Capitoria is led by a team of partners
with a track record of successful investments.
We support early-stage startups,
arrange financing for growth companies,
manage investments in venture capital funds, and
take on advisory mandates.
We also pursue special opportunities
in real estate and other asset classes.
Wahab is the Chairman and CEO of Noor Holding, a family office. He was previously Chairman and Managing Director of Al-Deera Holding (a company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange), CEO of Univest Group (which he founded), Chairman and CEO of FASTtelco (an ISP) and Vice President at Global Investment House. Wahab started his career at the National Bank of Kuwait and United Gulf Management in Boston.
Wahab is a member of the boards of JetSmarter, Miami International Holdings, International Financial Advisors (IFA), IFA Hotels & Resorts, The Chart Group, Ithmar Capital, National Gas Company and Omniyaty. He also served on the boards of Abwab Capital, Bag Borrow or Steal, Yotel, BPL Global and the IFA Khaleeji Fund.
Wahab graduated from the University of San Diego in 1994 with a BA in Business Administration.
David is the CEO of Biscuit Labs. He co-founded Microsoft’s early-stage investment fund which became Microsoft Ventures. Among many other early-stage deals, he led the investments in Buddy.com (IPO’d), Pinion (acq’d), BuzzTable (acq’d), GoRanku.com (acq’d) and Reveal (acq’d).
David began his career as a systems engineer at Siemens Industry optimizing power generation and transmission systems. He then spent time at Microsoft Research where he worked on a range of machine learning, HCI and natural language processing problems in several domains (including news prediction, collaborative learning and autonomous navigation).
David holds 12 granted and pending patents, a BSc in Computer Science from the University of London and pursued graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.
Samy owns and manages two companies between the GCC and Africa distributing automotive components and chemical products. He is also the agent for Victaulic in several sub-Saharan countries. Victaulic, an American company, is the world leader in pipeline joining solutions.
Prior to these activities, Samy spent 7 years as an investment banker at UBS. He was a Director in the Institutional Solutions Group, responsible for coverage of the Middle East and Africa. In this role, he was involved in a variety of M&A transactions, private placements and IPOs.
Before joining UBS, Samy worked in private equity at Bowmark Capital and financial services strategy at PwC.
Samy graduated from Boston University in 2008 with a BSc in Management Information Systems.
Prior to becoming the CIO of Noor Holding, Rajiv was the Managing Partner of Global Capital Management, an Investment Director at Eastgate Capital Group and the Head of Investment Banking at Global Investment House. Rajiv has managed several private equity and real estate funds and led numerous investments to a successful exit.
Rajiv has a MBA, a Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and a BSc in Mathematics. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Rayan is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor. He manages several business interests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has a wide network of contacts in the Middle East.
Before joining Capitoria, Rayan worked for Hannam & Partners in London, Saudi Portfolio Securities in Jeddah and Zouk Capital in London.
Rayan holds a BA in Business Economics from Keele University.
Thibault is the Corporate Development Director of the Noor Advisory Group. Before taking on that role, Thibault worked for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council as legal counsel. Thibault started his career in the private equity and venture capital practice of Kirkland & Ellis and the strategy unit of the CEO Office of Allianz.
Thibault holds a JD from Columbia Law School. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2008 with a MPhil in Management.
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Several of our investments remain confidential at this point.