GCC Family Offices perspective on Venture Fund allocations

Understanding the family office perspective on venture fund investing: Having covered the emerging venture landscape for many years now, it’s abundantly clear that family office capital remains the dominant capital source for emerging venture funds — in my network in 2021 I spoke with over 100 first time venture funds, an average of 70% of capital closed came from family offices (the exceptions are spin-out managers, which often attract institutional LP capital at Fund 1). Th

Raising Capital From Overseas Family Offices

Raising capital abroad may sound to some deal sponsors like an enormously costly proposition with high risks and low probabilities of success, yet the ease of capital movement in today’s global capital markets and the overseas’ interest in investing in high-quality, long-term strategic plays has made international capital raises significantly easier than the past. Still, if one tries to follow a domestic capital raise playbook for an international capital raise, the results a

You Just Had A Call With A Family Office, But How Do You Follow Up?

1. Share regular updates. Regular updates with accomplishments are a good excuse to check in with Family Offices so they see you meant what you said in your pitch and are creating value and potential return by achieving specific goals you outlined. 2. Tell stories. Tell stories. The ending should suggest maximum potential rewards from investing. It’s important to begin your process by locking in every fact and figure you can, and be able to call them up at a moment’s notice

A Family Office In The GCC Is Called "A Family Group"

In general, Middle East Family Groups tend to be exclusive and highly selective, both in terms of their investments and/or charitable giving/grant making. A warm introduction is the best and most effective way to approach a Middle East Family Groups. Just like other types of investors, cold emails or cold outreach are rarely effective with Families in this region. As a rule, they do not want to be hounded with unsolicited funding or investment proposals. Once introduced, What

GCC Family Offices are often motivated by more than returns - Obediah Ayton

It is best to start with the basics of defining a family office. The term is used so commonly that I think it is important to spend time understanding what separates a family office investor from an institutional or retail investor. The typical family office is launched by an investor or their family who has generated significant wealth through admirable business ventures, asset growth or similar uncommon endeavours. These Families are often very well educated and highly soph

The GCC Family Office responding to the changing investment landscape

Family offices have a long-standing history in the GCC and are one of the key pillars of the economy, accounting for a large segment of the region’s non-oil gross domestic product. Many of these companies have established successful partnerships with international brands, generating considerable wealth for themselves and providing consumers with greater choice. The rise of family offices in the region is a result of the entrepreneurial spirit of the founding generation, the s