Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Oraseya Capital, launched from the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) will fund high technology startups from initial seed investment to Series B. The $136 million fund is aligned with the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33 which aims to develop SMEs. Their investment tickets go up to $3 million but startups have to have some form of presence in Dubai, UAE.

The fund will serve as a strategic partner for startups, providing guidance, support, and the necessary tools to navigate the challenges of growth and innovation. Oraseya Capital is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of technology startups, contributing to the sustainable development and progress of Dubai’s economy.

This launch comes days after Saeed Al Darkmaki, a UAE national well known in the crypto, blockchain and DeFi circles as an entrepreneur and investor joined BoCG, a Venture firm focused on an Arabian Peninsula Fund in MENA region, to oversee the growth of blockchain-based venture portfolios seeking the next stage of growth through their Venture Operating Model (VOM).

In early October, Deus X Capital with offices in the UAE launched with $1 billion in assets according to an article published in CoinDesk. As per the article the family office backed investment firm launched on October 2nd with Tim Grant as CEO.