VentureSouq is a venture capital firm headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was launched in 2013 by Sonia Gokhale, Sonia Weymuller, Suneel Gokhale, and Tammer Qaddumi. The firm invests in early stage technology companies based in the Middle East and Northern Africa. It has invested in the financial technology, enterprise technology, augmented reality, educational technology, logistics technology, agricultural technology, artificial intelligence, healthcare technology, and e-commerce sectors.
The firm does not invest as a typically venture capital firm would by raising a fund. The firm pools different investors on a case-by-case investment basis. It generally invests between $100,000 to $4 million in portfolio companies.
The firm has developed an investor education curriculum with the aim to create an ecosystem of educated early stage angel investors in the Middle East and North African region. It provides digital media based educational content as well as educational conferences and seminars.
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