Golden Gate Ventures, a Singapore-based venture capital firm, established its first MENA office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The new office will enable the firm to strengthen ties between Singapore and MENA, and accelerate the development of the MENA startup ecosystem.
Michael Lints, partner at Golden Gate Ventures, will lead the efforts in MENA, spending time across both Singapore and the GCC to create strategic synergies for the Singapore-MENA entrepreneurial corridor.
The office will be led by:
- Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani, General Partner with investment experience in Saudi Arabia
- Hussain Abdullah, Senior Advisor with deep global investment expertise with network & insights in MENA region who is based in Qatar
Founded in 2011 by Vinnie Lauria, Golden Gate Ventures is a global, early-stage venture capital firm that empowers founders across 3 continents. The firm has invested in over 90 companies with 9 unicorns and 2 IPOs across its portfolio. Notable companies include Carro, Coda Payments, Stripe, Carousell, Xendit, AngelList, and Multiplier.