Investment Strategy

Focus

Venture and Deep technologies

 

Geography

  • A significant R&D nexus in frontier markets including CIS countries, Baltics and Ukraine
  • Developed markets with strong corporate governance
  • A case-by-case investments in target sectors in other emerging or developed markets including GCC

 

Stage

Late seed, A Round (in a syndicate if required)

 

Investment Objective

To capture attractive investment  opportunities in leading deep technology companies from CIS countries, Baltics and Ukraine that are frontier markets for UAE with little or no expertise in these markets among UAE and other international investors.

 

Product and sales availability

Investments in companies with an MVP or an available commercial product. An availability of first commercial sales and/or clear path to commercial sales with justified unit economics and financial break even strategy.

 

Launch in the GCC

An operational model of the VC Firm and UAE's setup is to assist the best and most globally-minded tech entrepreneurs from CIS countries, Baltics and Ukraine to launch in the GCC region.

Target Industries

Energy Storage & Efficiency

Oil & Gas

Renewable Energies

Smart Grid

Green Energy

Smart Energy

Smart, Green & Efficient

Buildings & Cities

Drone Appliances

Logistics & Transportation

AI services

Smart&Green City

Healthcare

Social Media

Agriculture

Technology

Education Technology

Construction Tech

Fintech

3D Printings & Materials

Digital Twins

Computer Vision & Sensors

AI Applications

AR/VR Technology

Smart Environment

Industry 4.0

Investment Approach – Key Factors

MARKET & PRODUCT FIT

BUSINESS MODEL

TECHNOLOGY

TEAM

Our Team

Jaber Almarzooqi

Board Member, Senior GR Advisor

 

  • Currently a Personal Advisor to the Minister of Labour of the UAE
  • Previously Deputy Director of Labour Inspection Department at the Ministry of Labour
  • Deputy Director of Professional Training and Development Department at the Ministry of Labour
  • Previously Partner at the International Trading company Edbaat
  • Partner at the International Development company MKG
  • Co-founder of Jasam Internet Group of Companies with the focus on investment strategy and partnerships

Education: Diploma of Islamic Studies College and Sharia Law in the UAE, MBA degree from University of Essex in the UK.

Tamer Osman

Board Member, Senior Investment Advisor

 

  • 15+ years of experience in Fund of Fund Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Capital Markets and Economic Development
  • Recently an Investment Director at the Innovation Fund at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), managing the Venture Capital asset class investments on behalf of the U.S. based endowment with AUM 110mn USD
  • Prior to KAUST served for the Qatari government with responsibility for structuring and launching an SME Fund of Fund program sponsored by Qatar Foundation under the patronage of Sheikha Moza totaling USD 250mn USD
  • Various positions with one of the leading MENA region investment banks based in Bahrain which invested in Real Estate, Pharma, Agri Tech Education and Bio Tech.

 

Education: An MBA with a finance focus from Wingate University and a B.S. from University of North Carolina in Political Science & Economics from the United States. He has completed his FINRA Serries 7 and 63 financial securities certification and is currently pursuing his CFA accreditation.

Nickolai Guzakov

Founding Partner

 

  • 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience Serviceline (ISP), NPO RAPIRA (wireless telecom equipment), Ecotelecom (ISP), RDP.RU (telecom equipment), NCRE.RU (IOT, Smart Measurement)
  • Successful sale of the own company to the major strategic telecom company
  • 13 years of experience as a private investor in public markets
  • 6 years of experience of investments in early-stage startup as a business angel

 

Education: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology’s (MIPT) Master of Computer Science.

Paul Aver

Investment Director

 

  • One year served as an Investment Director at WeThrive Capital, private VC and investment advisory firm in Abu Dhabi
  • 7 years as an  Investment Director at VTB Capital Private Equity focusing on deals’ origination, market  research, due diligence and fund raising with 3 IPOs and roll out of Burger King master franchise
  • 2 years at Prosperity Capital in London as a Global Head of IR (5.6bn USD AUM)
  • 7 years at SafeNet Deutschland GmbH in Duesseldorf as an MD/Senior Sales Executive for CEE

 

Education: International Management Institute (IMISP) BBA diploma with the personal presidential scholarship, UK’s Henley Business School MBA diploma with honors, An Investment Regulation and Markets certificate from the CFA Institute in the UK.

Contacts

NuVX Capital Investment LLC

Attn: Paul B. Aver

Investment Director, Partner

(971) 56 191 67 01

paul@nuvx.capital

 

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