By Dany Farha

It is time to wish our dear friend and brother Alvaro, all the best and onwards and upwards, as he embarks on the next part of his professional journey.

Alvaro has been a personal friend of mine for over 10 years, an easy date to remember as we met in the lead up to both our boys (both our second boys) being born in July 2007. Alvaro is a stand-up human being cut from the finest cloth, with a rare ethical fabric of the highest level.

Alvaro joined the BECO team about a year and a half after Amir and I started the initial version of what was BECO in late 2011. Like any startup, it’s been a rollercoaster ride and we’ve been through so much together, forming a bond that lasts a lifetime.

As we evolve and grow the BECO franchise, we have renewed our focus on the early stages of the venture space (seed through C) deep into the key MENA markets, while Alvaro will be moving on to focus on continuing to invest in the later stages of the technology sector.

We look forward to continuing to invest together with Alvaro as a strong partner in the future in the much needed stages at Series C and beyond to continue to provide support along the funding cycles.

All the best from your BECO family.