About us

About us

Who we are

Dubai Cultiv8 Holdings Limited (DCHL) is a DIFC based Shariah-compliant company and fully owns Dubai Cultiv8 Investments Limited (DCIL) the regulated asset management arm of the holding company. DCHL aims to be the UAE’s leading public/private partnership specialising in the SME sector providing asset management services, management consultancy services, and helping entrepreneurs in developing and growing their businesses through direct investment, co-management, and providing logistics to scale up into international markets.

Our Vision

What : Leveraging on our relationship with Dubai SME and MBRF, to develop the eco-system with special attention on ESG which will enhance the SMEs participation and contribution in the economy.

How : Through the development of both equity & financing vehicles for small and medium sized technology companies specializing in the technology, healthcare, education, and other high potential sectors based locally, regionally, and internationally.

Our Mission

Maximise Dubai Cultiv8 stakeholders’ values through:

Introducing high quality investment products with attention to risk management.

Building knowledge and expertise in investing and managing start-ups, growth stage and late-stage technology companies in Dubai, expanding them to Abu Dhabi and other Emirates, then to Saudi Arabia.

Replicating the successful models and developing them in Saudi Arabia and scaling them up to larger MENA and beyond.


Our Investment Philosophy

To offer entrepreneurs and investors with pioneering products and services that target above-average returns. This philosophy is based on five principles:

  • Keep our investors’ needs the focus of our business.
  • Follow global standards of business conduct.
  • Employ multi-tasking, well connected, and knowledge-based talents.
  • Hunt for unique and disruptive investment opportunities in the field of technology.
  • Maintain high levels of corporate social responsibility.

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are seasoned high calibre professionals working in the various departments of Government of Dubai and well-known in the UAE for their business acumen.

Mr. Saeed Almarri

Board Member

Mr. Nikhil Jalan

Board Member

Mr. John Elkhair

Independent Board Member

Mr. David Nataf

Independent Board Member

Meet our Audit & Risk Committee Members


83.3% owned by Mohamed bin Rashid Fund for SME (MBRF) and 8.3% by a family office from Abu Dhabi and 8.3% by a family office from India. MBRF which is a government initiative is a 100% owned by Dubai SME.

Geographic Stretch

Our investments are geared towards the emerging markets and more specifically in the GCC, MENA, and with lesser emphasis on greater Asia, Europe, and the US markets.

About us

Investments Diversity

Our investment strategy is to focus on a range of sectors, different stages of company life cycles (early, growth, and late-stage venture capital), different risk profiles, the expected returns, and the possible exit strategies. Geography is also an important factor, however, most of the businesses are digitizing their operations and incorporating technology to reduce commuting cost, hiring talents, and becoming more efficient. Investment diversity will balance the risk and reward of the acquired assets.

Our Location

Office 104, Level 1, Gate Village 11 (The Exchange Building) Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), P.O.Box 66166 Dubai, UAE, Regulated by DFSA

Call Us

Call us: +971 4 333 7227

Work Hours

9:00 am - 5:30 pm on Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Fridays
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