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We build and invest in innovative start-ups that advance economies and improve lives. We believe in business models that address key needs, in large markets, with innovative technologies, and defensible network effects.

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Our diverse team has first-hand experience in the day-to-day tactical and strategic ins and outs of building, growing, and scaling start-ups, from the seedlings of an idea all the way to exit.

Khaldoon H. Tabaza

Founder & Managing Director

Adey Salamin


Fadel Kremid

Chief Financial Officer

Suhaib Bseiso

Investment Manager

Ayman Abu Dre’i

Finance Manager

Sarah Barkawi

Senior Investment Manager

Nisreen Abu Maizer

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Aayad Ghananim

PR & Communications Manager

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September 7, 2021

Merchants to Get Quick and Easy Access to Working Capital Loans

Award-winning online payment gateway Telr has recently announced their partnership with the first licensed direct digital lender in the UAE and MENA region, LNDDO. Together they have introduced a new credit facility program named “Telr Finance” which will finance Telr’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) merchants as they expand their businesses.

September 6, 2021

Telr and tabby partner to provide merchants with “Telr buy now and pay later”

As a result of a collaboration with tabby, a prominent BNPL company in the UAE and KSA, Telr, an online payment gateway, has established a "Buy Now Pay Later" service. Telr and tabby are partnering to bring Telr merchants a payment method that will elevate their market position and promote their e-commerce business.

March 1, 2021

Telr and PayPal to unlock the global market for local merchants.

As of March 2021, Telr and PayPal are collaborating to enable Telr users in the UAE to receive PayPal payments from online customers. This collaboration is significant as it will bolster Telr payment methods and allow Telr users to sell all over the global market.

June 7, 2021

Jordan's Opensooq raises $24 million to grow its mobile-first classified marketplace.

Led by the Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund (SJIF), OpenSooq.com is pleased to announce that it has raised USD 24 million to facilitate its coming phase of growth. OpenSooq.com is a Jordan-based, mobile-first site that specializes in classified ads, equipping Middle Eastern and North African consumers and SMEs with a platform to trade across different economic sectors and connect with a multitude of service providers.

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