We support early-stage startups,
arrange financing for growth companies and
work on special situations.
On the early-stage side,
Capitoria makes over 40 investments a year.
We have consistently co-invested with
the world's leading venture capital firms.
On the later-stage side,
Capitoria takes on a few special situations every year,
typically between $10m and $100m in deal size,
to provide either debt or equity to
technology companies and/or their founders.
Capitoria was founded in 2017.
Wahab makes Capitoria's investment decisions. He is based in Kuwait and London.
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) and CEO of FASTtelco (the largest ISP in Kuwait). Wahab also seeded Yotel (an international hotel chain) and Miami International Holdings (which owns and operates options exchanges in the US).
Wahab graduated from the University of San Diego in 1994 with a BA in Business Administration.
Samy leads Capitoria's growth-stage and special situations deals. He spends most of his time between the GCC and London.
Samy co-founded and owns several companies in West Africa which represent listed US businesses active in engineering and chemical products in that region. Prior to these activities, Samy spent 7 years in investment banking at UBS. As a Director in the Institutional Solutions Group, 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.
David is Capitoria's technology expert and focusses on its early-stage investments. He is based in San Francisco.
David is the CEO of Biscuit Labs. He co-founded Microsoft’s early-stage investment fund which became Microsoft Ventures. David began his career as an engineer at Siemens optimizing power generation and transmission systems. He then worked at Microsoft Research on a range of machine learning, HCI and NLP 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 in Cambridge.
Thibault works on Capitoria's early-stage investments and special situations deals. He divides his time between Berlin, San Francisco and the GCC.
Prior to joining Capitoria, Thibault built a successful angel portfolio. He previously worked for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (a sovereign wealth fund), Kirkland & Ellis (in the private equity and venture capital practice) and the CEO Office of Allianz (in strategy).
Thibault holds a JD from Columbia Law School, a MPhil in Management from the University of Cambridge and was a scholar of the Studienstiftung.