Venture Capital

Wa’ed Ventures, the venture capital arm of Wa’ed, aims to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation in the Kingdom by investing in start-ups that can become national champions and fill key gaps in the Saudi economy.

Our mandates

  • Invest only in ventures that are or will be Kingdom-based
  • Invest in seed-, early-, growth- and expansion-stage start-ups
  • Advocate for growth, market access, governance, ecosystem engagement

Our objectives

  • Build national champions across emerging sectors
  • Promote economic growth and diversification
  • Enhance the Kingdom’s venture investment ecosystem

Our investment guidelines

  • Focus on tech, tech-enabled, software and IP start-ups
  • Open to syndicated deals with quality partners
  • Emphasis on disruptive, innovative, impactful start-ups
  • Favoring start-ups with high-growth potential and scalability
  • Localization strategy essential
  • Quality of team, business model, profitability potential, risks, exit are factors
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Portfolio

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