Partnering with startups to build scalable technology businesses

At Wamda Capital, we invest in transformational businesses and create meaningful partnerships with entrepreneurs. Our experience in launching and growing MENA businesses, together with a community of experts and mentors at the Wamda Platform, mean our entrepreneur partners are uniquely placed to realize their vision.

Fadi Ghandour
Chairman and CEO
Fadi founded logistics and transportation giant Aramex and remains Vice Chairman after serving as CEO for 30 years. Aramex became the first Arab world company to list on the NASDAQ and it also trades on the Dubai Financial Market. Fadi is a founding partner at, the world’s largest online Arab community, which was acquired by Yahoo. He also started early-stage startup angel fund MENA Venture Investments (MVI), which has over 70 seed stage investments.
Fares Ghandour
Fares also serves as Portfolio Manager at MENA Venture Investments (MVI), the region's largest seed-stage fund. Previously he ran the region's flagship mentorship event, Mix N' Mentor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California.
Manish Phulwani
Investment Analyst
Manish is an Investment Analyst at Wamda Capital.
Arnav Danthi
Investment Analyst
Arnav Danthi is an Investment Analyst at Wamda Capital. As an analyst, Arnav assists and supports the partners and associates in the entire deal process including initial screening, market analysis, financial modeling & due diligence. He also handles the portfolio of Mena Venture Investments (MVI), Wamda’s sister company. Prior to Wamda Capital, Arnav attended the University of Southern California (USC), where he pursued Economics & Finance. Arnav takes part in industry and VC events, networks with potential startups and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, and keeps an eye out for the latest industry trends.
Ronan Finnerty
Director of Finance at Wamda Capital
Ronan is the Director of Finance at Wamda Capital. He is responsible for all financial reporting and compliance requirements at Wamda Capital. Ronan qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) with Ernst and Young in Dublin and has worked in both the Media and E-commerce industries in the region.