Welcome to Wadi Makkah Venture
WMV is constantly looking to invest in early stage startups within Hajj and Umrah HiTech and Creative industries

Venture Capital

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VC Focus

Innovation in Hajj and Umrah

Fund Portfolio


Fund I


Is the first fund established by Wadi Makkah Ventures Co. on 2015. The fund portfolio holds a number of successful startup investments. It was closed in 2017. Three of the fund holdings have managed to secure second rounds of investments.





Fund II


Was established by the Board of Directors' resolution on Dec 2018 for the purpose of investing in a seed, and early stage startups "incubated startups". The fund holds selected investment from the incubator program 2018 co-horts.





Fund III


Is a series A venture capital fund, which was established by the Board of Directors' resolution on Dec 2018 for the purpose of investing in innovative, and high-tech startups that operate in one of WMV focus areas. The fund was launched early 2019 and expected to close first round of investments in Q1 2019 with a selection of very promising startups.


Fund Directory

Fund Sponsors
Fund Manager
Legal Counsel
Fund Valuation Advisor
Fund Tax Advisor
Investment Advisor

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Financial Support and Investment

Wadi Makkah Venture motivates incubated startups by providing support and seed funds.

Co-working space

Wadi Makkah Venture provinces entrepreneurs and startups owners with co-working space in an environment that stimulates creativity.

Innovation Lab (FabLab)

Wadi Makkah Venture’s innovation laboratory is equipped with machines which helps entrepreneurs to construct initial prototypes and manufacture their products. Wadi Makkah Venture has established its own state-of-the-art laboratory where innovators can convert their ideas into a tangible object. They can use

  • LPKF D104 PCB milling Machine to produce 4 layers Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  • Cut, Engrave and Print on different types of materials with the help of Trotec Speedy 400 Flexx Laser Cutter/Engraver/Marker which have C02 and Fiber laser embedded in a single machine
  • Projet 3500 HDMAX 3D printer from 3D Systems USA which can print 3D objects with accuracy of upto 16 micro-meter.
  • Can do Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) upto 200 boards/day with a pick and place machine LS40V from NovaStar USA
  • Thermal & Humidity Chamber to test the performance of their product by creating virtual environment with -20C to 150C and 20-90% Humidity setting.

Legal consultations

Wadi Makkah Venture employs specialized business attorneys to provide vital assistance to entrepreneurs.

Participation in local and International forums

Wadi Makkah Venture allows entrepreneurs and startups owners to attend local and international forums to exchange expertise and obtain skills.

Technical consultations

Wadi Makkah hires technical experts who are ready to provide entrepreneurs with professional consultation to ensure high-quality products.

Networking

Wadi Makkah hires technical experts who are ready to provide entrepreneurs with professional consultation to ensure high-quality products.

Patent Registration and Copyrights

Wadi Makkah Venture helps entrepreneurs to register their patents through the patent office at Umm Al-Qura University (UQU). Human Resource Wadi Makkah Venture provides startups with Skilled students and graduates to work and help startups in programming, building prototypes, Market research and Portfolio and media management.

Human Resource

Wadi Makkah Venture provides startups with Skilled students and graduates to work and help startups in programming, building prototypes, Market research and Portfolio and media management.



Deal Flow



Business Scalerator provides specialized support and consulting to entrepreneurs and their startups in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • financial management
  • Investment and Finance
  • Legal
  • Technology

It targetes startups that have graduated from incubation programs and need further support and consulting to expand their business and reach new customers segments.

Please contact : [email protected]




Nomow incubator is a program made to support the transformation of an idea into MVP. It provides training, consultation, seed funds, and shared workspace for the team in a competitive and integrative environment, in addition to supporting them to address legal, administrative, or technical problems they might encounter.


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Soft-Landing program’s primary goal is to attract regional and international startups to enter the Saudi market to enrich the Saudi content and economy by importing knowledge and localizing the technology.

Please contact : [email protected]




Wadi Makkah Venture Training Program (Masar) aims to offer a high-quality training program in the field of entrepreneurship and technology. We use scientific and practical methods in our training program that will prepare our trainees with the proper knowledge to join the workforce. Masar also works to encourage the trainees to contribute to the Saudi economy by providing them with the right amount of knowledge to establish their startups.

This program also includes:

  • Wadi Makkah Summer Training Program trains university students in one of the five concentrations (Entrepreneurship, Computer programming, Modeling and Simulation, Film and Video Production, and Engineering Design).
  • Wadi Makkah Young Scientists.
  • Young Entrepreneurs.
  • Training boot camps.
  • Innovation lab courses’ and workshops.
Masar Programs




Co-working space in Makkah Investment Company is an ideal environment to suit the needs of entrepreneurs and start-ups which includes a range of services:

  • Interactive spaces
  • Different experiences
  • Benefit from meetings and meetings
  • Recreational spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Training rooms
  • Catering services
  • Technical services
  • Scientific Library

It targetes startups that have graduated from incubation programs and need further support and consulting to expand their business and reach new customers segments.

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Saudi Entrepreneurial Talks (SET) aims to present the most essential research in entrepreneurship, successful entrepreneurship stories, and the latest technological innovations. SET’s primary goal is to connect young Saudi entrepreneurs with experts and experienced entrepreneurs, and investment funds representatives through educational and intellectual discussion to:

  • Meet and learn about young entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Explore new investment opportunities.
  • Improve local economic growth when using local resources.
  • Target domestic and international investors who are seeking investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia
Please contact : [email protected]




Wadi Makkah Venture has established its own state-of-the-art laboratory where innovators can convert their ideas into a tangible object. They can use

  • LPKF D104 PCB milling Machine to produce 4 layers Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  • Cut, Engrave and Print on different types of materials with the help of Trotec Speedy 400 Flexx Laser Cutter/Engraver/Marker which have C02 and Fiber laser embedded in a single machine
  • Projet 3500 HDMAX 3D printer from 3D Systems USA which can print 3D objects with accuracy of upto 16 micrometer.
  • Can do Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) upto 200 boards/day with a pick and place machine LS40V from NovaStar USA.
Please contact : [email protected]


Team

Chief Executive Officer Faisel Allaf
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Talal Almaghrabi
Assistant Fund Manager Business Development Manager Mohannad Mahdi
Incubator Program Manager
Mohammed Nwito
Project Manager
Basheer Basata
Entrepreneurial Community Marketing Specialist Maysar Jabr
Software Team Leader Esraa Radyan
Fab-Lab Supervisor Said Eyaz
Administration Officer Mohammad Durrani
Projects Content Specialist Rana Saif Aldeen

Board of Directors

Chairman Khalid Suleimani
Member Abdulaziz Jazzar
Member Khaled Feda
Member Aymen Sejiny
Member Osama Ashri

Partners