On a mission to leapfrog the innovation cycle in the Kingdom
Despite its rapid growth over the past few years, the Saudi entrepreneurial ecosystem still requires a robust infrastructure, and resources to graduate sufficiently mature startups, that can become future national champions.
Backed by Aramco, WAED Ventures is a $500 million venture capital fund with the aim to accelerate the development of a full innovation ecosystem by: investing in tech-based startups, globalizing home-grown technologies, and stimulating the emergence of a sustainable startup economy.
With a ticket size of up to $20 million per investment deal, and unrivaled support through Aramco, Wa’ed Ventures provides access to ecosystem resources, strategic partnerships, market intelligence, and a global network that drives the growth of companies as they cross markets and geographies.
Our investment mandates
Supporting Seed to growth-stage startups
We bridge financing gaps for founders leading Seed to Series C companies, unlocking growth opportunities at every stage of a company’s lifecycle.
Investing in underserved tech domains
We aim to restructure the startup ecosystem by funding emerging technologies, empowering the next generation of founders as they transform the hallmarks of innovation across industries
Localizing frontier technologies
We partner with global founders to facilitate the cross-pollination of innovation between global and local markets, fostering the growth of a domestically centered tech economy.