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Below is the latest news and analysis about recent activities of Middle East Venture Capital. For a full list of Middle East Venture Capital you can check the Middle East Investors Directory which has been published since 2007 and contains listing and email addresses of Middle East Venture Capital as well as other investor from the region.



 UAE investors of Crescent Enterprises invested $16 million in US MedTech firms

cres-us.jpgUAE-based corporate venture arm of Crescent Enterprises Ventures has invested $16 million in two American medtech firms ColubrisMX and XCath.

ColubrisMX is a Houston-based micro-robotic medical device enterprise. XCath is developing steerable robotic microcatheters which will be used in treating cerebral strokes and other endovascular conditions. (Launched in November 2017, Crescent Enterprises Ventures, or CE-V, is the corporate venture arm of Crescent Enterprises. The UAE-based company operates in sectors such as ports and logistics, power and engineering, business aviation and healthcare.) More details here.

Crescent Enterprises is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SIJ60.




 Middle East investment firm EIP and consortium acquired UAE firm for $17 million

eip lebanonEmerging Investment Partners (EIP), a Middle Eastern investment firm based in Lebanon and a consortium acquired UAE’s Almasa Meat Processing Company for $17 million.

The consortium also includes Siniora Food Industries, a Jordan-listed company. The seller is Al Ghurair Group. Emerging Investment Partners is an investment management firm established in 2014 by the Obegi group and Generation Alfa, together with Wassim Heneine and Karim Burhani.

Emerging Investment Partners EIP is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code MA1604.

More details follows:




 Silicon Valley VC firm seeks Middle East investors for $100 million fund

fenoxvc.jpgFenox VC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm is looking to raise a $100 million fund from Middle East investors to invest in early-stage startups - The Wall Street Journal is reporting

The firm has $10 million committed and is on the hunt for more cash from Middle East investors. “I know of no other time that a Silicon Valley VC has used capital from Middle East investors to promote entrepreneurship in the local region,” Brent Traidman, Fenox general partner said. (Its current investment portfolio includes Dream Link Entertainment, which recently listed in Tokyo, and Lark, a wearable technology company)

To see listing and contact emails of investors from the Middle East, check the 2014 edition of Middle East Investors Directory

More details follows:




 MENA Venture Investments acquired stake in Wysada.com

menavi.jpgMENA Venture Investments, an investment firm based in Jordan, announced angel investment in e-commerce platform Wysada.com

Launched in January 2013, Wysada.com is an online retail platform for home interiors and décor in the Middle East.

"MENA Venture Investments" is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINX1.

More details follows:




 Middle East Venture Partners invested in 3 new firms

mevp.jpgMiddle East Venture Partners (MEVP) has announced a couple of new investments in 3 companies .

It is investing $400,000 in the fast food chain Shawarmanji, $250,000 in Arab recipe web portal Shahiya and $500,000 in the online book distribution company Cedar Books. These are co-investments between MEVP’s two funds Middle East Venture Fund MEVF and Building Block Equity Fund BBEF.

Middle East Venture Partners is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINJA31.

More details follows from the Daily Star




 Link Online acquires web portal Arabia.com

linkonline-dubaibeat.jpgEgyptian investors of Link Online, a subsidiary of OT Ventures, announced the acquisition of Arabia.com, an Arabic web portal.

They have chosen Dubai to be the hub of launching the new look of Arabia.com. OT Ventures' subsidiary Link Online, launched in 2004, has been the force behind some portals including Masrawy.com, Yallakora.com, and Otlob.com and most recently the launch of Jawhara.me, which took place in Dubai.

To see more investors from the Middle East like Egypt's OT Ventures, check our Middle East Investors Directory

More details follows from their release




 Middle East Venture Partners invested in 4 new firms

mevp.jpgMiddle East Venture Partners (MEVP), a Cayman Island fund managed by an ex-Dubai International Capital manager, has announced a couple of new investments in 4 companies.

The investments include acquiring stakes in The Luxury Closet, a UAE-based online market platform for luxury bags, Gate2Play, a Jordan-based e-payment solutions, Shahiya.com, a food recipes sites and
game developers of Wixel Studios. MEVP also made a second round of funding in the music portal Anghami.com, thus increasing its aggregate investment in the website to $1 million. (DubaiBeat past coverage on MEVP is here)

Middle East Venture Partners is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code SINJA31.




 HBT Ventures - a new tech investment firm in the Middle East

HBT ventures partnersToday The Next Web has an article about Laimoon, a new job site in the Middle East which is the first venture launched by HBT Ventures.

HBT Ventures (Honeybee Tech Ventures) is a newly established investment company based in Dubai with an exclusive focus on consumer internet ventures across the Middle East. The company will focus on identifying, developing and launching high impact online ventures with a wide reach to consumers in the region. (Let's wait for their website to launch on hbtventures.com which is currently under construction)

The partners in the firm are Ihsan Jawad, Zaid Jawad and Husain Makiya the co-foudners of Zawya (a Middle East business portal). They founded and run Zawya for a good ten years and then left it last year. The other partner in the firm is Abdulrahman Tarabzouni who is the regional manager of Emerging Arabia at Google.

We wish them the best of luck!

To see a list of investors from the Middle East check our Middle East Investors Directory



More from Middle East Venture Capital ...


  Abu Dhabi firm invests $2.5 million in two online gaming firms

  Another startup incubator for the Middle East - now in Bahrain

  Intel Acquires Egypt-based SySDSoft

  Middle East Venture Partners announces 3 new investments

  Bahrain investors and a consortium invested $68 million in US software firm

  ex-DIC manager invests venture capital in three companies

  Baharin investor to invest $50 million in Turkey's Tiryaki Agro

  Sahara International Ventures acquired majority stake in an ISP

  Bahrain venture capital firm invested in a furniture manufacturing firm

  Former director of Abraaj launched an investment firm in Dubai

  Qatar investment firm acquired 40% stake in Intercat

  Iranian investors group to buy Daewoo Electronics for $540 million

  QInvest bought 25% of Indian financial advisory firm for $54 million

  TVM Capital launched $40 million healthcare venture fund in Dubai

  Dubai investment firm acquired stake in California tech company

  State of Venture Capital in the Middle East

  Qatar's investment firm acquired %71.3 of a Plastic company

  Abu Dhabi fund invested $75 million in Turkey's logistics firm




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