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Arab Angel Fund

Arab Angel Fund

Arab Angel Fund or AAF is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in companies in the Middle East, North African (MENA) and Western Asia markets. It was founded in 2016 and has offices in Abu Dhabi and Washington, D.C.

Arab Angel Fund is a venture capital company specializing in seed and series A investments with start-up companies that have the potential to make an international impact. It has a history of investing in industries such as healthcare, software as as service, financial technology, and direct-to-consumer enterprises. The partners of the company have also stated that they are interested in investing in companies that utilize technology, such as artificial intelligence and robotics. 

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The company focuses on investing in start-ups that commercial relevance to the MENA and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regions. It has had two funds: the Arab Angel Fund 1 (AAF 1) and the Arab Angel Fund 2 (also known as Yasi Ventures). The AAF 1 raised $25 million in 2017 and was comprised of funds from investors located in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and more. Companies in which the firm has invested in are Better View, Hello Heart, Landed, sense photonics, and Wonder. 

Timeline

People

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Abdulla Al Suwaidi

Adviser



Dwight Torculas

Employee



Evan Hendrick

Employee



H.E. Hisham Al Gurg

Adviser



H.E. Saud Al Nowais

Adviser



Kyle Hendrick

Founder and General Partner



Mayssoun Habra

Adviser



Omar Darwazah

General Partner



Yazen Abu Gulal

Adviser



Further reading

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Arab Angel Fund Closes $25 Million Fund To Help US Startups Enter And Grow In MENA Market

Sindhu Hariharan

Web

October 9, 2017

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