ABOUT

Mena Venture Investments (MVI) is an angel fund that invests in early stage startups with strong growth potential in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond.  We work with entrepreneurs to build solid, scalable businesses and ensure access to capital at early stages of a venture to fuel their growth. Beyond financial investment, MVI offers support through mentorship, access to markets, networks, and clients, as well as cross-border operational support.

 

  We've invested over $20 million in

70 + companies since 2010.

 

 

 

FOUNDERS

Arif Naqvi

Founder

Arif Naqvi is the Founder and Group Chief Executive of The Abraaj Group which he established in 2002. Under his leadership, The Abraaj Group has emerged as a leading investor in growth markets with US$ 7.5 billion in assets under management and returning c. US$ 4.3 billion to investors. Employing over 300 people, the Group has 25 country offices spread across six regional hubs in Dubai, Istanbul, Mexico City, Mumbai, Nairobi and Singapore.

Fadi Ghandour

Founder

Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARAMEX, one of the leading global logistics and transportation companies in emerging markets, and served for 30 years as the company’s CEO. Fadi is also a member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, a Board member of Endeavor Global and the American University of Beirut, and the Chairman of Wamda, a platform designed to empower entrepreneurs in the MENA region. Fadi was a Founding Partner of Maktoob.com.