ARZAN VC

Investing in great founders right at the STARTING LINE

OUR PRE-SEED PROGRAM

  • We invest $25,000 in pre-seed stage using a SAFE agreement with a $750,000 Cap.
  • After the Pre-Seed funding round, we work with you to help you reach the seed stage.
  • We help you complete your pre-seed funding round; we do not lead the round.
  • Once you are at seed stage we can lead your round with a $200,000+ investment amount.
  • Our commitment as an institutional VC should make it easier for you to raise from other angel investors.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1:
Application

Complete the application form. Provide as much detail as you can. We appreciate transparency.

Step 2:
Screening

You application will be reviewed by our team. We hope you use the time to learn more about us.

Step 3:
Interview

Our team will schedule an interview call to know you better and answer questions that would help us make a decision. Should be fun!

Step 4:
Decision/Closing

Once we've decided to invest, you will receive instructions for submitting the required documents for closing.

OUR CRITERIA

Minimum Pre-Seed round of $50k

We lead rounds of USD $50,000 or more. Our participation would be a maximum of 50% of the entire round, with a ticket size of USD $25,000. We have no preference in terms of who those co-investors are, be it your friend, brother, or favorite aunt.

A technical co-founder (part time works for now)

We invest in startups that leverage technology to gain the competitive edge over the incumbents. Being a technical founder or having a technical co founder on board is crucial for early stage startups. Otherwise hiring or outsourcing your core technical requirements will come at a great cost in time and money.

No gaming or hardware startups

We decided that the MENA region currently cannot provide a big enough market or talent pool in those two verticals. It is also a fact that investor appetite in the region is not at the level which can provide those startups with the funding they would need in order to keep growing.

Focused on big markets

Large markets can support scalable models without the need to look outside. The MENA region is very fragmented with each market having its own laws, regulations, and even cultural specifics. We prefer companies that aim to dominate local markets as opposed to being dependent on new market expansion at an early stage.