• 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

  • 2016

    Established Vision Ventures and started investing into startups

  • 2017

    Most active new VC in MENA

    2017

  • 2018

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

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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

Faisal Al-Arfaj

Faisal Al-Arfaj

Investment Analyst
Ali Al-Sakkaf

Ali Al-Sakkaf

Support Team

Advisory Board

Isam M. Al-Muhaideb

Isam M. Al-Muhaideb

VP Active Investments

Al-Muhaideb Group
23 Years Experience

Dr. Faisal Al-Kadi

Dr. Faisal Al-Kadi

Entrepreneurship Scholar & Practitioner

Faiour Enterprises
20 Years Experience

Portfolio

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Sibly

On a mission to provide accessible, affordable, and effective mental health care for everyone
تقديم خدمة الدعم والرعاية النفسية عبر تطبيق سهل الاستخدام وبتكلفة بمتناول الجميع

Malaeb

Sports venue booking app and solution enabling friends to play and find teams

ملاعب هو تطبيق اجتماعي للاعبين كرة القدم يساعدك على حجز الملاعب ومشاركة المباريات في مدينتك!

Bayzat

Bayzat is a technology company that provides insurance and HR solutions

شركة تقنية توفر حلول التأمين وإدارة الموارد البشرية

Caramella

Revolutionary publishing platform that will rock the Internet.

الاتنرنت كما لم ترها من قبل !

SocialDice

Technology company that provides intelligent recruitment solution and full cycle management

شركة التقنية التي توفر حلول التوظيف الذكية وإدارة دورة التوظيف بالكامل

Syarah

Leading online car trading service with new car financing in Saudi Arabia.

الخدمة الرائدة لبيع وشراء السيارات المستعملة والجديدة بالاضافة الى خدمة الاقساط بالسعودية

Tamatem

Leading mobile games publisher in MENA.

شركة الألعاب الرائدة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا

Geeks

The leading automated and outsourced IT Support for companies in the region

الشركة الرائدة لخدمات الدعم الفني للشركات واصلاح الاجهزة بالمنطقة

Gathern

Biggest chalet and camp reservations company in Saudi Arabia

أكبر شركة تأجير شاليهات ومخيمات بالسعودية

Salla

Best platform to easily and quickly build your eCommerce web site

منصة متكاملة لبناء متجر الكتروني ناجح

VidMass

Empowers small and medium enterprises to utilize the power of video in their marketing and sales efforts

المنصة العربية الأولى لإنتاج الفيديو التسويقي بكل سهولة للجميع

MunchOn

Your best choice for lunch delivery at work.

الخدمة الأفضل لتوصيل الغداء لمكاتبكم يوميا.

Buseet

Leading smart bus transportation solution

شركة الباصات الذكية للتنقلات اليومية

Dhad

Audio Book Platform

منصة للكتب الصوتية

Qidz

Your City’s Best Family Guide

دليل العائلة المفضل

Mntrni

Easy to use mentorship platform to get expert help
and advice on your business

 احصل بسهولة على ارشاد من افضل الخبراء في كل المجالات المهنية من اجل نجاح عملك اليوم

myU

Most used app in the region for safe
environment for school & college

التطبيق الاكبر استخداما في الخليج والوطن العربي للتواصل الآمن في المدارس والجامعات

Haseel

Haseel is the most convenient fresh produce provider in Saudi Arabia.

شركة حصيل لاختياراتكم من الفواكه و الخضروات من افضل المحاصيل

Shroo7

premium paid online video for specific subjects for universities by hand-picked teachers

خدمة الدراسة المفضلة لطلاب الجامعات السعودية عن طريق الفيديو معدة من قبل افضل المعلمين

Munjz

with Munjz Maintaining your home has become easier

مع منجز صيانة بيتك صارت اسهل

Rain

1st regulated crypto currency exchange in the region

اول موقع مرخص لتداول العملات الالكترونية

Nakheel

Preserving your date palm trees

نخلة ذكية من اجل محصول دائم

Shezlong

Provides psychotherapy online service through licensed and qualified professionals

تقديم الاستشارات النفسية بأستخدام ممارسين مرخصين و مؤهلين بكل سهولة وسرية

POSRocket

Point of sale platform to manage your business easily where ever you are

منصة نقاط البيع الاشمل لادارة عملك بكل سهولة من اي مكان

Taskty

Biggest online marketplace for home services in Egypt

اكبر تطبيق للخدمات المنزلية في مصر

Cartlow

First App in the region to provide you with a simple way to buy open-box and Refurbished stock

التطبيق الأول في المنطقة لشراء الالكترونيات المجددة

Sarwa

first automated investment advisory platform of the region. Investing made easy for everyone at a very low cost

أول منصة استشارية استثمارية آلية في المنطقة. أصبح الاستثمار سهلاً للجميع بتكلفة منخفضة جدًا

The Chefz

Order from the Top and Elite Restaurants, Bakeries, Chocolate stores

تطبيق يقدم لك تجربة طعام راقي و احترافي ومميز مقدم من أرقى صناع الطعام الفاخر

360 Vuz

leading video service that transports you into numerous events around the world in 360 degrees

لفيديو الواقع الافتراضي ب٣٦٠ درجة. تغطيات رائعه من حول العالم وكأنك وسط الحدث

Brimore

Social commerce and distribution platform for local manufacturers

منصة التجارة الاجتماعية والتوزيع للمصنعين المحليين

Wethaq

Gateway to sukuk capital markets

بوابة اسواق رأس المال للصكوك

Chefaa

The fastest and most comprehensive app to order all your needs from the pharmacy

التطبيق الأسرع والأشمل لطلب جميع احتياجاتك من الصيدلية

Trella

the leading trucking and logistics company in the region

الشركة الرائدة في خدمات الشحن ونقل البضائع بالمنطقة

MenaBytes

ِAn online media publication covers technology and startups from the Middle East & North Africa

منصة اعلامية لتغطية اخبار التقنية والشركات الناشئة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا

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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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