VISION

Building a future where tech drives positive climate and social change.

MISSION

Invest in and nurture 1000 tech founders who are each on a mission to impact a billion and make a billion.

WE BELIEVE

Both outlier financial returns AND impact are achievable.

We invest in tech founders who create social and climate impact, leveraging ethical AI and smart infrastructure.

TECH

Deep Tech
Network Effects
10x Advantage

IMPACT

An overlooked or underrepresented founder
Hiring overlooked or underrepresented employees
An outcome supporting a vulnerable community among others

SUPPORT

A supportive community is needed to guide founders on their impact tech journey.

TEAM VALUES

Benefit

Believe in the need for tech to impact the world positively and include vulnerable communities.

Intention

Actively seek exceptional underrepresented tech founders who are category kings and queens operating with heart and mind.

Education

Level the playing field in investments by supporting newcomers through education to navigate access to venture capital.

Collaboration

As part of a nascent and growing ecosystem, we play an active role in building it by embracing a co-opetition mindset, where competitors collaborate.

Curiosity

We are open to learning, exploring, and uncovering talent and ideas.

Raed Masri

Founder & General Partner

A serial technology entrepreneur with three failures and two 20x outcomes turned top decile performing Venture Capitalist as the founder of Transform VC.

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Founder & General Partner

Rama Chakaki

General Partner

Syrian-American Impact Investor and philanthropist Rama is enabling 1000 tech founders to impact a billion and make a billion by investing in deep tech with climate and social impact.

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General Partner

Muna AbuSulayman

Partner

Iconic Arab media personality and humanitarian & senior leader in Transform VC’s media engine.

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Partner

Walter Hughes

Partner

With executive experience across eight distinct industries, including Meta, Elevance Health, startups, and government sectors, my career has been a testament to the art of realizing business transformation pathways.

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Partner

Hashem Taha

Investor

Hashem is a cancer immunologist turned investor and entrepreneur. He has advised several VC firms and family offices on investments totaling $1.1 billion in biotech and techbio, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and AI / ML infrastructure technologies.

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Investor

Saafir Rabb

Advisor

Saafir Rabb is a business strategist, community activist and former advisor to Barack Obama, serving on his transition team in relation to public diplomacy.

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Advisor

Hon. George Salem

Advisor

George R. Salem is co-founder and Chairman of the Arab American Institute. He serves as Strategic Advisor with DLA Piper, where he advises the firm with respect to the development of its Middle East and U.S. Department of Labor practices.

Advisor

Abbas F. “Eddy” Zuaiter

Advisor

Chairman and CIO of 33 Capital Management and Managing Member of Zuaiter Capital Holdings LLC (ZCH), a single-family office.

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Afreen Aman

Fellow

Experienced Data Science and Data Analytics Manager with a climate change, sustainability, and ESG background. Adept at crafting digital strategies and guiding cross-functional teams.

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Alexander Asemi

Fellow

Alex, has over 10 years of experience as a financial professional, leveraging complex financial modeling to provide top-tier strategic analysis for Pre-IPO, Fortune 500 companies, and VC firms.

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Hend Azzerayer

Fellow

Hend, an accomplished occupational therapist with dual Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy and Public Health, transitioned into the tech industry through product management and is now in Venture Capital.

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Dr. Shadi Batah

Fellow

Dr. Shadi Battah is a physician (board-certified in Internal, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine) with over a decade of clinical and administrative experience in healthcare.

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Omar El-Khalaf

Fellow

Omar is a Syrian-British entrepreneur and humanitarian passionate about impact and change. In 2017, Omar co-founded Empowerful, a charity initiative to empower students through charity.

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Jennifer Hatch

Fellow

Jennie Hatch has over a decade of background in transportation, climate, energy, and urban planning.

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Jad Khattib

Fellow

A Data Architect/Consultant based in London, he is a graduate of Hult Business School with a degree in Finance.

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Renad Mutlaq

Fellow

Renad Mutlaq is a business professional with a diverse finance, entrepreneurship, and data analysis background.

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Quinn Novels

Fellow

Quinn Novels is a grant editor, strategic account manager, and digital marketing strategist who is passionate about helping nonprofits and mission-driven businesses achieve their goals.

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Hana Salameh

Fellow

Hana Salameh graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in International Relations. She also spent time studying at Sciences Po, Paris, with a focus on Political Science and Economics.

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Jasmine Samaha

Fellow

Jasmine has extensive experience working with institutional investors and has knowledge of diverse investment strategies, including private equity, private credit, real estate, and infrastructure strategies.

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Rakesh Sharma

Fellow

Rakesh is an experienced data scientist and technologist currently leading the data science practice for a leading telco company in Dubai.

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Yusra Abukwaik

Intern

With over three years of accounting experience, starting at VIP.fund in crowdfunding, handling complex finances, and keeping things organized, she moved to FACB as a Financial Controller, where she improved safety and made sure the finances were strong.

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Bashar Alallawi

Intern

Driven AI student with 3+ years’ operational and management experience and 2+ years’ annotator at aiXplain.

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Omar Al Ramlawi

Intern

Omar Al Ramlawi is a senior at the University of South Florida, where he is pursuing a degree in Finance.

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Jad Dalloul

Intern

Jad Dalloul is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Economics and minoring in Public Policy.

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Ahmad Idrees

Intern

Ahmed serves as Director of Finance for the Middle Eastern North African Student Assembly while pursuing a major in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Applied Analytics at USC.

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Alisa Lorden

Intern

A senior at Northeastern University studying molecular biology and corporate innovation, Alisa is passionate about impact and creating positive change, especially in the healthcare sector.

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Mohammad Yassin

Intern

A senior at the University of Toronto, Mohammad specializes in Economics and Statistics, but his passion extends beyond academia.

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