BY Venture Partners

B&Y Venture Partners started with a vision: to create the go-to venture capital fund for early-stage technology start-ups. We do this by investing in great entrepreneurs and by providing them with value beyond just money, in exchange for a minority share in their business. We aim to partner with world-class entrepreneurs who want to build the next big technology success stories. We look for highly-driven teams with a “get it done” attitude, who can achieve exceptional execution of their ideas. We believe that founding teams are the most important component of start-up success.

Fadi Bizri

Partner

Rami Jisr

General Partner

Abdallah Yafi

General Partner

Ghaith Yafi

General Partner

63 past transactions

Scalefast Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
Scalefast is a digital commerce solution that simplifies and streamlines e-Commerce for inspirational brands. The company uses a powerful combination of Artificial Intelligence and e-Commerce expertise. It provides the infrastructure and full-service business operations necessary to scale quickly and increase revenue, with everything needed under one roof. Scalefast takes the complexity out of digital commerce for brands in the entertainment, consumer goods, and fashion industries. It is based in Los Angeles, with offices in Paris and Madrid, and was founded in 2014.

Fadel Partners

Private Placement in 2019
FADEL is an innovator of rights and royalty management software and has worked with some of the biggest names in media, entertainment, publishing, fashion, beauty, high-tech and advertising. FADEL’s technology is recognized for its scalability, configurability, and extendability. Our solutions currently capture, measure, and monetize over $10 billion in retail sales and usage data and over $4 billion in annual royalty payments for their customers, including both inbound and outbound royalty payments. FADEL is a thought leader whose work is highly recognized. In addition, FADEL’s IPM Suite has been the recipient of multiple awards and accolades.

Shelvz

Pre Seed Round in 2017
Shelvz SAL develops a cloud based Software as a service (SaaS) field force management solution that automates the data collection process and provides real-time visibility and analytics to businesses. The software operates through mobile and web application. Its mobile application has features, such as audit product availability, monitors prices, promotions, and competition, captures in-store visibility, and provides barcode scanning. Its web application has features, such as monitors team performance, monitors execution, provides reporting and analytics, notification engine, and search bank data. Shelvz SAL was founded in 2015 and is based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Band Industries, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Band Industries, Inc. provides an automatic tuning device for guitarists. It offers Roadie Tuner that tunes the guitar, changes alternate tunings, tracks strings quality, and follows up on instrument’s maintenance. The company's Roadie Tuner tracks and informs the users of their strings quality and recommends to change them as soon as their quality deteriorates. Band Industries, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Port Townsend, Washington.

Seez

Private Placement in 2020
Seez is a data-first automotive platform. The Seez mobile app for car shoppers offers a smart search engine for online car listings, as well as proprietary, AI-powered tools, and services that make the car shopping journey faster, easier and more efficient. App available in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, South Africa, and Pakistan.

Mamo Pay

Series A in 2021
Mamo Pay provides payments application intended to make money transfers accessible. It allows connecting bank account to its application and enables users to send money quickly and securely to friends and family. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

iKcon

Series A in 2021
iKcon – Innovative Kitchen Concepts – utilizes a network of smart kitchens in prime locations to quickly “extend the reach” of amazing F&B brands. Our modern kitchen spaces are kitted with the latest equipment utilizing smart tech solutions and staffed by highly trained chefs & customer service teams. Our infrastructure is supported by Procurement & Storage Facilities, Central Production Units, and Customer Service Centers.

Traveazy DMCC

Private Placement in 2018
Traveazy DMCC operates online travel portals. Its solutions include holidayme, a travel Website that provides users with the ability to design and book holiday packages, hotels, sightseeing activities, and transfers for destinations worldwide; and Umrahme.com, a multilingual travel portal provides Umrah related products to the customers. The company’s Website also allows users to pre-book airport pick-up and drop transfers across various cities. Traveazy DMCC was founded in 2013 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with additional offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Pune, India.

Scalefast Inc.

Series A in 2017
Scalefast is a digital commerce solution that simplifies and streamlines e-Commerce for inspirational brands. The company uses a powerful combination of Artificial Intelligence and e-Commerce expertise. It provides the infrastructure and full-service business operations necessary to scale quickly and increase revenue, with everything needed under one roof. Scalefast takes the complexity out of digital commerce for brands in the entertainment, consumer goods, and fashion industries. It is based in Los Angeles, with offices in Paris and Madrid, and was founded in 2014.

GrubTech

Series A in 2021
GrubTech is an end to end SaaS platform enabling the digital transformation of restaurants and cloud kitchens. It’s scalable and flexible operating system is the 'Shopify' of the food service industry. We offer an omnichannel POS capable of accepting orders from all the popular food aggregators, direct online channel, dine-in, and takeaway. In addition, our platform is AI-powered to provide unparalleled insights into demand forecasting, smart appliance optimization, dynamic order routing, customer profiling, and inventory management. We also offer online payment, mobile-ready web storefronts, and social commerce integrations to ensure our merchants meet their online demand successfully. Through our open APIs and app store, we invite the developer community to create innovative solutions to help our merchants succeed online.

Zbooni

Venture Round in 2019
Zbooni develops an application that provides social merchants with a free e-commerce store and the ability to sell over WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram direct message. The company is based in Dubai, United Arab emirates. It has additional offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

NITL

Seed Round in 2023
NITL app is the first short news platform that allows socially conscious people to stay informed. It is an app for iphone and android - free to download, requires no login & allows readers to choose issues to follow and get news in a snackable format NITL covers news from all around the world about important topics such as news on climate change and summarizes in 3 lines. It covers today's news in English and allows the reader to snack on it. Get the NITL app to be more socially conscious.

Flextock

Pre Seed Round in 2021
Flextock is a provider of on-demand warehousing and logistics platforms to help businesses efficiently scale their operations.

Huspy

Series A in 2022
Huspy is a tech company and mortgage experts that helps families get the homes of their dreams. It believes getting a mortgage is something to celebrate. Huspy is reimagining the home buying process with an easy-to-use experience that puts the buyer first. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Dubai, UAE.

SystemOne Technologies, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
SystemOne Technologies, Inc. develops data-driven healthcare insight and solutions for disease surveillance and response. It offers GxAlert, a software platform that contains pertinent information. Its platform provides insight into disease patterns and treatment outcomes, and clinical diagnosis, and system alerts to users. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. It has an additional office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zbooni

Seed Round in 2019
Zbooni develops an application that provides social merchants with a free e-commerce store and the ability to sell over WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram direct message. The company is based in Dubai, United Arab emirates. It has additional offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Threads Styling

Venture Round in 2022
Threads is pioneering the best luxury shopping experience in the world. They inspire their highly-engaged social media community through beautiful content featuring the latest, most desirable luxury items. They talk to their loyal clients directly via chat-based media to place orders; these can then be sent anywhere in the world – fast. In short, they’ve closed the online-offline shopping loop and they’re changing how people buy luxury fashion. At the forefront of a revolution in chat commerce, Threads is scaling fast, with technology very much at the heart of their next phrase of growth. By harnessing social networks and providing a unique personal shopping experience, they're building a data-led platform and they're looking for experienced technologists to deliver their future roadmap. Tech City UK named us a Future Fifty business, one of the UK’s fastest growing and most disruptive digital tech companies in 2017, and they are at No. 32 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list of the fastest growing tech companies in Britain.

Stake

Seed Round in 2022
Stake is a digital real estate investment platform that lets anyone invest in income generating properties within minutes.

HolidayMe

Series C in 2018
HolidayMe is an online portal offering offering on-the-fly customized travel solutions to customers across the Middle East. This includes the ability to design holiday packages, hotels, sightseeing activities and transfers for destinations all over the world. The website through its unique user experience allows the customer to choose from hundreds of curated itineraries created by experts for worldwide destinations and further personalize it according to one’s preferences. The customer can also book a completely customized package from scratch using the website’s simple user friendly platform. All packages can be booked instantly using multiple payment methods. The website offers over 300,000 hotels and over 8,000 activities to choose from. It also has airport pick up and drop facility across 300 cities globally. It has offices in Dubai, Riyadh, and Pune, with a team of over 200 employees across these locations. HolidayMe is published and maintained by Traveazy DMCC, Dubai (“Traveazy”).

Global Impact Finance Ltd

Private Placement in 2018
Global Impact Finance Ltd a comparison website for international money transfer services. It helps users to find and compare various options to send money across the world. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Seez

Seed Round in 2018
Seez is a data-first automotive platform. The Seez mobile app for car shoppers offers a smart search engine for online car listings, as well as proprietary, AI-powered tools, and services that make the car shopping journey faster, easier and more efficient. App available in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, South Africa, and Pakistan.

Cherpa

Seed Round in 2017
Cherpa is an online platform that teaches robotics and electronics to youth in a fun and interactive way. From building and coding projects to interacting with virtual missions, Cherpa is introducing a new dimension that reshapes the world of robotics. They are preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow. Start learning today with robotics, coding, artificial intelligence and many more courses to come.

myki Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
myki Inc. offers cyber security services and software solutions. It develops password and online identity manager solutions. The company is based in Beirut, Lebanon.

NymCard

Seed Round in 2018
NymCard is a next generation issuer processor payment platform, which is reinventing payment cards through state-of-the-art infrastructure offered to banks and other financial institutions in Africa and the Middle East. We enables financial institutions to issue innovative digital payment products in regions that have historically dealt with extremely low penetration of payment cards. Utilizing powerful open API’s and Mobile SDK’s, our clients can now offer plastic, virtual, or tokenized cards to mobile end-users in as little as 8 weeks.

Basma

Seed Round in 2020
Basma operates as a digital dental startup. Basma is a direct-to-consumer healthcare brand that wants to give customers straighter and brighter teeth. It's a digital health company founded on the belief that affordable dental care should be accessible to everyone.

Global Impact Finance SA

Private Placement in 2018
Global Impact Finance SA operates a comparison Website for money transfer services. Its Website TawiPay provides migrants an overview of the remittance service providers active from one country to another; an overview of the services they propose; the fees applied; the time needed to do the transfer; and the type of transfer. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Bussigny, Switzerland.

Affectiva

Series A in 2016
Affectiva, Inc. develops an emotion-sensing artificial intelligence software solution for use in the commercial market to understand how consumers engage with digital content and understand advertising and communication messages. The company offers a software development kit and cloud-based API; a cloud-based solution that allows brands, advertisers, and market researchers to understand the consumer emotional engagement with digital content; an emotion-as-a-service to analyze human expressions; and an in lab biometric solution. It serves industries ranging from advertising and automotive to social robotic and healthcare markets. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with an additional office in Cairo, Egypt.

Sohati SAL

Series A in 2019
Sohati provides information on health and medical care according to the best international medical standards. It aims to shed light on health and medical topics including diseases, medicines, beauty, fitness, motherhood, psychology, and sexual problems. The site also provides a forum for discussion, which means areas for listening and dialogue, where anyone can express their concerns, problems and benefit from the experiences of participants and exchange of experiences; While his identity is always kept secret.

IslamicFinanceGuru

Venture Round in 2021
IslamicFinanceGuru is a hub that helps Muslims with their investment, personal finance and entrepreneurial journeys.
SystemOne Technologies, Inc. develops data-driven healthcare insight and solutions for disease surveillance and response. It offers GxAlert, a software platform that contains pertinent information. Its platform provides insight into disease patterns and treatment outcomes, and clinical diagnosis, and system alerts to users. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. It has an additional office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Toters

Series A in 2018
Toters provides service that connects customers with retailers, and uses couriers to deliver from any restaurants or shops in your city. Since 2017, their operation has grown exponentially in Lebanon and they have recently launched in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, delivering to thousands of happy customers every month from hundreds of select partner stores. From logistics to technology, design, and support they strive to offer their customers and partners the best experience both online and offline.

Myki

Series A in 2018
MYKI is security start up that secures and manages password and sensitive information online for Individuals and teams. The MYKI Offline Password Manager & Authenticator is the first offline password manager that offers the convenience of a cloud connected one. MYKI stores passwords, Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) secrets, payment cards, secure notes and government IDs offline in a cloud-less manner. You can pair the MYKI app with the MYKI browser extension on Mac, Linux and Windows. The MYKI extension is available on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge and Opera. The MYKI app automatically syncs with paired extensions in a P2P encrypted manner allowing MYKI to save and autofill your data on your phone as well as on computer. MYKI can also manage and autofill Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) tokens on your phone as well as on computers.

Minly Ltd

Seed Round in 2021
Minly Ltd designs and develops online platform for celebrities and fans to connect. Its platform offers fans to book personalized videos from their favorite celebrities. Minly Ltd was founded in 2020 and is based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Seez

Series B in 2021
Seez is a data-first automotive platform. The Seez mobile app for car shoppers offers a smart search engine for online car listings, as well as proprietary, AI-powered tools, and services that make the car shopping journey faster, easier and more efficient. App available in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, South Africa, and Pakistan.

Seez

Series A in 2020
Seez is a data-first automotive platform. The Seez mobile app for car shoppers offers a smart search engine for online car listings, as well as proprietary, AI-powered tools, and services that make the car shopping journey faster, easier and more efficient. App available in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, South Africa, and Pakistan.

Huspy

Seed Round in 2021
Huspy is a tech company and mortgage experts that helps families get the homes of their dreams. It believes getting a mortgage is something to celebrate. Huspy is reimagining the home buying process with an easy-to-use experience that puts the buyer first. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Dubai, UAE.

Flextock

Pre Seed Round in 2021
Flextock is a provider of on-demand warehousing and logistics platforms to help businesses efficiently scale their operations.

Monito

Series A in 2018
Monito is a comparison website for international money transfer services. They compare and review more than 450 money transfer operators, to help you find the best option for each of your international transaction. They have affiliation partnerships with money transfer operators, which allow us to sustain their operations, they insure that all the information they provide is always accurate and transparent.

Bazaar Technologies

Series B in 2022
Bazaar is empowering small and medium sized retailers who form the backbone of Pakistan’s retail economy. Bazaar’s mobile app gives these small business owners access to a large assortment of goods from multiple local and international brands as well as unbranded products on a single platform - which can be ordered at any day of the week with free next day delivery to storefronts. Our mission is to build a truly incredible and scalable tech company in and for Pakistan.

Fadel Partners

Series B in 2019
FADEL is an innovator of rights and royalty management software and has worked with some of the biggest names in media, entertainment, publishing, fashion, beauty, high-tech and advertising. FADEL’s technology is recognized for its scalability, configurability, and extendability. Our solutions currently capture, measure, and monetize over $10 billion in retail sales and usage data and over $4 billion in annual royalty payments for their customers, including both inbound and outbound royalty payments. FADEL is a thought leader whose work is highly recognized. In addition, FADEL’s IPM Suite has been the recipient of multiple awards and accolades.

Toters

Series B in 2022
Toters provides service that connects customers with retailers, and uses couriers to deliver from any restaurants or shops in your city. Since 2017, their operation has grown exponentially in Lebanon and they have recently launched in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, delivering to thousands of happy customers every month from hundreds of select partner stores. From logistics to technology, design, and support they strive to offer their customers and partners the best experience both online and offline.

Monito

Series A in 2018
Monito is a comparison website for international money transfer services. They compare and review more than 450 money transfer operators, to help you find the best option for each of your international transaction. They have affiliation partnerships with money transfer operators, which allow us to sustain their operations, they insure that all the information they provide is always accurate and transparent.

Shelvz

Seed Round in 2019
Shelvz SAL develops a cloud based Software as a service (SaaS) field force management solution that automates the data collection process and provides real-time visibility and analytics to businesses. The software operates through mobile and web application. Its mobile application has features, such as audit product availability, monitors prices, promotions, and competition, captures in-store visibility, and provides barcode scanning. Its web application has features, such as monitors team performance, monitors execution, provides reporting and analytics, notification engine, and search bank data. Shelvz SAL was founded in 2015 and is based in Beirut, Lebanon.

Zbooni

Private Placement in 2019
Zbooni develops an application that provides social merchants with a free e-commerce store and the ability to sell over WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram direct message. The company is based in Dubai, United Arab emirates. It has additional offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Seez

Private Placement in 2017
Seez is a data-first automotive platform. The Seez mobile app for car shoppers offers a smart search engine for online car listings, as well as proprietary, AI-powered tools, and services that make the car shopping journey faster, easier and more efficient. App available in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, South Africa, and Pakistan.

Bookme.pk

Series A in 2021
Bookme.pk is Pakistan’s leading e-ticketing platform with over 4.6 Million registered customers in the transportation and entertainment industry. Bookme is also among the largest e-commerce platforms in the country, in terms of digital transactions. It is completely cashless and has already integrated with major payment platforms in Pakistan including JazzCash, Easypaisa, Habib Bank Limited, Alfalah and Askari Bank to ensure a seamless checkout experience for end-users. Furthermore, Bookme.pk has a vast portfolio of 50+ bus companies and 200+ airlines integrated on its platform.

Finverity

Seed Round in 2022
Finverity is a cross-border supply chain finance platform for mid-market. We aim to close the $1.5 TRL funding gap in global Trade Finance by using technology to make financing of mid-market companies economically viable and provide access to capital worldwide.

Bazaar Technologies

Series A in 2021
Bazaar is empowering small and medium sized retailers who form the backbone of Pakistan’s retail economy. Bazaar’s mobile app gives these small business owners access to a large assortment of goods from multiple local and international brands as well as unbranded products on a single platform - which can be ordered at any day of the week with free next day delivery to storefronts. Our mission is to build a truly incredible and scalable tech company in and for Pakistan.

Arrow Labs Solutions

Series A in 2021
Arrow Labs is a mobility software manufacturer specializing in niche applications and mobility solutions. Arrow Labs MIMS is a state of the art mobility platform designed for todays modern workforce. Based in Dubai, they provide their products & services to various size clients across their operational area. Their experience in designing and architecting critical medium and large scale solutions is paramount. Their obective is to provide advanced innovative mobility solutions that address specific niche requirements in today's demanding environment.

ON Technologies Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
ON Technologies Inc. operates an online platform that delivers meals from restaurants to offices. The company is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Shazura

Series A in 2017
Shazura Inc develops visual search engine software. The software returns search queries in the form of visual content such as images and videos using image recognition algorithms. It develops artificial intelligence based visual intelligence software which offers content discovery; automated visual tagging; digital asset management; and digital curation such as duplicate recognition and filtering. The company develops visual learning application programming interfaces (APIs) for organizing ​​owned and user-generated​ visual ​content. It generates product recommendations and customization for e-commerce customers based on visual intelligence fingerprints. It serves government agencies, advertisers, and social network operators. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It has an additional office in Madrid, Spain.

Basma

Private Placement in 2020
Basma operates as a digital dental startup. Basma is a direct-to-consumer healthcare brand that wants to give customers straighter and brighter teeth. It's a digital health company founded on the belief that affordable dental care should be accessible to everyone.

Bidvine Limited

Seed Round in 2016
Bidvine Limited provides an online platform that connects customers with local service professionals to help accomplish event, health, home, learning, wellness, and other projects in the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Onfido Limited

Private Placement in 2019
Onfido digitally proves a user’s real identity using AI technology, by verifying their photo ID and comparing it to their facial biometrics. It means users and businesses can verify their online identities anywhere and anytime, without compromising on experience, inclusion, privacy or security. Onfido powers over 1,500 fintech, banking, and marketplace clients globally—helping them onboard more users while reducing risk. Identity underpins all transactions, and over the coming years, access to everything will be based on every user's ability to easily and securely prove their legal identity. This will change how we think of access—everything from opening a bank account to self-checking-in to a hotel, and ultimately voting.

LUNCH:ON

Series A in 2019
MUNCH:ON is a food tech startup that has cracked the subscription space in the UAE & KSA, focusing on offering meals from the best restaurants at a significant discount and with free delivery. The company has invested heavily in its scheduling, bundling and order prediction software which has enabled it to achieve massive cost savings for its restaurant partners that they then pass on to their users, often offering up to a 55% discount vs. restaurants' regular price. Whether it's employees ordering from their company's curated menu or users ordering for their families at home, the platform takes the usual hassle and cost out of food delivery in a financially (and environmentally) sustainable manner for all stakeholders

Band Industries

Series A in 2020
Band Industries is building the next generation musician’s toolkit. With three successful products on the market, the company continues to innovate in this space. Band Industries is the company behind Roadie Tuner and aims to make the world a more musical place. Roadie Tuner is an automatic tuner for musical instruments that combines advanced audio algorithms with machine precision to deliver the perfect tuning every time. Roadie works on any musical instrument with guitar machine heads such as electric & acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and others. It can tune to any tuning, help restring, keep track of strings quality and much more. Band Industries launched the second generation Roadie 2 and Roadie Bass on Kickstarter in March 2017 and raised over $500,000 in pre-orders in just 39 days! This made Roadie 2 the most popular music accessory in the history of crowdfunding. Roadie 2 shipped in October 2017 and Roadie Bass in April 2018 and have gotten the acclaim of Rock Stars from bands like Queen, Tim McGraw and Drowning Pool among others. Awards: - TechCrunch Disrupt NY Audience Choice Award - London Design awards - Executive Magazine's top 20 in Science and Technology - Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Brilliant Companies

Washmen

Private Placement in 2019
Washmen is an application for dry cleaning and laundry service that picks up and delivers straight to your doorstep. They provide top quality service for all your laundry, dry clean and pressing needs. Every item is examined and cleaned according to its care-label instructions. It also allows you to schedule pickups through their mobile app. They offer deliveries as fast as next day credit card payment in-app. Washmen was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Washmen

Series B in 2019
Washmen is an application for dry cleaning and laundry service that picks up and delivers straight to your doorstep. They provide top quality service for all your laundry, dry clean and pressing needs. Every item is examined and cleaned according to its care-label instructions. It also allows you to schedule pickups through their mobile app. They offer deliveries as fast as next day credit card payment in-app. Washmen was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

NymCard

Seed Round in 2019
NymCard is a next generation issuer processor payment platform, which is reinventing payment cards through state-of-the-art infrastructure offered to banks and other financial institutions in Africa and the Middle East. We enables financial institutions to issue innovative digital payment products in regions that have historically dealt with extremely low penetration of payment cards. Utilizing powerful open API’s and Mobile SDK’s, our clients can now offer plastic, virtual, or tokenized cards to mobile end-users in as little as 8 weeks.