Dr. Ahmed Farooq is a Senior Investment Advisor with wide experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking/Corporate Finance, New Business Development and M&A. He has experience in the GCC markets and the Silicon Valley in the US in a career that spans over 15 years and investments exceeding USD 500M.
Ahmed is the founder of Radiance Capital, Milltrust’s partner advising Middle East investors. In his previous assignment, Ahmed headed the Investment Banking Group at Rasameel Investments, a USD120M shariah compliant investment firm in Kuwait. Prior to that, Ahmed was the Head of Indian Investments at Noor Financial Investment Company, a top 5 Kuwaiti investment bank, where in addition to leading on several transactions, he launched the Kuwait India Fund targeting investments in India with a capital of USD 120M.
Before moving to the GCC, Ahmed was the founder of arcadiaOne, a venture funded Silicon Valley based Enterprise Software company which he sold to iMediation in a USD17M deal. Prior to that, he was on the founding team for Calico Commerce, a Kleiner Perkins backed company which had a successful IPO on the NASDAQ with a market cap of USD 2B.
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