About Dtec Ventures
Dtec Ventures is the Venture Capital unit of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and part of the Dtec Ecosystem. We invest in early-stage technology businesses in the MENA region with a nucleus to Dubai, that are disrupting or enabling traditional industries. We’re passionate about the Dubai startup ecosystem and helping the next generation of Entrepreneurs to succeed.
Our mission is to contribute in making Dubai the largest tech hub and the leading destination for entrepreneurs in the Middle East by investing in talented, passionate and ambitious technology founders and teams to build companies of impact, utility and value to the region.
Sector & Stage focus
Who we invest in ?
We invest in early-stage ventures across multiple sectors, including:
Travel & Leisure
Where we invest ?
Our investment mandate focuses on startups that will positively contribute to the UAE economy. UAE is MENA's premiere tech hot spot, attracting the highest levels of venture capital investments in the region. We focus on tech startups that already based in Dubai or in the stage of expanding to Dubai. We truly believe that Dubai is the best place for entrepreneurs and startups to find and seize opportunities across the region.
How we invest ?
We like working with co-investors that add value and are open to both leading and following other investors. We invest between $100,000 to $500,000 at the early-stage and support portfolio companies with follow-on funding.
What we look for in an investment ?
The main criteria we look for in a prospective investment are:
- A strong, passionate and committed team with the ability to execute and has real tenacity
- An innovative and disruptive business idea or technology
- A significant market opportunity, either a big market or a niche you can own
- Post-seed stage (i.e. already launched): Proven product/market fit and some traction
- Strong defensibility
If a few of these criteria do not apply, we can provide the guidance and possibly the capital to get you there.
Our value add
What we offer ?
In addition to providing capital, we are committed to accelerate the development of our portfolio companies.
If you think your startup is a fit with Dtec Ventures,