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.

 

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.

 

BLOG


What can EURO 2016 teach us about success?

By Ali Fakharany … Football fever reached an all-time high this week with a classic Germany-Italy EURO 2016 quarterfinal. With the entire world watching, the Italian team did a great job punching above their weight and almost making us forget why death, taxes,... read more

My Month at BECO

By Sami Malas … TL;DR: Interning at BECO was a great experience from which I took three life lessons; the size of the team is not nearly as important as the quality of the members in it, criteria are important to outline and stick to, and keeping all the members... read more

Brexit talent: Come to Dubai!

By Dany Farha … With the initial shock about the outcome of the Brexit vote just about over, it’s time to think about the consequences for the UK, the EU and our MENA region, as it pertains to the technology sector. The tech sector is driven largely by human... read more

A Salute to Bayt.com

By Amir Farha … I have been lucky enough to have my cousin, Dany Farha, as my partner at BECO Capital. Dany is one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in the MENA region and co-founder of Bayt.com, the largest job site in the Middle East. He and his... read more

Calling all Arab Investors

By Amir Farha … I’m sure everyone has had enough time to absorb the news that the Saudi Public Investment Fund invested $3.5bn into Uber, making it the largest growth investment in any private tech company in history. $3.5bn. Now that’s a lot of money from a... read more

The Future of Content

By Serene Touma … It’s no secret to those who know me that my dream job is Editor in Chief. Preferably displacing Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair — though late at night I sometimes dare to dream of the New Yorker as a future home. My passion for content, and... read more

BECO Capital

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

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BECO CAPITAL
Office 1902, Grosvenor Business Tower,
Barsha Heights, PO Box 333357,
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 368 7811

 



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