebanon
Founded in 2015, Phoenician Funds is at the heart of thriving capitals of digital innovation and startup ecosystems in the Middle East and North Africa Region. We are seasoned advisors, devoted problem solvers and serial entrepreneurs, who share a passion for technology and proactively seek opportunities in sectors that are ripe for disruption. Our team actively supports founders to co-shape successful ventures in the early stages of investment, and create value across the investment life-cycle. We provide strategic guidance, market access and insights, linkages to proprietary networks as well as proven execution capabilities to drive long-term success of our portfolio companies. The team launched Phoenician Fund I (“PF I”) in 2016, which primarily focuses on seed and early stage companies operating in Fintech and other attractive sectors in MENA.
Shorooq Investments - Global
Best practice investing here in the region – we aspire to help the daring to build a brighter future. Our investment values are built on the principles that founders and entrepreneurs should own and lead their young companies with close relationship, strategic support & guidance from their investors.
Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) - MENA
MEVP is a Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of innovative companies run by talented entrepreneurs primarily, but not exclusively, in the Middle East Region with a focus on the GCC and Levant countries.
Women's Angel Investor Network (WAIN) - MENA
The first investor network for women in the MENA region. Our goal is to build an informed ecosystem of women investors who support women entrepreneurs in the Arab world.
Hala Ventures - KSA
Financial Horizon Group is committed to providing world-class consulting services to its clients whether it’s financial, recruitment or technology related. Serving both public and private sectors, Financial Horizon Group has established a proven track record by delivering quality service in a timely manner.
Saned Partners - Lebanon
Saned Partners is an independently managed Venture Capital fund, aiming to nurture early-stage companies in the MENA region into growth and profitability. Our mission is to partner with entrepreneurs and to provide them with the means and resources to turn their projects into established, best-in-class businesses that offer exceptional all-around value to stakeholders.