With Vision Ventures Capital, you can start running your company confidently with the right guidance, financial and marketing resources needed to kick off your dream start-up project. We bring our long and successful years of business experience to the table to help you incorporate and grow your company like a seasoned entrepreneur
Vision Ventures (VV) is a corporate venture capital firm established in Saudi Arabia and is one of Sahara Net’s Group of companies.
We invest in innovative startups in the seed and early stage helping startups realize their dreams and making a difference.
Wa'ed's Venture Capital (VC) providis direct equity investment to companies that are looking for a venture partner. Investing in a broad range of early-stage companies through existing corporations looking to expand, Wa'ed VC aims to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, with the overall objective of fostering economic development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wa'ed VC is comprised of an eclectic, broad-ranging yet unified group of individuals who promote an open and welcoming environment, ripe for prosperity and innovation.
For a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurs’ needs, in order to better support them, Wa'ed VC promotes an atmosphere that encourages real-time engagement with entrepreneurs.
Wa'ed VC advocates an approach that differs from typical Venture Capital functions that focus exclusively on one objective: profit. At Wa'ed VC, the focus is not only on profit, but also on the creation of quality jobs and economic diversification in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, it is a VC function with a national agenda.
At Merak Capital we focus on technology as the main driver for growth across the globe, and specifically in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region. We build our internal teams around technological research and understanding, staying at the forefront of breakthrough software and hardware, and finding investment opportunities that are aligned with adoption cycles from different sectors.
Headquartered in Riyadh, Mad’a Investment Company is a Private Equity firm operating in the Middle East.
We aren’t just investors though; through our participation on company boards (as well as outside of these boards), we actively help our partner businesses reach their true potential by using our network to unlocking value which otherwise could not have been realized.
Our team consists of highly experienced investment and operating professionals, who work collaboratively with the management teams of our portfolio companies.
As a Saudi Company, we are committed to contributing to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and our Investment Strategy is aligned with Vision 2030.
Mad’a Investment Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abdul Aziz Al Othaim & Sons Holding Company (ASO & SONS).
NOMU Ventures is an early-stage VC fund focused on investing in and growing the startups from Saudi Arabia. We invest in startups from the idea to the seed stage, offering the executive know-how of our team and the access to the markets of industries we work with. We are looking for the founders with scalable global ideas that target the urgent problems on the market. We invest in proven business models and with vast partnership network in MENA region and beyond we aspire to scale KSA based startups internationally.
Theodore L. ("Trey") Goede III has been working for Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center for over six years, mainly around a $200MM venture fund launched by Saudi Aramco in 2013 to diversify the Kingdom’s economy and create high quality Saudi jobs. After participating in fund formation, Mr. Goede helped lead the fund through its first 22 approved transactions in 4.5 years. Mr. Goede has also served on the Board of Directors of many Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures portfolio companies including PayTabs, an online payment services company, SafeRoad, a GPS vehicle tracking company, Golden Scent, a perfume and beauty supply ecommerce company, Geophysical Equipment Factory Limited, an oil and gas exploration and geophysical equipment manufacturing company, and Virtual Vision, an ICT services company specializing in cloud solutions. Mr. Goede is also a member of the Investment Committee for the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals’ Entrepreneurship Institute funding program, an Investment Committee member at Dhahran Techno Valley Corporation for its funding initiatives, and an Advisory Board Member for the College of Engineering at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University. In 2014, Mr. Goede co-created a Professional Certification in Innovation class for the accredited Saudi Aramco leadership development department as an Instructor, where the class is now being offered on a quarterly basis for Aramco employees and the wider external ecosystem. Additionally, Mr. Goede co-founded the Saudi Aramco sponsored Innovation Ecosystem Society and he serves on its Board of Directors, and more recently, he became Co-Director of Google Startup Grind Dhahran. Previously, Mr. Goede was Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Wind, LLC, a wind energy development company, which he founded in 2007. After raising $1.5MM from individual investors and a major university, and then forming a strategic joint venture with turbine manufacturer Suzlon Corporation for an additional $3MM of funding, Affinity developed a portfolio of wind projects located in the United States. He was formerly Executive Vice President of River City Internet Group, LLC, a privately-held investment and holding company focused on developing, owning and operating businesses primarily in the Information Communication Technology (“ICT”) sector. While at River City Internet Group, Mr. Goede started several businesses related to technology and telecommunications, including Electric Internet, a Broadband over Power Line joint venture with a United States public utility, Ameren Corporation. Previously in 1998, he was Vice President of Primary Network, which Mr. Goede helped develop into one of the nation's largest regional ISPs before raising over $50 million to fund its growth to offer local and long-distance telephone and DSL services. In 1999, Primary Network was recognized as the fastest growing technology company in the St. Louis area, and the thirteenth fastest in the United States. Mr. Goede was recognized by Fast Forward/St. Louis Business Journal as one of the publication's “30 under 30” business people, twice recognized as one of the Most Influential St. Louisans (2011 and 2012), along with Who’s Who in Energy honors in 2012. Mr. Goede served on Missouri Governor Bob Holden's Information Technology Roundtable Committee and contributed to a Battelle Memorial Institute study related to technology. Mr. Goede has served on a number of Boards including Affinity Wind, Ameren Pure Power, FinServe Tech Angels, Boston College Energy and Environment Alumni Network, Missouri Department of Economic Development-Energy Sector, Missouri Association of PACE Professionals, Cultivation Capital (Entrepreneur In Residence) and River City Internet Group. Mr. Goede was an adjunct professor in the Business School’s Entrepreneur Department at St. Louis University from 2004-2012, the 7th best Entrepreneur program in the United States. Mr. Goede holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Business Operations and Strategic Management, both from Boston College.
Forus is a debt crowdfunding (p2p lending) platform licensed by the Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency to enter into Sandbox. Forus connects borrowers and investors, enabling investors to invest in a marketplace of alternative loans targeted towards small and medium enterprises. Our marketplace is providing investors with diversified alternative options to investing, while businesses are empowered with an opportunity to grow and scale!