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Gulf News: Mideast corporates need to get into venture capital


Badr Jafar, CEO of the Crescent Group and a member of Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about capital venture capital and how MENA region could benefit from it. “In the UAE, for example, of the 10 most active VC investors in the past five years, only two are corporate venture capital investors. In comparison, three-quarters of the Fortune 100 companies have a dedicated CVC team,” Badr says. “This is a significant missed opportunity, especially as the MENA region continues to see an entrepreneurial surge.”

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