Feras Al Safwan

Investment Manager

"I continue to be inspired by the innovations that founders bring to the sector, and most importantly their ability to adapt such products and services to make a difference. This is why I was drawn to impact investing and ESG."

Before joining Wa'ed, I spent most of my career around startups and SMEs. I was first exposed to the startup ecosystem, and journey on this track, as a corporate banker where I worked across different segments including SME Banking. That was when I realized that working with businesses in the SME space was where my passion lay. Driven by my passion for sustainability, I aim to leverage my experience and deploy capital in startups that will make a positive impact and accelerate the transition toward a "Green Economy".

I have devoted most of my time helping startups grow to the next level, gaining expertise across both sides of the SME financing spectrum - the debt and equity side. This has included tenures with the likes of HSBC, Riyad Bank, Franklin Institute, The William C. Dunkelberg Fund, PwC, and EY.

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