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Our Portfolio

Below is a snapshot of some of our current and previous investments.

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Consumer Electronics
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Finance
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Grocery
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Identity Management
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Lebanon
UAE
United Kingdom
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Direct Investment
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2009
2012
2014
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2019
2020
2021
2022

Acorns

OPT Industries

Sollis Health

ossia

Ossia

Threads

Onfido

Pearl Brands

Gray MACKENZIE

GRAY MACKENZIE

Thrive Market

Thrive Market

Vashi

Vashi

Quiqup

MunchOn

Laced

Impossible Foods

Status: Live

Country: US

Sector: Finance

Acorns

Acorns is a finance company that allows individuals to round up purchases and automatically invest the change. It allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some asset managers including Vanguard and BlackRock. Acorns was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Investment year: 2022

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Status: Live

Country: US

Sector: B2B

OPT Industries

OPT Industries brings together automation engineering, computational design, and material science, unifying the production processes for functional materials. OPT builds software and hardware to 3D print rolls of highly customized, bioinspired textile-like materials from micro to macro scale. The technology provides material solutions to industries such as sport, fashion, interiors, medical, and construction.

Investment year: 2022

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Status: Live

Country: US

Sector: Health Care

Sollis Health

Sollis Health is a membership-based concierge health solution providing members with a single destination for zero-wait, high quality medical care, infused with hospitality and high-touch customer service. It offers members immediate, unlimited 24/7 access to a state-of-the-art medical facility, including best-in-class ER physicians who manage their care from check-in to follow-up, superior staff to attend to a member’s every need, advanced diagnostic imaging, VIP support from leading hospitals, and fast access to hand-selected specialist network.

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ossia

Status: Live

Country: US

Sector: Consumer Electronics

Ossia

Ossia® is challenging people’s core assumptions about what is possible with wireless power. Ossia’s flagship product, Cota®, redefines wireless power by safely delivering remote, targeted energy to devices at a distance. Cota, Ossia’s patented smart antenna technology automatically keeps multiple devices charged without any user intervention, enabling an efficient and truly wire-free, powered-up world, that is always on and always connected.

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Status: Live

Country: United Kingdom

Sector: E-Commerce

Threads

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.

Investment year: 2019

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Status: Live

Country: United Kingdom

Sector: FinTech

Onfido

Onfido is a technology company designed to automate the process of identity verification.

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Status: Live

Country: Lebanon

Sector: Retail

Pearl Brands

Founded in early 1935 and previously known as G. Zahar & Co, Pearl Brands and its affiliates have been the top retail destinations for generations of shoppers, and continue to prove themselves as leaders in the market today.

In 2019, The Chalhoub Group and Pearl Brands SAL have agreed to merge Chalhoub Group’s two retail operations in Lebanon. The combined entity, now under the banner of Pearl Brands, has emerged as a major retail player in the Lebanese market with operations spanning 35 points of sales, and holding a diversified portfolio of leading international brands in fashion, jewelry, gifts and beauty products. The group aims to answer to the different needs of the luxury retail market and as such has aligned itself with brands that appeal to a host of different audiences: Zahar Kids, Kids Around, Secret Senses by Zahar, and Culti, as well as Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Faces, and L’Occitane en Provence.

Investment year: 2012

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Gray MACKENZIE

Status: Live

Country: Lebanon

GRAY MACKENZIE

Gray Mackenzie Retail Lebanon S.A.L was established in 1996, as a pacesetter in the ownership and operation of supermarkets and hypermarkets in Lebanon. Gray Mackenzie Retail Lebanon (GMRL) owns Spinneys, the leading multinational supermarket chain which operates 16 Spinneys branches. In 2014, GMRL introduced the Happy Discount Store, an innovative retail concept, which has today grown into a popular discount store brand, with 5 branches. GMRL acquired the Grab’nGo Convenience Stores in 2018, and presently operates 11 branches of the local convenience store chain. The latest addition to the company’s portfolio has been the Signature by Spinneys concept, launched in 2019.

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Thrive Market

Status: Live

Country: US

Sector: E-Commerce

Thrive Market

Thrive Market is a membership-based online company that offers natural and organic food products.

Investment year: 2014

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Vashi

Status: Live

Country: United Kingdom

Sector: E-Commerce

Vashi

Vashi is a diamond jewelry brand that offers a genuinely unique, disruptive, and omni-channel retail experience.

Investment year: 2021

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Status: Live

Country: UAE

Sector: B2B

Quiqup

Quiqup is a provider of on-demand, same-day, and scheduled delivery solutions to retailers and restaurants. Quiqup is reinventing the way consumer urban deliveries are done for better business, better cities, and better living. The company empowering any business to deliver a best-in-class delivery experience by creating the next generation of delivery solutions to suit shoppers’ ever-increasing demands.

Quiqup offers on-demand, same day and scheduled deliveries you can control, a fleet of professional couriers can tap into, and a platform to help them to manage and automate deliveries.

Investment year: 2017

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Status: Live

Country: UAE

Sector: E-Commerce

MunchOn

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.

Investment year: 2020

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Status: Live

Country: United Kingdom

Sector: E-Commerce

Laced

Laced is a marketplace for the buying and selling of authentic sneakers, connecting thousands of buyers and sellers worldwide.

Investment year: 2021

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Status: Live

Country: US

Sector: Food and Beverage

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods focuses on developing plant-based substitutes for meat, dairy, and fish products. It selects specific proteins and nutrients from greens, seeds, and grains to recreate the experience of meats and dairy products. Founded by Patrick Brown and Monte Casino in 2011, Impossible Foods is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Investment year: 2019

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