Nama Ventures

A technology focused seed stage venture capital fund based in Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Nama Ventures

A technology focused seed stage venture capital fund based in Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Nama Ventures

A technology focused seed stage venture capital fund based in Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

ABOUT

Welcome to Nama Ventures! 

We are a seed stage venture capital fund focused on fueling arab innovation, particularly in Saudi Arabia. We pride ourselves on being an investment fund committed to nurturing ideas that guide our founders to create exceptional companies.

If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to take the plunge, it would be our privilege to join you on your journey.

Nama Ventures is built upon the fundamental idea of enabling entrepreneurs to succeed. And as founders of Nama, we are thrilled to finally have the platform to implement it. Our hope is that entrepreneurs willing to partner with us will see and feel our value-add approach to investing, which enables our entrepreneurs and their companies to triumph.

We aspire to create a spirit of entrepreneurship all around us, from Riyadh to the whole region. The future awaits 

Let’s take a ride down this road together.

ABOUT

Welcome to Nama Ventures! 

We are a seed stage venture capital fund focused on fueling arab innovation, particularly in Saudi Arabia. We pride ourselves on being an investment fund committed to nurturing ideas that guide our founders to create exceptional companies.

If you are an entrepreneur who is ready to take the plunge, it would be our privilege to join you on your journey.

Nama Ventures is built upon the fundamental idea of enabling entrepreneurs to succeed. And as founders of Nama, we are thrilled to finally have the platform to implement it. Our hope is that entrepreneurs willing to partner with us will see and feel our value-add approach to investing, which enables our entrepreneurs and their companies to triumph.

We aspire to create a spirit of entrepreneurship all around us, from Riyadh to the whole region. The future awaits 

Let’s take a ride down this road together.

TEAM

Aziz and Mohammed  have been involved in the entrepreneurial scene collectively for the last 40 years, both in MENA and in Silicon Valley. When they were at London Business School, they would spend hours brainstorming ways to do more for the startup scene — both in KSA and eventually the whole Arab region. That desire further intensified when they both became involved in Oqal, the prominent Riyadh-based Angel network.

It became evident when they finally were able to come together and participate in an investment, and saw the extent of the high it gave them; that they had found their true calling. They knew this was what we wanted to do for a living.

In terms of experience, the founding team have started, scaled, invested in, and exited startups — both good and bad exits. Their careers span technical, managerial, advisory, and other roles across three continents.

They look forward to the privilege of partnering with you, the entrepreneur, and helping you to realize your vast potential !

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Team

TEAM

Aziz and Mohammed  have been involved in the entrepreneurial scene collectively for the last 40 years, both in MENA and in Silicon Valley. When they were at London Business School, they would spend hours brainstorming ways to do more for the startup scene — both in KSA and eventually the whole Arab region. That desire further intensified when they both became involved in Oqal, the prominent Riyadh-based Angel network.

It became evident when they finally were able to come together and participate in an investment, and saw the extent of the high it gave them; that they had found their true calling. They knew this was what we wanted to do for a living.

In terms of experience, the founding team have started, scaled, invested in, and exited startups — both good and bad exits. Their careers span technical, managerial, advisory, and other roles across three continents.

They look forward to the privilege of partnering with you, the entrepreneur, and helping you to realize your vast potential !

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Team

TEAM

Aziz and Mohammed  have been involved in the entrepreneurial scene collectively for the last 40 years, both in MENA and in Silicon Valley. When they were at London Business School, they would spend hours brainstorming ways to do more for the startup scene — both in KSA and eventually the whole Arab region. That desire further intensified when they both became involved in Oqal, the prominent Riyadh-based Angel network.

It became evident when they finally were able to come together and participate in an investment, and saw the extent of the high it gave them; that they had found their true calling. They knew this was what we wanted to do for a living.

In terms of experience, the founding team have started, scaled, invested in, and exited startups — both good and bad exits. Their careers span technical, managerial, advisory, and other roles across three continents.

They look forward to the privilege of partnering with you, the entrepreneur, and helping you to realize your vast potential !

CRITERIA

We have some basic filters that we use to gauge startups. Below are what we look for in a startup

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria complementary teams

COMPLEMENTARY TEAMS

Notice the word “team.” Creating a solo startup can be awfully lonely. We don’t say no to lone rangers, but we prefer teams.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia hard problems

TOUGH PROBLEMS

We like to see a tough problem presented—and then your solutions to address it. If you choose to go the entrepreneurial route, make sure you are trying to solve at least one hard problem. Hard is good; hard is interesting.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia Focused

SAUDI FOUNDERS FOR SAUDI PROBLEMS


We are Riyadh-based, and we want to engage with you constantly. We are in this together, and we want to work on the solutions KSA needs. Plus, we don’t like long-distance relationships!

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi transactions

TRANSACTIONS

We love seeing a transaction where you are earning revenue selling a product or providing a service. This makes us bigger fans of eCommerce, for instance, than media startups.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia first money in

FIRST MONEY IN

We want to be right there investing in you after you have your three F’s (friends, family, and founders). We are a seed fund and we want to stay that way. We want to be the first institutional capital that you raise.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria don't outsource your core

DON'T OUTSOURCE YOUR CORE

We don’t want to see just an idea, where people and everything around them are outsourced. We want team members working hard next to each other, delivering awesome solutions. Your team has to have the Doers and the Sellers.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria lead investments

WE LIKE TO LEAD

"Nama" in Arabic is derived from the word meaning "to row", and we can't help you grow if we are taking a backseat and watching others ground around you! We want to be there from seed to forest, rolling up our sleeves and pruning you to realize and reach your full growth potential.

CRITERIA

We have some basic filters that we use to gauge startups. Below are what we look for in a startup

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria complementary teams

COMPLEMENTARY TEAMS

Notice the word “team.” Creating a solo startup can be awfully lonely. We don’t say no to lone rangers, but we prefer teams.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia hard problems

TOUGH PROBLEMS

We like to see a tough problem presented—and then your solutions to address it. If you choose to go the entrepreneurial route, make sure you are trying to solve at least one hard problem. Hard is good; hard is interesting.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia Focused

SAUDI FOUNDERS FOR SAUDI PROBLEMS


We are Riyadh-based, and we want to engage with you constantly. We are in this together, and we want to work on the solutions KSA needs. Plus, we don’t like long-distance relationships!

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi transactions

TRANSACTIONS

We love seeing a transaction where you are earning revenue selling a product or providing a service. This makes us bigger fans of eCommerce, for instance, than media startups.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia first money in

FIRST MONEY IN

We want to be right there investing in you after you have your three F’s (friends, family, and founders). We are a seed fund and we want to stay that way. We want to be the first institutional capital that you raise.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria don't outsource your core

DON'T OUTSOURCE YOUR CORE

We don’t want to see just an idea, where people and everything around them are outsourced. We want team members working hard next to each other, delivering awesome solutions. Your team has to have the Doers and the Sellers.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria lead investments

WE LIKE TO LEAD

"Nama" in Arabic is derived from the word meaning "to row", and we can't help you grow if we are taking a backseat and watching others ground around you! We want to be there from seed to forest, rolling up our sleeves and pruning you to realize and reach your full growth potential.

CRITERIA

We have some basic filters that we use to gauge startups. Below are what we look for in a startup

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria complementary teams

COMPLEMENTARY TEAMS

Notice the word “team.” Creating a solo startup can be awfully lonely. We don’t say no to lone rangers, but we prefer teams.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia hard problems

TOUGH PROBLEMS

We like to see a tough problem presented—and then your solutions to address it. If you choose to go the entrepreneurial route, make sure you are trying to solve at least one hard problem. Hard is good; hard is interesting.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia Focused

SAUDI FOUNDERS FOR SAUDI PROBLEMS


We are Riyadh-based, and we want to engage with you constantly. We are in this together, and we want to work on the solutions KSA needs. Plus, we don’t like long-distance relationships!

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi transactions

TRANSACTIONS

We love seeing a transaction where you are earning revenue selling a product or providing a service. This makes us bigger fans of eCommerce, for instance, than media startups.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria Saudi Arabia first money in

FIRST MONEY IN

We want to be right there investing in you after you have your three F’s (friends, family, and founders). We are a seed fund and we want to stay that way. We want to be the first institutional capital that you raise.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria don't outsource your core

DON'T OUTSOURCE YOUR CORE

We don’t want to see just an idea, where people and everything around them are outsourced. We want team members working hard next to each other, delivering awesome solutions. Your team has to have the Doers and the Sellers.

Nama Ventures Venture Capital Criteria lead investments

WE LIKE TO LEAD

"Nama" in Arabic is derived from the word meaning "to row", and we can't help you grow if we are taking a backseat and watching others ground around you! We want to be there from seed to forest, rolling up our sleeves and pruning you to realize and reach your full growth potential.

CONTACT

Please don’t hesitate to reach to us using the form below and we’ll make sure to respond in a timely fashion.

If you are startup looking to submit your company for investment consideration then please click on the submit link in the upper menu

CONTACT

Please don’t hesitate to reach to us using the form below and we’ll make sure to respond in a timely fashion.

If you are startup looking to submit your company for investment consideration then please click on the submit link in the upper menu

CONTACT

Please don’t hesitate to reach to us using the form below and we’ll make sure to respond in a timely fashion.

If you are startup looking to submit your company for investment consideration then please click on the submit link in the upper menu

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