ARC is a unique venture business that backs early-stage AI/ML companies serving fast-growing markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It aims to address the unmet need for meaningful support of breakthrough technology in the region. Our mission is to empower preeminent founders with the global capital, network connections and specialized resources to build successful companies at scale.
We’re on the cusp of one of the biggest market opportunities of our era driven by rapid integration of AI among MENA’s young, hyper-connected population. Using AI and machine learning, companies in the region are finally unleashed to transform under-digitized sectors. The result? Innovation has never been faster and more widespread, creating a wide array of new products and services. At the heart of this virtuous cycle are visionary entrepreneurs building tomorrow’s high-impact companies.
Discover and attract discounted early-stage tech startups with some traction
- Leverage the managing team’s far reaching network, proven track record, and intimate knowledge of the MENA entrepreneurship ecosystem
- Collaborate with key players such as accelerators, incubators, seed/early stage funds, and angel networks
INVEST IN STARTUPS
Make investment decisions based on carefully-crafted investment policy
- Extraordinary teams with deep knowledge of their business / industry and strong execution track record
- Clear product-market fit with proven business model
- Highly scalable
- Focus on digitilzation of large economic sectors
BUILD PORTFOLIO VALUE
Mitigate the higher risk of early-stage startups and drive their growth
- Deep engagement with startups through targeted acceleration, participation on boards of directors, and monitoring progress
- Staging follow on investments when necessary solely and/or in collaboration with other investors
Develop supply of quality startups for growing demand of Series A VCs
- Carefully identify and assess different exit options for each startup
- Adopt an active business development approach to develop and drive exit opportunities
- Collaborate with investors across MENA and the USA
We support all-star companies that demonstrate integrity in governance while minimizing their environmental impact. We are committed to making positive, substantial changes in the communities we serve now and into the future. We believe that we best fulfill our mission when all members of our community are able to leverage the experiences and ideas of others, embrace different viewpoints and know that their contributions are valued.
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