We Invest in
We Invest in
Karen Wazen Eyewear is a fashion retail company specialized in sunglasses. The company was founded by and named after Karen Wazen, a celebrated digital influencer, humanitarian and entrepreneur. In less than 4 years, ‘By Karen Wazen’ has become one of the hottest brands to come out of the region, donned by celebrities like Dua Lipa, Kourtney Kardashian, Addison Rae, Demi Lovato, and many more.
Yoco is an African technology company. We create opportunities for entrepreneurs to get paid and be more successful. Every day, we break down barriers and create access so that more businesses can participate in the economy and thrive.
Addmind is a hospitality group with a distinctive and growing international portfolio of restaurants, bars and lounges, beach clubs, nightlife, and hotels. Fueled by an attitude of constant innovation, exploration, and creativity, our mission is to deliver captivating experiences and genuine hospitality, with an adventurous spirit.
Huspy is on a mission to improve the home buying experience for everyone through convenience, clarity, and care. From finding a property to financing it. By using technology and the knowledge of our internal experts, we are building a transparent and easy-to-understand experience.
Threads Styling is a personalized, luxury shopping experience that takes users on a seamless journey from chat to delivery — ‘whatever you want, wherever you are’. Our ecommerce and chat platforms keep us connected to customers 24/7, so we can individually curate the ultimate edit of products and brands, and create content to uplift, inspire, and celebrate the #ThreadsCollective.
HyperSpace develops future-forward, experiential attractions, building physical entertainment parks for a digital world. Our permanent, ticketed attractions have the power to revolutionize vulnerable retail ecosystems, by building sophisticated, immersive playgrounds for creating, exploring, discovering, and connecting in the real world — that enhance the digital lifestyle of the future.
Bümo is a hub for all things parenting while working. Whether you’re looking for a workspace with hands-on child care, online classes for kids, or specialized enrichment like tutoring, this is the place to be! Created by working parents for working parents, and licensed and advised by experts. We are the future of family.
FlexClub is a platform for merchants to seamlessly offer vehicle subscriptions to their customers. We currently partner with rental, leasing, and manufacturer fleets such as Avis, Europcar, and Bajaj, all looking to take advantage of the growth of the subscription economy, and be a part of challenging exploitative rental models.
Supy is a procurement software that empowers restaurants to better manage all their communication with suppliers end to end. The software allows for real time collaboration across users and suppliers, instantly logging and tracking purchase orders. In addition to many other services, Supy offers live insights into restaurant purchases, helping to guide smarter decisions and reduce costs.
BY Venture Partners is an early-stage venture firm based in Abu Dhabi, with a strong global footprint and presence in Europe (London/Geneva), US (San Francisco), and SEA (Kuala Lumpur). We invest in high impact founders building category defining companies.
QiDZ is a must-have entertainment app for the best ideas, deals, and rewards for kids and family activities. QiDZ is here to make your life easier and help you create family memories together. We are currently in KSA, UAE, EGT and BAH. Available to download from the Apple store and Google Play.
Orthoson is the next generation of motion-restoring treatment for degenerated spinal discs, with Incisionless Restoration of Spine Mechanics technology. OrthoSon has developed a safer, cost-effective treatment option for patients, without the risks and complications of major surgery.
KE Partners was founded to turbocharge the trajectories of unstoppable entrepreneurs, and support visionary founders who are building purposeful companies that aim to improve and enrich people’s lives. Ultimately, our goal is to invest meaningfully and intentionally, to be a part of furthering the kinds of innovation and progress that shape our world for the better.
We invest across sectors and growth stages - from fintech, mobility, and prop-tech, to ecommerce and hospitality - but mostly, we look for gutsy companies with big ideas that leverage access, creativity and innovation. We’re primarily focused on the MEA region, but have also made investments in the US and Europe.
What we bring
Our individual contributions lie jointly in having excelled at different (but complementary) key aspects of building large-scale, authentic consumer brands that effectively target today’s digital natives and diverse, international audiences. Our aim is to use our unique expertise, along with our global networks, to truly partner with founders on their entrepreneurial journey, on multiple levels, for the long haul.
I’m privileged to have first hand experience of how a compelling digital presence can propel the reach, reputation, and revenue of a new, developing business. I’ve always wanted to use the power of my own platform to elevate the impact that fellow entrepreneurs can make with their work, by helping to tell their stories of growth and purpose.” — Karen
I took a big risk when I switched from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial, and it was that shift that opened me up and inspired me to broaden my perspective. For me, what’s so incredible about the continuation of this journey, is that I’m now able to take part in architecting the success of other businesses that I sincerely admire and believe in.” — Elias