Tharawat Talk

Tharawat Talk

The Future of Venture Capital in the MENA

The Arab Venture Capital ecosystem has grown rapidly over the past years. Whilst there have been many successful examples of fast growth companies in the region, the industry and regional entrepreneurs are facing challenges.

In this Tharawat Talk experts and entrepreneurs addressed key questions around the future of VC in the MENA and explored the main opportunities as well as challenges ahead:
How has regional VC grown in comparison to examples in other countries and regions – and what can we learn from the VC industry around the world? What regulatory and ecosystem aspects need to be in place for VC to further grow? How can entrepreneurs best benefit from relationships with regional VCs? How will the story of Careem influence future entrepreneurs and the VC ecosystem?

The Tharawat Talks are open to the public – See more about the Tharawat Talks and the facebook live stream video on our Tharawat Space Facebook page!


  • Amjad Ahmad, Founder & Managing Partner, Precinct Partners
  • Sonia Weymuller, Founding Partner, Venturesouq
  • Hosam Arab, Co-Founder and CEO, Namshi


  • Farida El Agamy, GM, Tharawat Family Business Forum


Dubai, UAE