Meet Some of our 2021 Interns!
We are thrilled to introduce you to a few of the exceptional interns from the Class of 2021Sarah Lefranc, Ahmed Al-Khattib, Samantha Lee and Hamza Mir. With 6-weeks down and 3 to go, hear what they have to say about their experience with us so far!
A warm welcome to Abdulaziz Al Dayel, the latest addition to the KSA team! With a Masters of Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University, Drucker School of Management, and over 5 years of industry experience, specializing in venture capital and investment management, Abdulaziz was also part of the investment team of a Saudi-based venture capital firm Riyad TAQNIA Fund (RTF). His experience also extends to the Treasury Department of Samba Financial Group.

We are delighted to have him on board and part of the GV family!

Portfolio News

TeamApt: delivering financial happiness across Africa. It is with great enthusiasm that we’ve partnered with TeamApt on their mission to bank the unbanked and underbanked across Africa. Tosin Eniolorunda and the team’s mission-driven and product-focused approach has translated into the development of an optimized POS and one of the largest agent networks in Nigeria in a relatively short span of time.

Altibbi, Reckitt sign agreement to educate consumers on common health concerns in the Middle East. Altibbi signed a long-term agreement with the world-leading consumer health & hygiene company Reckitt ME. Hand in hand, with the power of Altibbi’s digital healthcare platform and Reckitts’ renowned brands, the partnership will support individuals, their families, and the community. 
"We want to be the middle ground between banks and digital approaches to actually serve the next billion Africans. The reason why we can do this is that we have demonstrated our traction in Nigeria to become the largest agency network just in the period of two years

Dubai technology start-up Arrow Labs raises $5m amid expansion push. Congratulations to Arrow Labs on closing their $5M Series A round! The participation of the prominent Draper Associates is indicative of the company’s global success in their mission to unite hundreds of millions of deskless workers.
We are continuous believers in the Arrow Labs mission, team and product, and excited to be a part of their next chapter of growth!

F&B Startup elmenus Closes $10M Pre-Series C Round. Congratulations to the elmenus team on closing their pre-series C round! This achievement underscores the tremendous potential of the regional food space, and demonstrates first-hand the company’s success in capturing the market through its value-driven and customer-first approach.


 raises $7.5M in Series B funding. From enabling patients to conveniently access medication, automating insurance claims, and providing an additional source of revenue for pharmacies, Yodawy does it all, bringing greater efficiency, transparency, and innovation across the entire healthcare value chain. We are excited to support the company as they expand into new geographies, and bring their vision - to build an end-to-end unified medical platform - to life!
In Conversation with Global Ventures
Noor spoke to Loulou Khazen Baz about exits,  and  specifically, and also cover the MENA VC landscape and Noor's own journey and personal mission!

Noor Sweid was on  LP Day Break: Middle East this morning, talking future investment direction, portfolio and the next industries to establish a 'platform' model post-COVID19!

Basil Moftah and Amal Enan participated in , discussing investing for sustainable and inclusive growth, with a special spotlight on telecommunications and technology across Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, and Tunisia.

Sacha Haider was live for a Conversation at the Capital Club Dubai , diving into the unique challenges faced by female entrepreneurs in MENA, as well as the existing initiatives in place to enable them.

Basil Moftah was at the  - Companies Creating Change Social Impact Accelerator Closing Ceremony, discussing the future of impact investing in the Middle East and Africa, alongside a group of brilliant panelists!
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