Silicon Valley-style venture capital investing – here in the UAE
A new kind of investment firm – here to invest behind the entrepreneurial transformation underway in the region.
Best of both worlds – ideas and capital travel light
Investment focus: seed stage, early stage and growth stage emerging technology, tech-enabled service, and consumer companies across the United States and the Middle East.
Best practice venture investing here in the region. We aspire to help the daring to build a brighter future.
We believe that entrepreneurs should own and lead their young companies as they scale – but with strategic support & guidance from their investors. Our investments reflect these beliefs.

About Shorooq Investments

We are a new kind of investment company in the region – bringing best practice from Silicon Valley to the most exciting new companies in the GCC, while leveraging our founders’ San Francisco Bay Area network to gain access to the best venture investments in the United States. We aspire to help entrepreneurs in their journey to bring world-changing ideas to market – regardless of where they come from.

Over the last decade, the early-stage funding environment has dramatically changed. In the United States, there are an abundance of financing options that founders can choose between as they look to build their companies. Nearly 70,000 companies received funding through angel networks and 3,000 through venture capital firms annually, according to CB Insights.

Today the financing menu available to Gulf entrepreneurs is far more limited – we hope to change that.

Ideas

It all starts with world-changing idea. But an idea is not enough…

Enterpreneurs

Great ideas need great people to form, build & lead new ventures.

Capital

Great ventures need ‘constructive capital’ to realize their full potential. This is where we reside.

Shorooq Investments Portfolio

A Great Business at a Fair Price is Superior to a Fair Business at a Great Price.

– CHARLIE MUNGER

Shorooq Investments Team

Our team reflects our mandate – a combination of the United Arab Emirates and the United States. We bring a broad range of technology, tech-enabled services, healthcare & consumer private equity investment & entrepreneurial experience.

Entrepreneurs with great ideas – get in touch with us

What they say about us

Inc Arabia
This startup just raised 1.1 million to grow tomatoes in the UAE desert
Arabian usiness
Pure Harvest plans to launch UAE's first year-round agribusiness
The PE hub network
Mideast agribusiness startup Pure Harvest snaps up $1.1 mln
Gulf Business
Country’s first high-tech commercial-scale greenhouse for year-round production
Mena Herald
Pure Harvest Smart Farms receives venture investment from Shorooq Investments to transform the agricultural sector in the Middle East