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  • WE INVEST IN INNOVATIVE STARTUPS
    IN THE SEED AND EARLY STAGE

Vision Ventures

SAUDI VC INVESTING IN INNOVATIVE STARTUPS
IN THE SEED AND EARLY STAGE SINCE 2016

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  • 1989

    Established one of the 1st Bulletin Board Services in KSA

  • 1994

    1st ISP to offer internet services to public in KSA

    1994

  • 1998

    Received our Internet Service Provider (ISP) License & Appointed as the official Local Internet Registry (LIR)

  • 2004

    Raised funding, it was so difficult back then!

    2004

  • 2009

    Partially acquired by Belgacom, one of the largest telecom groups in the world. Returned 7x to investors in 4 years.

  • 2014

    Founders of Sahara Net acquired Belgacom shares. A new era of investment started afterwards

    2014

  • Now

    2016,established Vision Ventures and started investing into startups

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Achievements

Proud To Be

2017

Most active new VC in MENA

2018

Most active VC in Saudi
& one of the top 2 in MENA

Our Vision

We are a young and energetic team that has a wealth of experience in starting companies and steering them to success and growth. Our combined experience spans over 90 years in multiple countries which gave us extensive experience in multi-national, multi-cultural teams. Our Sahara Net group of companies provides for a mature backbone upon which startup companies can benefit from immediate access to a strong customer base, excellent market presence through our 8 offices across the Kingdom and UAE. We are able to provide startups with hands on assistance and guidance on marketing, sales, product/service development, expansion strategy, and more…

Areas of Interest

We have three areas of investment

Cloud and Mobile

Some of the top areas we focus on are:

  • Cloud and SaaS
  • Marketing
  • Gaming
  • Big Data
  • Analytics

Smart Transportation

Such as:

  • Autonomous technologies
  • Drones
  • Military and Defense
  • Aero planes

eCommerce and Cyber Security

Like:

  • FinTech
  • ePayments
  • eCommerce
  • Logistics
  • Cyber Security

Investment Strategy

VV invests in early stage Startups specifically in the Seed and Round A. We adapt general VC terms and conditions to invest in Startups either through direct equity or convertible notes. Moreover, we take an active role on the Board to provide further management and operational support to the Startup.

However, we don’t limit ourselves to these specialization areas and keep an open mind about opportunities that add value to our portfolio and create meaningful and value-added synergies.

Readiness of Startup

We are willing to support the startup who has the following criteria:

  • INCORPORATED

    Incorporated or will be incorporated very soon

  • MVP

    Availability of MVP at least

  • TEAM

    Prefer to invest in a team

  • PASSION

    Founders/Team should be passionate about what they do

  • FULL TIME

    Must be available to the business full time

Added-Value

VV brings to startups a combined team experience of over 90 years in IT, Internet, Cloud, Startups, Investment and M&A. It also brings its wide connections both with potential customers, partners and investors.

Experience

Over 90 years of regional and international experience

Support

Support in multiple areas such as Operational, Marketing, Management and more

Access

Access to customers through existing customer base and offices in Saudi Arabia and Dubai

Internationality

Access to follow-on investments and international markets when needed

Meet Our Team

Kais Al-Essa

Kais Al-Essa

VV Co-Founder & CEO Co-Founder & Chairman Tamkin

Mentor Endeavor KSA
23 Years Experience

Haitham Bu-Aisha

Haitham Bu-Aisha

Chairman & CEO Sahara Net

VV Co-Founder & Investment Manager
24 Years Experience

Mohamed Al-Amad

Mohamed Al-Amad

VP Finance & Admin Sahara Net

VV CFO
21 Years Experience

El Ghali Cherrat

El Ghali Cherrat

VV Investment Manager & Business Development

European & Intl Market
28 Years Experience

Advisory Board

Isam M. Al-Muhaideb

Isam M. Al-Muhaideb

VP Active Investments

Al-Muhaideb Group
23 Years Experience

Omar Hashem

Omar Hashem

Senior Banker Advisory Board
SouqAlmal Chairman SANID

National Commercial Bank (NCB)
24 Years Experience

Dr. Faisal Al-Kadi

Dr. Faisal Al-Kadi

Entrepreneurship Scholar & Practitioner

Faiour Enterprises
20 Years Experience

Portfolio

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Address

2nd floor of Al-Dabal Commercial Tower (ACT), Prince Mohammad Street (1st Street), Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Phone

+(966)13-8311172

Email

info@visionvc.co

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