Empowering ventures ahead of the curve

About Us

Sukna ventures is a Saudi-based venture studio and fund. We invest by partnering with entrepreneurs and seasoned experts to build and back high-growth start-ups in tomorrow’s most promising industries.


Building from the ground-up.

Focusing on the earliest stages of venture creation, we spark ideas in-house and test them to reach concepts with real market appeal. This way, we make sure our founders are focused and targeted.

Funding all the way to take-off.

By writing meaningful investment checks, we make sure that cash runways are long enough to support founders while they work on their core agenda, from developing the product to meeting customer needs - Building a business.

Setting up ventures for continuous growth.

We believe that creating impactful businesses that scale requires focus and disciplined execution. We empower our founders to lead with agility while we make sure the appropriate support functions, infrastructure, mentoring and coaching are consistently available.


We build, partner and invest in ventures with meaningful impact. We focus on the Sports & Entertainment and Health & Wellness sectors. We also invest in enabling technologies (AI/ML, FinTech, etc.) that drive the performance of our ventures and develop the ecosystem.

  • Online Adventure Experience Marketplace

  • Speciality Oncology Imaging Material Producer

  • The future of Tech learning and recruitment

  • Social Collaboration Community & Platform


Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs, investment professionals and corporate executives, we bring a pragmatic approach to venture building with data-driven decision making.

  • Fares Bardeesi

    Managing Partner

  • Asher Siddiqui

    Partner & Board Member

  • Hattan Tashkandi

    Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer – Mishkat

  • Ahmed Kamran


  • Amr Bardeesi

    Partner, Chief Executive Officer – Pheel

  • Danish Zafar

    Chief Financial Officer

    Sukna Ventures

  • Tameemul Hassan

    Senior Associate

    Sukna Ventures

  • Felwa Halal


    Sukna Ventures

  • Ammar Tayeb

    Administration Manager

    Sukna Ventures

  • Jim Barger

    Chief Executive Officer

    Grease Monkey

  • Tarek Bushnak

    Vice President


  • Fadi Ghalayini

    Vice President of Business Development


  • Ahmed Bafageeh

    Project Manager


  • Mohammed Junaid

    Greenhouse Engineer


  • Tarig El Sheikh

    MENA General Manager

    Jigsaw Group Global

  • Tarek Hosny

    Business Development Director

    Egypt Kuwait Holding

  • Sigurd Meiche

    Managing Director, Mieche

    Sports & Adventure

  • Ralph Scherzer

    Senior Consultant, Swiss Global Partner AG

    Sports & Adventure

  • Dr. Ryan Lefers

    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Red Sea Farms