How can Saudi startups attract VC funding?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all businesses across the globe, including those operating in Saudi Arabia. The repercussions of the pandemic have resulted in new trends in the venture capital scene, and Saudi investors’ have shifted their strategies. Many of the changes brought about during and post-pandemic are here to stay and continue to transform […]

Winners & losers: The Saudi startups capturing funding

The winning and losing sectors in Saudi Arabia The winners: lucrative sectors which received funding in Saudi Arabia According to a recent report by Magnitt and the Saudi Venture Capital Company, startups in Saudi Arabia have seen a 102% year-on-year increase in funding in the first half of the year to USD 95 million, despite […]

How have Saudi investors’ strategies changed?

The impact of the economic crisis and shifting market dynamics, on Saudi investors’ strategies  Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all businesses across the globe, including those operating in Saudi Arabia. With repercussions ranging from dampened economies, to bleak forecasted GDP growth, as well as forced closures and remote work, companies shifted their […]

Chrome Advisory signs agreement with Al Awwal Capital

Chrome Advisory and Al Awwal Capital have signed an agreement to collaborate, to strengthen investments in the thriving startup scene in Saudi Arabia. The entrepreneurial sector in Saudi Arabia has been rapidly growing, with many startups from different industries entering the market in the past few years. This is due to extensive support and national […]

Navigating the risks and opportunities during a pandemic

This article, co-authored by Loulwa Bakr and Khalid Suleimani, originally appeared on Wamda, on March 22. As the global pandemic, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), continues to spread, the economic impacts are already widespread. As a result, businesses across all industries are adjusting their strategies to respond to the slowdown. Initial impacts of lockdowns include drop […]

#DealMakers2020 strengthens entrepreneurial ecosystem in KSA

The #DealMakers2020 event, held in Riyadh and hosted by Endeavor Saudi and Endeavor Jordan, created over 1000 touchpoints, between entrepreneurs and investors. Chrome Advisory’s Senior Partners were present, contributing their expertise, to fuel the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Saudi Arabia. Chrome Advisory’s Senior Partners, Loulwa Bakr and Khalid Suleimani took part in the event, in a […]

Arabnet Riyadh: KSA positioned as hub for innovation, startups & growth

The 8th edition of Arabnet Riyadh took place on November 10 and 11, 2019, in strategic partnership with Monsha’at. The conference gathered over 6,000 attendees from different industries, 300 startups from across the region showcased the latest in innovation, and over 150 Venture Capital funds were on the lookout for investment opportunities. Chrome Advisory’s Senior […]

Chrome Advisory at the Saudi VCPE Forum

Chrome Advisory attended the Saudi VCPE Forum, organized by the Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, in partnership with Invest Saudi. The Saudi VCPE Forum uncovered the latest developments in the venture capital market, the regulatory framework, and the potential of the Kingdom in this realm. The lineup of experts included SAGIA, Monsha’at, Nama […]

Challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face

In Saudi Arabia and internationally, entrepreneurs face many challenges. Khalid Suleimani, Senior Partner at Chrome Advisory, covers shares three tips, to support entrepreneurs overcome challenges, and how VC investments in KSA can be sought: 1. Not all funds are created equal Entrepreneurs need to position their startups, in a strategic manner, to capture the right […]

Chrome Advisory at EmTech MENA conference

Chrome Advisory’s Senior Partners, Khalid Suleimani and Loulwa Bakr, took part in the EmTech MENA conference, organized by MIT Technology Review Arabia, Haykal Media and Dubai Future Foundation. EmTech MENA, in its second year, uncovered the future trends and technologies that will drive the new global economy. For more information, visit:

Loulwa Bakr joins Global Ventures as Venture Partner

Global Ventures is pleased to announce that Loulwa Bakr, Senior Partner at Chrome Advisory, has joined its management team as Venture Partner, with oversight on the Saudi market. The addition to the team strengthens Global Venture’s presence as one of the leading regional venture capital funds investing in the Saudi market. “The partnership will allow […]

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