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About

seed capital + entrepreneurship bootcamp

We bring innovative emerging technologies to market.


SeedStartup is an international startup accelerator + seed venture fund with a global focus and an emphasis on diversity.

Each selected startup receives an investment of up to USD 25k ($20k if the team consists of 2 co-founders, $25k if it's 3 or more co-founders) in return for a 10% equity stake.

Startup founders then undergo an intense 3 month mentorship-driven hands-on, practical, personalized, entrepreneurship bootcamp under the close guidance of successful entrepreneurs, seasoned investors and domain experts.  The mentors are top tier talent from all around the world.  At SeedStartup we’re very heavy on the mentorship.  And we only work with the best mentors.  Get ready for some serious collaborative brainstorming, frequent pushback and no nonsense been-there, done-that guidance.  10 high-calibre mentors per startup. At least an hour per week with each. Personalized deep dives.  Intense.

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By the end of the program we expect participating startups to have developed early traction and be well positioned to raise their next round of funding.  At that point we facilitate introductions to regional and international angel investors and VCs from our extensive network.

Program

Highly accelerated venture development.

Collaborate closely with top entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors. Unique access to the best minds in the business.

We focus on helping you establish product-market fit and gain traction quickly. 3 months. Crazy intense. Super productive.
  services_icon_01FUNDING 
A little bit of funding to get you going. $20k to $25k easily covers your early startup expenses during and after the program.

services_icon_02MENTORSHIP 
Experience matters. It's not every day that you get access to successful entrepreneurs who have walked the walk and investors who have seen what works and what doesn't.

services_icon_03EXPOSURE 
We help with access to key media outlets who can get the word out for your startup.  PR is one of the most important and cost-effective customer acquisition channels.

services_icon_04INTRODUCTIONS 
Your mentors also open up their (often extensive) networks for you.  That means access to investors, potential customers, strategic partners, key hires. You get the picture.  

Portfolio

SeedStartup thinks global.  We have investments in Malaysia, Tanzania, Italy, Bahrain, India, Jordan, the US and the UK.

Notable: Metwit was selected by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the 100 Brilliant Companies of 2013. Rasello has increased their valuation 40x. Exa.io won the Intel Business Challenge MENA.
  • ALL
  • Bahrain
  • India
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Malaysia
  • Tanzania
  • UK
  • USA

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Mentors, investors and founders share thoughts about the SeedStartup experience

86% of our startups received at least one follow-on investment offer.

Team

RONY EL-NASHAR

PARTNER
Funded 300+ startups across multiple industries.  Prior to his career in investments, Rony was a technology entrepreneur (DiscountedProperties) with a successful exit in 2007.  Ex-Finisar (Silicon Valley), Citrix (South Florida), Khalifa Fund (Abu Dhabi).  London Business School MBA.  Masters & Bachelors in Computer Engineering.  Specialist in emerging markets.

SALEM AL NOAIMI

PARTNER
MD of Waha Capital PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based, publicly listed investment holding company with interests in aircraft and other big-ticket asset leasing, maritime, land development and financial services. Salem is a board member for Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Dunia Finance, Siraj Finance, MENA Infrastructure Fund, Aercap (NYSE Listed) and Bahrain's ADDAX Bank.
 

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