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.
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.
BECO TEAM FACTS
Online rent collection via cloud services
Sports league and event management company
Career portal and course discovery marketplace
Mobile restaurant discovery platform
Marketplace for new and used cars
Providing insurance and HR solutions through technology
Fetchr is an on-demand logistics and delivery company
Password manager and authenticator
Online used car exchange and auction site
MENA digital healthcare booking platform
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.
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. Prior to that, Dany worked at Lehman Brothers in London for 3 years after gaining a BSc from UCL (University College London) in Statistics, Operations Research and Economics.
Amir has over 12 years of experience being actively involved with a wide range of early stage ventures as an entrepreneur, mentor and investor, starting his career 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 Webmatiks, a web development agency; Tandem Partners, a startup and small business advisory firm; Toolman Maintenance, a property maintenance company; and Purple PR, a boutique PR agency. He holds a BSc in Computer Information Systems and an MSc in Management from the University of Bath.
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 $5 billion 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.
Vinay grew up in India and has been around technology companies ever since he was in high school. He spent 3 years working with startups and VC firms in Bangalore, Singapore and Berlin prior to joining BECO in early 2017. Some of his previous stints include roles at Bookpad (acquired by Yahoo!), 99.co, Microsoft Ventures, Tigris Capital and Golden Gate Ventures. Vinay is a strong believer in the impact technology can have on improving quality of life and is passionate about deep tech, transportation and data companies which he hopes to see advance in the region.
OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Vivienne Scott is a qualified lawyer with a background in M&A, private equity and general corporate and commercial matters. Prior to living in Dubai, Vivienne practised as a lawyer in Edinburgh and worked most recently at Conyers Dill and Pearman in Dubai. Vivienne joined BECO Capital in April 2016 in the role of Operations and Compliance Manager, which involves managing and maintaining internal processes for investment opportunities and portfolio companies’ information, ensuring legal and corporate governance compliance and dealing with investor relations matters, including managing KYC compliance and shareholder communications.
As BECO’s resident techie, Dana has a passion for building software and the world of cybersecurity. Before joining BECO, Dana was at Boston University completing her Master’s degree in Computer Engineering with a specialization in Cybersecurity. Before embarking on her graduate studies, Dana spent 3 years at ADNOC Distribution as an IT Project Analyst where she built web applications for various departments. In her spare time, Dana enjoys learning new programming languages.
A member of the BECO team since 2012, Dona oversees all day-to-day office management. Dona is also responsible for all accounting, bookkeeping and payroll activities, in addition to HR tasks at BECO. With more than 11 years of experience, Dona’s prior roles have been in both Dubai and the Philippines, having started her career there at Nestlé.
Prior to joining BECO, Zeina worked as a Communications Lead & Business Advisor at IM Capital, a Venture Capital based in Beirut. Her passion for people and communications is revealed through her career journey as she previously worked as a PR Manager at Memac-Ogilvy, and a Communication Officer for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Beirut. Zeina graduated from IAE of Lille, France, with a Masters in International Marketing & Communications in 2010, and from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2007.
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