SV builds high-growth startups from pre-concept to full-scale operations.

Midway between a product studio, fund and incubator, we work with entrepreneurs and corporate institutions to fund, build and scale startups. That means taking an idea from a few words on a pitch deck to a real-life company with a product, team and customers.

Today, there is no shortage of good ideas, but the execution required to create a successful company is an entirely different ballgame, which is our strength.

About SV

Strong track record with further value to be created.

Founded by a team of former corporate and investment bankers, innovation officers and serial entrepreneurs, we combine traditional hands-on venture capitalist methods with a data-driven approach designed to uncover value above and beyond what can be read from balance sheets or P/L projections only. We believe that Saudi Arabia driven by the Vision 2030 is a place where scalability and network effects define value and produce exponential growth.

4.5x Value Multiple

Since 2015, the value of our portfolio of ventures has grown 4.5 times (TVPI).

5 Ventures Launched

So far we have created 5 carefully-validated companies — and counting.

Strong Pipeline

New businesses focusing on tourism, sports & entertainment.

SV plays a complementary role in startup ecosystems by focusing on the earliest stages of venture creation, building businesses in house via a repeatable validation process that accelerates the development of high quality deal flow for later stage investors.

Build & Invest

A strategy that combines a thematic approach to investing and an iterative validation process with smart capital, driving execution efficiency to accelerate value creation, while mitigating financing risk.

01. Ideate with purpose

  • Thematic approach prioritizing quick-wins

02. Validate with a process

  • In-house venture building capabilities
  • Strict iterative process
  • Network of talent, expertise & commercial partners

03. Invest with conviction

  • Writing above average cheques to prolong runway
  • Maintaining healthy reserves to follow on
  • Entering at pre-seed and following through Series A

Value Dimensions

We relentlessly search for ways to make customer experience magical by spotting ideas that have the potential to transform industries. This help us to always stay ahead of disruption.

Our ventures focus on transforming industries and societies and driving the development of the emerging economies in Saudi Arabia. We believe this is the best way to achieve sustainable economic development — and the most meaningful way of utilizing our talent and energy. Today, there is no shortage of good ideas, but the execution required to create a successful company is an entirely different ballgame, which is our strength.

What We Do

Five-Step Process Ventures

Process is the core of what makes SV startups different than independent startups. One of the most important aspects of our process is the decision-making methodology of how and when to allocate and re-assign talent, capital, and support to various ventures. The key is to iterate quickly over many ideas to connect a team with the best possible company where everyone can win.

1

Ideation

We spark new ideas, determine if they can be disruptive, venture-scale businesses that have true demand and enormous market. Every idea we work on sounds good at first. But nine out of ten aren't.
2

Validation

We have developed a methodology on how to systematically validate new venture concepts and put them through paces through testing and iterating customer demand, technical feasibility, business model, unit economics, market dynamics, investor interest, and more.
3

Creation

Once an idea is validated, it turns into an internal project with a path of turning it into a business. We recruit exceptional talent and assemble powerful founding teams who make the venture concept their own – and with our execution experience, capital, and network build the project proposition, project plan, financial MIS, and test MVPs.
4

Spinout

If everything works great, then we launch the venture into the next stage of growth and funding. We fund the initial startup stage internally, and work to bring together the right network of investors to continuously raise capital for growth.
5

Scale-Up

We spark new ideas, determine if they can be disruptive, venture-scale businesses that have true demand and enormous market. Every idea we work on sounds good at first. But nine out of ten aren't.
Our Ventures

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Food & Agriculture

Mishkat Foods

Modern farming (hydroponics), organic natural food products, and urban hub (training center and incubator).
Auto Services

Grease Monkey

Master Franchisee of Grease Monkey, an international brand in Auto Care and Services.
Landscaping & AgTech

Schaduf

Sustainable living solutions – green walls and urban farming.
Healthcare

Nucleus

Cyclotron production facility to supply radioisotope substance.
Team

Fares Bardeesi

Founder & Managing Partner

Hattan Tashkandi

Partner

Hamzah Nassif

Chief Investment Officer

Ahmed Kamran

Chief Strategy Officer

Amr Bardeesi

Chief Operating Officer

Asher Siddiqui

Advisor

Abdulrahman Hammad

Advisor

Sandeep Ganediwalla

Advisor