Amaana Capital is the international venture capital arm of NRD Capital, which is a US-based alternative investments platform. Founded in 2022, Amaana seeks to invest in the digitization of the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (“MENASA”) region with a focus on investing in visionary entrepreneurs seeking to unlock the next level of growth for their technology platforms.

Amaana invests in post-Seed to Series B rounds of startups with proven product market fit, robust unit economics, and asset-light business models. We take a thematic approach to investing for the MENASA region’s most pressing issues by focusing on easily adaptable solutions in the following categories:

  • Financial inclusion and digitization of payments
  • Seamless access to healthcare services
  • Improving mobility and transportation infrastructure
  • Digitization of consumer experiences
  • Enhancing food security
  • Increasing access to quality education
“Amaana Capital is dedicated to nurturing a vibrant startup ecosystem across the MENASA region by leveraging its investing experience in the US to create a knowledge bridge for Founders across our portfolio.”
— Aziz Hashim, Managing Partner