Founding Team

With our collective experience in investment, entrepreneurship and technology, we are committed to helping you scale your business.  

  • Alexander Wiedmer
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    Alexander Wiedmer Partner

    23 years’ experience in venture capital in Europe, North America and MENA. Long-time Partner of Iris Capital until he started IMVentures, a company providing advisory in Venture Capital in Qatar. Was a Partner and IC member of STC Ventures, a GCC regional fund managed by Iris Capital that returned 4x+ to its investor. Seven years of experience in technology sales. Deal sheet of 60+ deals in 50+ companies with top performance. Active in GCC since 2011 and in Qatar since 2019. Board member of various educational organisations. B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy, MBA Technology Management (EDHEC).

    Core competencies: Venture Capital fund management, Marketplaces, SaaS, Greentech, IoT

  • Dr Shaikha Al-Jabir
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    Dr Shaikha Al-Jabir Partner

    Over 25 years of experience in Telecom and ICT, while leading position in renowned corporations such Ooredoo and Kahramaa. Co-founder of Doha Tech Angels with investments in healthcare, fitness, Edutech, delivery and dark stores. Ph.D. in Computer Science (Surrey University, UK), Software Engineer.  

    Core competencies: Tech Investment, IT, Telecom, eHealth, Edutech, e-commerce, Fintech 

  • Angus Paterson
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    Angus Paterson Venture Partner

    Active in venture capital in the GCC since 2008. Angus was a Partner, IC member and General Manager of STC Ventures, a GCC regional VC fund managed by Iris Capital that returned 4x+ to its investor. Prior to that, set up and led the VC activities of twofour54 (Abu Dhabi); and previously active in venture in the UK with Ingenious Media and Genesis Investments as well as having worked in corporate finance advisory focused on the TMT sector. B.A. in Oriental Studies and Modern Languages (Cambridge), member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

    Core competencies: Venture Capital fund management, Mobility, Fintech, Marketplaces 

  • Soumaya Ben Beya Dridje
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    Soumaya Ben Beya Dridje Junior Partner

    Active in the Startup and investment industry since 2015. Soumaya is a trilingual people enthusiast who chose as a mission to empower impactful entrepreneurs worldwide. Soumaya was an investment lead with Founder Institute, Plug and Play Ventures and Smart Capital. Soumaya led Startup Operations and acceleration programs with investments in successful Startup Exits in Silicon Valley. MBA in Investment & Sustainability (EDHEC Business School, France).

    Core competencies: Tech Investment, B2B SaaS, GreenTech, Fintech, Marketplace

  • Marc Bourland
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    Marc Bourland Advisor

    20+ years investment experience around the globe, last 10+ years in Qatar in Energy and Agri-Tech sectors; more than 50 deals completed either as M&A advisor and/or corporate investor; Board member in agri-business companies in MENA and Central Asia; Advisor to Qatar’s Energy and Agriculture authorities. MBA in International Business (Columbia University ’95)  

    Core competencies: M&A, Agri-Tech, Clean-tech & Energy