Aditum Venture Capital Fund

Invests in early-stage technology companies in fintech and B2B software across the MENA Region. We partner with strong founding teams seeking to disrupt large industries.

Fund Information
Domicile​
Luxembourg​
Investment Manager ​
Aditum Investment Management Limited
Fund Administrator​
Apex Fund Services Ltd.​
Auditor​
KPMG
Fund Type​
Alternative Investment Fund​
Structure​
SICAV – RAIF
Currency​
USD​
Inception Date​
May, 2021
Minimum Capital Commitment
$1,000,000
Sample Portfolio

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Rest of the World

We invest in bold founders building enduring business that solve challenging problems in big markets. We support founders with domain expertise, fundraising assistance and introductions to our network.

Investment Strategy
The Investment Strategy is based on three central pillars:​

Sector

We are sector specialized with a focus on financial technology and B2B software, leveraging domain expertise within the investment team and broader Aditum firm.

Geography

We focus on investments in the Middle East and North Africa where we can help leverage our network and market expertise to support founders.

Stage

We invest from Pre-seed stage to Series A seeking ownership stakes of 5% to 15%. 50% of our capital is reserved to provide follow on capital in later rounds.

Lachlan Hughes

Head of Venture Capital

Lachlan Hughes joined Aditum Investment Management Limited in January 2021 and brings a decade of experience in technology investing across venture capital and private equity. Mr. Hughes was one of the founding team members of NAB Ventures, the venture capital arm of National Australia Bank, investing into financial technology start-ups globally. Mr. Hughes was then an early employee at Australia’s first technology sector specialized private equity fund, Potentia Capital, focused on buy-outs of mid-market software companies. Mr. Hughes holds a BSc from Massey University and Master’s degree from the University of Auckland.

Bejin Thomas

Venture Capital Investment Analyst

Bejin Thomas joined Aditum in 2022 bringing with him over 5 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Aditum, Mr. Thomas held an internship at Shorooq Partners assisting in investing and fundraising activities of their venture capital fund. Since graduating in 2017, he spent four years as an analyst at various funds in India, focusing on the startup ecosystem, which included 18 months at Equanimity Investments, a Venture Capital Fund backed by Dr. Mark Mobius, investing in early-stage tech businesses across India. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance.

Fund Snapshot
Fund Information
Domicile​
Luxembourg​
Investment Manager ​
Aditum Investment Management Limited
Fund Administrator​
Apex Fund Services Ltd.​
Auditor​
KPMG
Fund Type​
Alternative Investment Fund​
Structure​
SICAV – RAIF
Currency​
USD​
Inception Date​
May, 2021
Minimum Capital Commitment
$1,000,000
Sample Portfolio

Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

Rest of the World

Objective and Strategy

We invest in bold founders building enduring business that solve challenging problems in big markets. We support founders with domain expertise, fundraising assistance and introductions to our network.

Investment Strategy
The Investment Strategy is based on three central pillars:​

Sector

We are sector specialized with a focus on financial technology and B2B software, leveraging domain expertise within the investment team and broader Aditum firm.

Geography

We focus on investments in the Middle East and North Africa where we can help leverage our network and market expertise to support founders.

Stage

We invest from Pre-seed stage to Series A seeking ownership stakes of 5% to 15%. 50% of our capital is reserved to provide follow on capital in later rounds.

Investment Team

Lachlan Hughes

Head of Venture Capital

Lachlan Hughes joined Aditum Investment Management Limited in January 2021 and brings a decade of experience in technology investing across venture capital and private equity. Mr. Hughes was one of the founding team members of NAB Ventures, the venture capital arm of National Australia Bank, investing into financial technology start-ups globally. Mr. Hughes was then an early employee at Australia’s first technology sector specialized private equity fund, Potentia Capital, focused on buy-outs of mid-market software companies. Mr. Hughes holds a BSc from Massey University and Master’s degree from the University of Auckland.

Bejin Thomas

Venture Capital Investment Analyst

Bejin Thomas joined Aditum in 2022 bringing with him over 5 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Aditum, Mr. Thomas held an internship at Shorooq Partners assisting in investing and fundraising activities of their venture capital fund. Since graduating in 2017, he spent four years as an analyst at various funds in India, focusing on the startup ecosystem, which included 18 months at Equanimity Investments, a Venture Capital Fund backed by Dr. Mark Mobius, investing in early-stage tech businesses across India. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance.

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This information has been provided in good faith and from sources believed to be reliable but no guarantee is given as to its accuracy. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns and investors may get back less than the amount originally invested. The value of investments can go down as well as up.

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Aditum Investment Management Limited is regulated by the DFSA for the provision of Arranging Deals in Investments, Advising on Financial Products, Arranging Custody, Managing Collective Investment Funds, Managing Assets and Arranging Credit and Advising on Credit. Aditum Investment Management Limited holds an Islamic Endorsement to conduct Islamic Financial Business by Operating an Islamic Window.

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Aditum Investment Management Limited is a company established in the DIFC pursuant to the DIFC Companies Law with registration number CL2833.