Fostering Growth in MENA's Tech Ecosystem

In a strategic move to catalyze the growth of early-stage startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Egypt-based VC fund Beltone Venture Capital (BVC) has forged a groundbreaking partnership with CI Venture Capital, a subsidiary of UAE's investment group Citadel International Holdings. Together, they are set to manage a formidable $30 million fund dedicated to backing fast-growing pre-seed and seed stage startups.

Beltone and Citadel Join Hands

BVC, a subsidiary of Beltone Holding, brings its extensive expertise and network within the Egyptian startup ecosystem to the table. On the other hand, CI Venture Capital, under the leadership of managing partner Fady Dahlan, represents the formidable backing of UAE's Citadel International Holdings. Together, they form a formidable force poised to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the MENA region.

Fueling Growth Across Borders

The $30 million BVC and CI Venture Capital fund has wasted no time in making its mark. Over the past few months, the fund has actively deployed capital, finalizing transactions with promising startups hailing from various countries and sectors across the MENA region. Notable investments include Bosta, Trella, Qlub, and ariika, reflecting the fund's diverse investment strategy and commitment to supporting innovation.

Nurturing Tech Innovation

With a focus on pre-seed and seed funding rounds, the fund targets innovative tech startups poised for exponential growth. By providing crucial early-stage capital, BVC and CI Venture Capital aim to fuel the development of groundbreaking technologies and solutions that address pressing challenges and drive economic progress across the MENA region.

Sustaining Success Stories

Beyond the initial investment, BVC and CI Venture Capital are committed to nurturing the growth of their portfolio companies. Through strategic guidance, mentorship, and access to resources, they aim to support the best-performing startups in scaling their operations, expanding their market reach, and achieving long-term success.

Visionary Leadership: Driving Impactful Partnerships

Fady Dahlan, managing partner of CI Venture Capital, expresses pride and excitement in partnering with Beltone Venture Capital. With a shared vision of fostering innovation and driving economic growth, both entities are poised to make a significant impact on the early-stage investment landscape in the MENA region.

Paving the Way for Tech Innovation

The partnership between Beltone Venture Capital and CI Venture Capital heralds a new era of collaboration and investment in MENA's burgeoning tech ecosystem. With their combined expertise, resources, and commitment to supporting entrepreneurship, they are set to empower startups, drive innovation, and unlock new opportunities for growth and success across the region.