Open the gates

Here’s the thing - entrepreneurship is the hot topic in the region and thankfully, governments and institutions have caught on. Whereas small business lending was the primary method of involvement from governments in the past, today we are seeing much more in terms of...

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April: Are you in amman?

We're back again with some great news this month, most recently our investment in Swvl! We've also been working on a couple of transactions we will be announcing soon. Our beautiful startup studio and co-working space, Blender, is coming to life and we've opened up...

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To the Kingdom 👑

Hey folks, February has been an action-packed month for us and for our portfolio companies, what a great start for the year! We mentioned in our January newsletter that we are looking at Saudi startups for 2018 and this month’s piece is our take on the market. ...

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Happy new year to all of you! We came back in January refreshed and ready to roll ⛷️ . Before I jump into the newsletter, I would like to start by wishing Anurag Agarwal - who is family before he becomes a colleague - all the best in his future endeavors. Anurag has...

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June: Reap the seeds you sow

Hey folks, Eid Mubarak! Every year we hear about Ramadan being a slow month with barely any activity. This Ramadan was surprisingly busy in the region and for AVC as well, and it was refreshing to see the ecosystem bustling un-caffeinated 🙂 On the AVC end, we’re so...

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May: Understand your CAP table (our two fils)

Hey folks, We’re back with this month’s newsletter and have some fresh scoop. We’ve been talking to a variety of interesting startups this month while continuing with our fundraising discussions for Arzan VC II. Earlier this month we were invited to participate in Mix...

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April: It’s been a while

Spring at AVC has been full of action. We were at the STEP Conference earlier this month, and saw cool startups, talks and speakers.  It’s always great to see familiar faces and feel the jolt of energy at the event. We’ve also been hopping around the GCC presenting our upcoming fund which we’re excited about.

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