What I learned in the last 2 years since moving to Riyadh

Almost two years ago, I set my sights on moving to Saudi Arabia, in particular to Riyadh.  At the time, I felt that the regional entrepreneurial center of gravity had shifted to the Kingdom and I felt it would be a great opportunity to be part of this new shift.  I launched Nama Ventures, a […]

SOAJS Collaborates with Nama Ventures to help MENA Startups

Nama Ventures - SOAJS

26 August, Boston, USA.  SOAJS, a US based open source microservices management platform, that is currently empowering Acumos AI (an LFAI project with key members including AT&T, Tech Mahindra, Ericson, Huwawei, Baidu, IBM, Tencent and ZTE) has signed a partnership agreement with Nama Ventures, a tech based early stage venture capital fund focused on MENA, […]

Announcing our investment in Starzly.io

Starzly Nama Ventures Investment

10 August, DUBAI. ​Starzly, the platform that allows people to have a unique experience from their favorite Stars , announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed funding round led by ​Nama Ventures​, with participation from Jabbar Internet Group, Woman Spark, and other notable angel investors. It’s impossible to get in touch […]

What we don’t know about Silicon Valley: the real reasons behind its success – A personal perspective

Lend A Helping Hand Nama Ventures

I’ve been wanting to write this blog for a while now. Actually since 2010, which was a year after I moved from Silicon Valley to Dubai. Even 9 years later, the thoughts I had back then are still relevant today. I will share with you my personal perspective on ethics, and what makes entrepreneurship thrive […]

The 3rd Arab Tech Revolution

3rd Arab Tech revolution Nama Ventures Venture Capital

The first Arab tech revolution happened when Yahoo acquired Maktoob in 2009. The event was pivotal in driving a whole generation of entrepreneurs, primarily in Jordan, but also in the Levant & Egypt. Pre-2008 tech in the Arab world was predominantly dominated by value added resellers and integrators. I was at the time in Silicon […]