BOOSTING AMAZING ENTREPRENEURS FROM GROUND ZERO INTO OUTER SPACE

BURNING FACTOR


As an early stage venture capital firm in the UAE, our vision is to reinvent the Middle East through innovation and technology entrepreneurship.

Whether at the Seed, or through to Series B, we love investing and supporting early stage technology ventures in the Middle East. As ex-entrepreneurs ourselves, we know it’s not always easy to get a startup off the ground. We were in your shoes once upon a time, and we’ve gone through the journey too, from the kernel of an idea, and all the way through to raising funds to build something special.

LAUNCHING ANGLE


The launching angle is crucial to the successful launch of a rocket ship into outer space and is extremely rare. It is the optimal point at which the fundamental attributes for successful propulsion join together. Just like in the case of a startup, we believe that there is an optimal balance of various attributes and elements that drastically increases the likelihood of success and is crucial to making the right investment decision.

  • T = Team

    We look for extraordinary management teams with clarity of vision, solid execution and a lot of tenacity.

  • Tr = Transformational

    We love game changing ideas with compelling value propositions that drastically change the status quo.

  • S = Scale

    We like companies that target large addressable markets and can become the technology titans of our region.

  • D = Defensibility

    We look for moats and business elements that can create sustainable competitive advantage.

  • T = Team

    We look for extraordinary management teams with clarity of vision, solid execution and a lot of tenacity.

  • Tr = Transformational

    We love game changing ideas with compelling value propositions that drastically change the status qou.

  • S = Scale

    We like companies that target large addressable markets and can become the technology titans of our region.

  • D = Defensibility

    We look for moats and business elements that can create sustainable competitive advantage.

INVESTMENT REMIT


We like Bold and Daring Founders looking to tackle whitespaces with Deep Regional markets or founders emanating from the region with Global Aspirations that have demonstrated Product Market Fit.


SECTOR

We are sector agnostic, we follow the best visionary founders building lasting and robust technology and technology enabled businesses. We do however have an affinity for businesses which demonstrate high defensibility through moats, switching costs and capital efficient models.


STAGE

We like to lead Late Seed, pre Series A, and Series A rounds where we aim for an initial ownership of at least 15% with greater flexibility towards more capital efficient business models.

Our ideal initial investment is up to $2m. However, we can go as high as $5m depending on ownership and how much Product Market Fit is demonstrated.


GEOGRAPHY

We only invest in founders and/or engineering teams that are based in the GCC, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Venture capital requires proximity, especially at the stages where we help create value from Late Seed through to Series B and so being physically close to the founding team is important for us to compound value creation for you.

WHEN TO APPROACH US


We encourage you to approach us as early as possible. We like to build chemistry and relationships and track your progress from the early stages. We can also give you guidance as to what we would like to see in order for us to invest and this will speed up the process at the time of investment.

What we can do for you

We view ourselves as lieutenants in an army led by our founders. We are there when they need us, and on the sidelines when they don't - during both the good and tough times. We champion our founders to make sure they are able to focus on the health of their company and team. We look to create transformational value for our portfolio companies through:

  • Fundraising: this includes helping with fundraising through our dedicated team to assist in raising growth capital from our network of global top tier investors.
  • Network + Talent: accessing key decision makers, including regulators where necessary, helping with business development and helping recruit for crucial roles.
  • Data: through leveraging our in-house data analytics engines, we provide our portfolio companies with ongoing analytics insights focused on the quality of product market fit.

How to approach us

We invest in resourceful founders so we encourage you to be resourceful and find a warm intro to a partner or member of the investment team at BECO. Find people who know us well and will make the intro.

  • We like to lead Late Seed, pre Series A, and Series A rounds where we aim for an initial ownership of at least 15% with greater flexibility towards more capital efficient business models.
  • Our ideal initial investment is up to $2m. However, we can go as high as $5m depending on ownership and how much Product Market Fit is demonstrated.

What to expect from our process

  • We pride ourselves on making decisions in a fast, transparent and efficient manner. We respect founders’ time and aim to give a “yes” or “no” within two weeks from initial engagement, assuming all informational requests are provided in a timely manner.

PORTFOLIO


exit
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PORTFOLIO IMPACT


650K+
Jobs Facilitated
$1Bn+
Total Capital Raised
$17.1Bn
GDP Facilitated

TEAM


DANY FARHA
Managing partner
YOUSEF HAMMAD
Managing partner
Noor Lozi
Data Intelligence Analyst
Firas Al Naji
Vice President, Investor Relations
DONA DOMINGO
Office manager
Judy Rifai
Community Lead

BECO Capital

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

GROUND CONTROL


BECO CAPITAL
Office No. 105 One Central, The Offices 4,
Dubai World Trade Center, PO Box 333357,
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 299 9844

 

Note: We look for resourceful founders. The best way to apply for an investment is by finding a warm intro to one of the partners or members of the BECO investment team.