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 Saudi investment firm SAEV acquired stake in Irish firm OxyMem

oxymem-saudi.jpgSaudi investment firm SAEV, the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, has acquired stake in Oxymem, a wastewater treatment firm based in Ireland.

Oxymem solves energy intensive wastewater treatment with a specific solution. Among Oxymem other investors you can also find the Dow Chemical company. (Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures invest globally into early-stage and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance in oil and gas, petrochemicals, renewables, energy efficiency and water sectors.)

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures SAEV is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SJL71.

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July 4, 2017 |  Filed under Saudi Investors

 Venture Capital firm Arab Angel acquired stake in California firm NuEyes

arabangel-california.jpgArab Angel, a fund for HNWIs and family offices in the Middle East, has acquired stake in NuEyes, a California wearable technology firm.

Based in Orange County, NuEyes brings wearable technology to market for the visually impaired. It is founded by two US veterans in partnership with a military contractor who developed glasses for battlefield applications. (With offices in Abu Dhabi, New York, and Washington DC, Arab Angel Fund helps HNWIs and family offices from the GCC and MENA access companies in the US. Their investment committee include Abdulla Al Suwaidi, Mayssoun Habra, Hisham Al Gurg and Saud Al Nowais).

To see listing and email addresses of investors from the Middle East similar to Arab Angel Fund, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Saudi investors of Tamer Group and consortium invested $160 million in French firm Sigfox

tamer-europe.jpgSaudi investment firm Tamer Group and a consortium of investors have invested $162 million in Sigfox, a provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things.

Established in 2009, Sigfox builds wireless networks to connect low-energy objects such as electricity meters, smartwatches, and washing machines, which need to be continuously on and emitting small amounts of data. It currently has 10 million objects registered on its network and coverage currently spanning 26 countries. (Tamer Group is a healthcare, beauty care, and fast moving consumer goods company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Tamer Group is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINO92.

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 Saudi investment firms invested $7 million in travel website HolidayMe

holidayme.jpgSaudi investments firm F&C Overseas Investment and Al Sanie Group have invested $7 million in travel booking website HolidayMe.

Founded in 2014, HolidayMe customers can choose from 400 holiday packages to over 200 destinations. It has previously secured $4 million from Saudi investors of Al Sanie Group. Another investor in this round is Accel Partners, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, an early investor in Dropbox and Facebook.

To see a list of investment firms similar to Al Sanie Group check the latest edition of Middle East Investors Directory.

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 UAE and Saudi investors acquired $2.4 million stake in financial website compareit4me

stc-ventures.jpgSaudi venture capital firm STC Ventures and a consortium of UAE investors acquired a $2.4 million stake in financial website compareit4me.

The funds will be used to help fund its expansion plans including its recently launched insurance business in the UAE (which since its launch in March, have already sold close to $2 million in policies). Other investors include Dubai-based Wamda Capital and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

STC Ventures is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIN1303.

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 Saudi investors of PIF acquired stake at US firm Uber for $3.5 billion

uber saudiSaudi Arabia investment firm Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired $3.5 billion stake in US ride sharing service Uber - Reuters reported.

The investment values Uber at $62.5 billion, making it the most highly valued venture capital-backed company in the world. PIF has a diverse portfolio made up of approximately 200 investments, of which around 20 are listed on Tadawul, the Saudi Stock Exchange.

To see a list of investment firms similar to PIF check Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Saudi venture capital firm RVC led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm

rvc swSaudi Venture Capital firm Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) has led investment of $17 million in Swedish firm Sol Voltaics.

Founded in 2008, Sol Voltaics is a Swedish nanotechnology company focused on improving the efficiency of energy capture, generation and storage using nanomaterials. Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is the investment arm of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It has invested in several firms including GLM Company, Calltech Co, SOLEXEL, Advanced Dental Technologies, Aser Technologies and Knowledge Developers.

Riyadh Valley Company (RVC) is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ54.

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May 17, 2016 |  Filed under Saudi Investors

 Saudi venture capital firm SAEV invested $10 and $25 million in two US firms

aramco us investmentSaudi Venture Capital firm Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) has invested $10 million and $26 million in two US firms; Maana and NanoMech.

Maana, based in California, is an analytics platform that turns big data insights into line-of-business applications and has received $26 million in Series B funding led by SAEV. NanoMech, based in Arkansas, uses nanotechnology to develop advanced products for industrial and mechanical applications and has raised $10 million from SAEV. (SAEV is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco. As DubaiBeat reported back in 2012 on its launch, its investments range from $1 million to $30 million per company).

SAEV is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINOC23.

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May 10, 2016 |  Filed under Saudi Investors



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