Founders First

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Our goal is to back such men and women in their arena.

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Our Thesis

We want to hear from founders what their vision for the future looks like but we are also actively seeking startups under the following themes

The advancement of AI to tackle challenges beyond human capacities 

Industries historically untouched by software

Software that changes the way people work

The Mobile transformation of consumer behavior

Infrastructure businesses that are enabling the digital commerce revolution

Marketplaces with network effect as barriers for entry

Transfer of assets built on the blockchain

VR as an enterprise tool 

 
 
Our Investments
Current Portfolio
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Personal Investments
(Acquired by Andersen Press)
(Acquired by Procter & Gamble)
(Secondary - IPO)
(Acquired by Palantir)
(Acquired by Yahoo)
(Secondary - IPO)
(Acquired by Jam City)
(Acquired by Autodesk)
(Acquired by Gap)
(Secondary)

Taskade

(Acquired by Twitter)
(Acquired by Unilever)
(Secondary)
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(Secondary)
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Funds
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Our Team

Suleman Ali

General Partner

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Moiz Ali

General Partner

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