To our supporters, founders, and investors:
Today we publicly launch Further Ventures with support from our anchor investor, ADQ. You can read all about it here.
Over the past year our team has worked to create the co-founder we’ve always wanted in our own companies. Our fund will allow us to build the best foundation for company building in the region that will increase the chances of success for founders and the venture community. We’d love the opportunity to tell you more about what we’ve been up to:
What is Further Ventures?
Further is a venture building and investment firm. We partner with founders and provide capital, product, engineering, design, legal, business development and administrative support to teams who want to build lasting technology companies with us. We provide access to regulators and c-level executives at some of the biggest organizations in MENA and reserve material capital to continue investing in our companies through multiple rounds of funding.
We believe that we are in a historic moment for venture in MENA. Over the past several years our cities have welcomed new founders and industries at an unprecedented rate while our institutions have created a fertile environment for launching and funding startups. We are entering the fray and are looking forward to working with you!
Our focus areas
We build thematically, focusing on areas where our networks and expertise can help founders achieve durable moats. We are looking to partner with founders and teams interested in:
The opportunity to improve financial well being and boost enterprise value through innovations in fintech is well documented. Through our close relationship with banks like Wio (a UAE Central Bank licensed banking platform), our own regulated licenses, and access to off-shore and on-shore regulators, we have a strong regulatory posture to successfully launch new fintech businesses in our region.
Web3 technology has taken the world by storm and is fundamentally shifting how information is stored and accessed. We are looking for builders to help us bring Web2 natives to the next computing paradigm. On a practical level, we are building infrastructure to enable financial institutions, content owners, and other stakeholders to effectively service their communities with web3 offerings.
Supply chains are often fragile and inefficient, but they don’t have to be. We see an opportunity to build robust infrastructure for delivery of goods and produce, not just within the region, but around the world. Leveraging the considerable investment in sea and air freight as well as modern warehousing infrastructure readily available to companies in our region, we believe the UAE is uniquely positioned as a next generation logistics hub.
We have big ambitions here at Further and invite you to come build with us! We always appreciate referrals as we are hiring across both the firm and within our ventures. If you are a founder and looking to build with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
We look forward to working with you!
- Team Further