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About

Y Venture Partners is an early stage angel fund based out of Beirut. We invest early stage in innovation and technology startups and work closely with our entrepreneurs on building industry-leading / high growth ventures. We seek to back exceptional founders who are building disruptive products in large and growing markets.

Who we are

We are former founders with a successful track record of building and exiting companies across the Middle East, North America and Europe. Our passion is working alongside entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas / products into market-leading companies. We are based in Beirut but invest in companies globally.

What we look for

We invest in early stage businesses that we understand and where we can add value. We are opportunistic and can invest tickets ranging from $50K to $300K in companies from pre-seed to early-growth stage. We have invested in online marketplaces, ecommerce and other consumer facing businesses as well as mobile and SAAS. We seek to back the best, most ambitious and passionate entrepreneurs.

How we do it

We believe that success comes from building strong and supportive relationship with the founders we back. As such we provide active, hands-on assistance to our entrepreneurs and leverage an extensive global network of connections to help our portfolio companies gain visibility, build strategic partnerships and fundraise as they scale their business.

Meet Our Team

Our Team is proactive when it comes to helping portfolio companies. We are a team of ex-founders that speak the language of entrepreneurs. We take pride in the caliber of relationships we build with our entrepreneurs and teams we back. The best way to get to know us is to speak with founders that have chosen to partner with us.



Abdallah Yafi

Abdallah Yafi

Founding Partner

Abdallah has more than 13 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technology, strategy and management consulting across the Middle East, Europe and North America. In addition to being an active angel investor, Abdallah is the managing GP at B&Y Venture Partners, a Lebanese Investment fund that invests globally and supports high impact entrepreneurs in building high growth ventures. Abdallah is former founder with a couple of online marketplace ventures under his belt and a successful track record of exiting companies in Canada and the UK. Abdallah previously served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Strategy Committee of Big Bus Tours, the leading global operator of open-top sightseeing and recently co-led a large private equity exit transaction of the business. Between 2002 and 2008, Abdallah held a Management Consultant position with CSC and a Manager position with Accenture France. Abdallah holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.

Ghaith Yafi

Ghaith Yafi

Founding Partner

Ghaith Yafi has more than 13 years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate finance and direct investments, primarily with early-stage companies in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. In addition to being an angel investor, Ghaith is also a Managing GP at B&Y Venture Partners, a Beirut-based Venture Capital fund that invests globally with a focus on the ICT sector. He is also a former entrepreneur himself with a successful track record having founded and exited a couple of companies in Canada and the UK. Ghaith previously served on the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of Big Bus Tours, the leading global operator of open-top sightseeing and recently co-led a large private equity exit transaction of the business. Prior to that, Ghaith spent more than 6 years in Investment Banking working for Houlihan Lokey, HSBC and Société Générale Investment Banking in France. Ghaith holds a Masters degree in Finance and Management from ESCP-Europe (France) and a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor degree from McGill University (Canada).

 

 

 

Sample of our portfolio

  • Kirontech
  • ScoopCity
  • eddress
  • fetchr
  • SerVme
  • Thrive Market
  • Et3arraf
  • Bidvine

Contact

If you have any questions about Y Venture Partners or would like to pitch for investment, please get in touch...

info@yventurepartners.com
BDD1243, 6th Floor, Nassif El Yajzi Street, El Bachoura, P.O Box 1135658, Beirut, Lebanon

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