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

A meeting based productivity app that directs results oriented meetings

The leading limo aggregator in the Middle East

Mobile restaurant discovery platform

Healthcare insurance comparison and management platform

Healthcare marketplace and automated bookings

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


Supporting our own ecosystem

By Dany Farha ... Earlier this month, I travelled for the TiEcon 2016 global conference in New Delhi and was surprised to see Travis Kalanick, Founder & CEO of Uber as the keynote, given that India's home grown champ is Ola Cabs and is fighting a fierce battle...

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The Business of Risk

By Dany Farha ... There are over 5,000 VC's in the US and the top quartile firms consistently produce impressive results ranging from ca. 20-40% IRRs from most vintages. The top 1%ile firms consistently produce even more staggering returns ranging from 50% to as high...

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Cadillac’s Incremental Innovation

Transportation is a hot topic in the tech industry, whether we are looking at moving things, food or people. This week, we sat down with Nadim Ghrayeb, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Cadillac Middle East, to talk about Cadillac's commitment to the driving...

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Fintech & FOMO in Egypt

By Ali Fakharany ... For a country with not much to be proud of on the economic front over the past decade, the banking sector in Egypt has actually been a rare positive for the country. Due to cautious policies, the absence of complicated financial instruments,...

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Eureka Moments At A Snail’s Pace

By Sorusch Amiri ... In media, storytellers tend to present key breakthroughs by creatives in all kinds of fields as distinct, catalytic and movie-like moments of realization, where the creative protagonist suddenly puts pieces together that enlighten his path for the...

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Venture Capital and Universities: a complicated relationship

I recently joined the Kauffman Fellowship where I will be spending considerable time over the next two years alongside other global VC investors to learn more about VC investments. I completed my first class recently alongside 40 other VC investors, and although the learning was tremendous from all around, I wanted to share my thoughts on a specific subject where I soon identified a clear distinction between the West and Middle East, and that is the involvement of universities in the VC space.

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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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