We provide growth capital and hands-on operational support for early stage technology companies in the MENA region with a focus on the GCC.

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OUR MISSION


Our mission is to provide talented entrepreneurs with capital and mentorship in order to accelerate growth, create jobs, capture opportunities, foster success, build wealth and develop role models in our society.

FOCUS


We aim to support the technology revolution in the Middle East through investing in smart, early stage internet and mobile companies in the MENA region, founded by amazing entrepreneurs that are creating transformational solutions that solve large regional problems.

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PORTFOLIO


The premier property portal in the Middle East

Career portal and course discovery marketplace

A marketplace to buy and sell great stuff

The leading limo aggregator in the Middle East

Mobile restaurant discovery platform

Healthcare insurance comparison and management platform

Online used car exchange and auction site

Sports league and event management company

Eliminates the need for usernames and passwords

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OUR FLIGHT RECORD


Our solid, diverse experience in the venture capital, technology, entrepreneurial and financial sectors, allow us to support our investment companies across an array of activities, allowing them to create value much faster, while having a partner they trust throughout their journey.

THE CREW


DANY FARHA

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER

Dany is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor, with many exits from ventures in a variety of industries. Dany co-founded and exited Bayt.com, the Middle East’s largest job site, Butlers, the UAE’s largest commercial laundry company and Intercat, one of the largest catering companies in the UAE. Dany was a seed investor in Gonabit, a Middle East focused daily deal website that was acquired by Living Social in 2011.

 

AMIR FARHA

MANAGING PARTNER

Amir is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor and mentor. He has looked at early stage businesses from every angle, starting at CLS Capital Partners, a Corporate VC firm based in London, followed by what was then the first seed capital fund in the MENA region, the Arab Business Angel Network, before becoming an entrepreneur himself. Amir has co-founded a number of local businesses, including Toolman, a property maintenance company; Purple PR, a PR agency, and Tandem Partners a startup and small business advisory firm. He holds a BSc in Computer Information Systems and an MSc in Management from the University of Bath.

 

ALVARO ABELLA

MANAGING PARTNER

Before and after his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2003, Alvaro worked as a management consultant for various firms such as Booz & Co and Diamond Cluster (now Oliver Wyman). He joined Gulf Capital at its inception in 2006, one of the largest alternative investment companies in the GCC with over US$ 1 billion of assets under management, responsible for its TMT investments conducting all investment activities with a prime focus on post-acquisition.

SORUSCH AMIRI

ASSOCIATE

Before joining BECO, Sorusch was a Summer Associate at Earlybird Venture Capital in Germany. Prior to that, he founded a venture-backed travel tech company in 2011 called Rentudo Inc. Sorusch has also been involved in the startup ecosystem in New York, working as an intern for Union Square Ventures portfolio company, Zemanta Inc., while studying Economics at Columbia University, where he was a John Jay Global Scholar.

 

YOUSEF HAMMAD

ASSOCIATE

Prior to joining BECO, Yousef held various roles with General Electric, most recently as a Commercial Operation Director for GE’s Aviation business, responsible for managing sales campaigns for Saudia Arabia and Turkey. Before that, Yousef worked in the GE & Mubadala $5bn joint venture. He also co-founded multiple businesses in Saudi Arabia: Cafe Arab, an artistic social space and coffee shop; Eventana, a corporate event management firm and Chemya, an industrial chemicals and lubes distributor. Yousef has also been an active angel investor over the past few years where he invested in multiple startups, regionally and internationally.

 

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Don’t be afraid to scale

The MENA entrepreneurship landscape has come a long way since the days when I was at ABAN (2008) until now. In 2008 there were only a handful of interesting tech companies backed by knowledgeable and capable entrepreneurs who took the risk of launching a startup.... read more

Time value of life

I have been approached by many young people who ask me about job prospects, career development plans, further education and other things to get guidance on how to develop their own career. Most of them believe that one day they will become entrepreneurs and “be their own boss” and are looking to get an experience to help them reach that goal.

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Revenue model first, Users second

We’re not in Silicon Valley, we’re in the Middle East. We don’t have the luxury of having an abundance of capital to drive innovation, nor do we have the large tech companies that make acquisitions on a regular basis. Focusing on what users want is... read more

Remember the Titans

I thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to the “MENA Titans”, those handful of successful dotcoms that have come out of the MENA region over the past decade or so… and when I say a handful, I literally mean 3 or 4… the most significant ones being Maktoob,... read more
BECO CAPITAL Office 1903, Grosvenor Business Tower, Al Barsha, TECOM, PO Box 333357 Dubai, UAE

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BECO CAPITAL
Office 1903, Grosvenor Business Tower,
Al Barsha, TECOM, PO Box 333357,
Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 368 7811

 

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