Empowering in entrepreneurs throughout the MENAT region

Shorooq Partners invest in entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

The firm focuses on early-stage investments – Pre-Seed to Series A with a strong emphasis on Series Seed as the central cornerstone.


What we do differently

Partnering with founders to help them embark on their journeys

At Shorooq Partners, the team work with founders as early as pre-seed stage. Its team are always happy to help, be it leveraging its network or advising writing a paper on business strategy.

As partners to the entrepreneurs they back, Shorooq Partners respects the founders’ time and needs and highly value honest and transparent discussions throughout the journey. Ultimately, Shorooq Partners strives to take initiative and make the bold move where there is proof of innovation and potential for growth.

How we do it

Shorooq Partners is the leading early-stage venture capital firm in the Middle East

Shorooq Partners was founded in 2016, headquartered in Abu Dhabi and is the first regional VC firm to be regulated by ADGM. Its partners collectively represent 30+ years of entrepreneurship and professional investment experience in venture capital and private equity in UAE, United States and Europe.

Shorooq's mission is to propel the technology startup innovation landscape in the region. The firm has a portfolio of 25+ startups across fintech, platform and software. Shorooq received Investor of the Year Award, and Fastest Growing VC Awards among others.

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