I believe in impact investing. The companies I have invested in over the years have a social or climate impact.
Current and past investments:
An edTech platform, the first in the Middle East and North Africa to use technology and data to match MENA youth to the best-fit majors and universities around the world.
MINT + LAUREL
A marketplace for artisanal goods made with love and social impact. Co-founded with Mai Barazi and Kinda Hibrawi.
A children’s media publishing company founded by Sara Sawaf. Produced an animated series titled Aya and Yusuf, rooted in the culture of the Levant, providing values-based learning for children ages 6+.
The first Middle East digital publishing platform focused on positive news. The site gained rapid popularity for its unique, short and visually engaging content.
A social enterprise providing placebased education to reconnect youth with their natural environment. Tawasul ran programs across 20 UAE schools engaging over 500 youth through diving to learn about the natural underwater world.
A full service digital agency providing PR, Digital Marketing and Advisory services to nonprofits and forprofit businesses with a social impact and/or cause marketing campaigns.
A multi-tenant social networking platform.
The first startup impact tech incubator in the Middle East. Baraka Ventures seeded, and mentored tech startup founders. Baraka Ventures was headquartered in Dubai, with programs across the Middle East. It operated from 2005 to 2014.