Years of presence in the GCC
Years facilitating deals
Nicola is the Managing Director of NASEBA Capital, a leading organization providing private placement and M&A transaction support in the Gulf region and other emerging markets. Based in Dubai, Naseba Capital leverages 15-year presence in the region and an extensive hands-on experience in facilitating deals between global innovative companies and investors.
Before joining Naseba Capital, Nicola spent four years in Saudi Arabia to establish and lead the KAUST Innovation Fund, the venture fund supporting KAUST’s pipeline of technology-based startup projects and investing in high-profile international technology companies. Under Nicola’s leadership, the fund has invested in more than 25 startups in a wide range of sectors, from renewables to biotech, from drones to smart cities.
For over a decade, Nicola co-led EonTech Ventures, an independent Luxembourg-based venture capital fund focused on European early-stage technology companies, as Founder and Managing Partner. He has also spent a substantial portion of his career as a management consultant at Arthur D. Little, in the Paris and Milan office, where he was a member of the Global TIME (Telecommunication, Information, Media & Electronics) practice. In 2011, as co-founder, he participated in the establishment of a venture capital fund in Russia.
Nicola holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Business Administration and Economics MS from Università L. Bocconi.
Nicola is a passionate equestrian, scuba diving instructor and FAA/EASA certified private pilot.
Shahid holds more than seven years’ experience in investor relations, deal origination, private placement and venture business development. He has advised and promoted companies from more than 20 countries across multiple sectors from real estate, renewables to tech and healthcare, building strong deal flow relations with family offices, institutional and corporate VCs in the Gulf and China.
Over the last few years, he’s been actively focused on start-ups in developing segments under tech (fintech, deep tech, AR, enterprise blockchain) and healthcare (biotech, medtech, and services).
A specialist in multi-cultural business, Shahid has worked on bridging innovation from developed regions with emerging markets. Today he combines the experience of both regions in order to drive success for Naseba Capital’s core investor mandates.
Shahid holds an MSc in Engineering Management and a BS in Biotechnology.
Immanuel has six years’ experience in consulting and raising capital for top-tier technology start-ups, healthcare, biotechnology, real estate and mining companies worldwide. Over the years he has built extensive relationships across the Middle East and Asia with major financial institutions, private equity and venture firms, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals. Immanuel is striving to better facilitate and establish entrepreneurial and investment bridges between North America, Europe, the GCC, and China.
Over the last few years, Immanuel has been actively focusing on strategic partnerships, tech transfer and venture fundraising between life science innovation from developed markets and emerging markets such as the Middle-East and Asia.
Immanuel holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from Heriot-Watt University, UK and is currently pursuing CFA Level 1.
Since April 2017, Aleksandra has held an Analyst position at Naseba Investor Services, responsible for researching and acquiring global investment opportunities matching the investors’ mandates across the Middle East and China.
Aleksandra is currently completing her Economics Degree from the University of Economics in Bulgaria.