What is venture capital?

Venture capital is a type of private equity; it is a form of financing for early stage companies who are deemed to have high growth and innovative potential by firms or funds. These investments tend to be very risky but can result in high return from exits. It doesn't always take a financial form - it can be provided through the lending of human or technical capital via mentorship and partnerships. 

 


Why does the Middle Eastern VC community need an industry body?

We offer support to the growing community and act as the hub for venture capital and private equity firms, international investors and other offices. With the establishment and education of best practices within the region, we will accelerate the region's growth, presence and reputation to become a platform of innovation. 


How will funds benefit from joining?

Members benefit from a wide array of services, which include:

  • Events to engage and connect members, as well as engage with international firms
  • A medium to connect to other funds and firms 
  • Information regarding general private capital activity