The Pioneering Venture Debt and Venture Capital Partner for FinTech and FinTech-enabling Startups in Egypt
Camel Ventures Management (CVM) is established by the Management Team of Camel Ventures and backed by institutions in the Fintech space and the conventional financial services arena in Egypt - dfin Holding and Al Ahly Capital Holding.
We believe in Camels (not only potential Unicorns) – the embodiment of the characteristics we look for, and nurture, in our partners - the startups. Camels are the most powerful symbol of endurance, reliability, persistence, and strength.
They represent incredible patience and steadiness, but are also fast movers, and more importantly can maintain speed for long hauls. Their home is Africa and Asia, our target expansion markets, and the cradles of future innovation and progress.
In Arabic culture, they symbolize wealth and prosperity: our promise to our investors. And finally, they are associated with exploration and discovery, key qualities of our target startups and the foundation of thriving enterprises.
Our focus is in partnership rather than being a sole capital provider. The success of the startup relies on the collective strength of all partners and stakeholders. We focus on our deep local knowledge, regulatory and business expertise, as well as, our global outreach and network to support local champions while strengthening their growth on a regional and global level.
Our diverse investment instruments are designed to provide our partners with the most appropriate alternative financing source to meet their specific stage requirements and to reduce exposure to unnecessary risks or excessive dilution.
We believe in accelerated growth but only if based on the fundamentally solid ability to reach sustainable and healthy unit economics and within governance best practices and regulatory compliance. This prepares our startups to grow into bankable and further investable companies.
"Camel Ventures for Investment I is the first Egyptian Fintech-focused Venture Capital Company licensed by and regulated under the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) providing Egyptian startups with local Venture Financing and Venture Capital financing based on their actual capital needs.
Beyond, the capabilities of the management team on a local and global scale, the investors of CVI include top Egyptian financial institutions, family offices in Egypt and the Gulf that all provide complimentary and unique propositional strength, syndication capabilities, local knowledge as well as exposure on a local and regional level."
Chairman of Camel Ventures for Investment I