TRAVEL CAPITALIST VENTURES

CHANGING THE TRAVEL LANDSCAPE
WHAT WE DO

Travel Capitalist Ventures is the first multi-stage travel-focused investment firm.

We identify, invest and help travel companies rapidly and sustainably expand.

Global in mandate, the firm prides itself on being ‘on the ground’ hands on long before other investors as we’ve done in the past in Brazil, India, South Africa, Dubai and Doha.

All Travel Capitalist Partners have experience managing companies which helps identify and provide hands on actionable help (capital, advice, introductions, best practices, purchasing power) to our portfolio companies.

PRIVATE EQUITY

The half of the firm’s investments focus on Travel Growth Equity or Travel Private Equity investments of $30M to $100M USD investments (excluding co-investors & debt).

VENTURE CAPITAL

50% of the firm’s investments fall into Venture Capital Investments typically Series A or later (500k USD to $15M USD) with follow-on funding every round (or ever other round) aside from hands on assistance with introductions, advice, relationships and more.
WHERE WE FOCUS
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THE RIGHT VERTICAL

We know the niches, verticals and sub-verticals with in the 1 trillion dollar travel and hospitality industry to pursue (and avoid investing in) based on the geographic region, target client, current landscape, macro level trends, your resources and team and our value add beyond capital.

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THE RIGHT TIME

Investing in a consumer facing mobile destination content provider in one area would be a recipe for disaster whereas the same content in a different region to different target client disproportionately increases the chances of success for everyone.

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THE RIGHT TEAM

The right management team,  two Travel Capitalist Partner, outside experts and a growing network of worldwide contacts ensures an experienced brain trust to maximize mutual success. We focus on the history, experience and dynamic of the team (do we think your team can execute on what needs to be done?) and its prospective fit within the Travel Capitalist family of investment professionals and portfolio companies.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
 

“Abrar is a highly versatile, strategic thinker who brings value across the organization…[H]is experiences bring value to rapidly growing companies in highly competitive markets.”

SCOTT DUFFY – Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author & Former Virgin Charter CEO

“His (Abrar Ahmad) wealth of hands-on experience on the matter stems from his investment activities around the world as well as an active position within the region’s start-up ecosystem.”

ARABIAN BUSINESS

“Abrar impressed me with, not only his incredible intellect, but also his integrity and, most of all, his personable character. I hold Abrar in the highest regard and recommend him unequivocally.”

AFEEF KHALIL – Vice President, CVENT Corporation

“Abrar is one of the rare minds that can connect the dots to guide a compelling vision for how technology will shape our world tomorrow, specifically in the travel industry. His insights, can-do attitude and leadership are an inspiration and make up for an outstanding working dynamic. “

FILIP FILLIPOV – Director – Product, Skyscanner

WHO WE ARE
JEAN FRANCOIS GROLLEMUND | PARTNER

GLEN WARD | PARTNER

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Travel Private & Growth Equity Investments

Travel Niches We Monitor

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Angel or Travel Venture Capital Stage Investments