Ahmed Farooq

Ahmed Farooq
Investment Director

Ahmed Farooq is an investment director at Innovacorp, where his focus is on identifying attractive pre-seed and seed investment opportunities in deep technology sectors.

Farooq has a great deal of experience spanning multiple continents. He started his career in Silicon Valley building software companies. In the Middle East, Farooq worked on creating funds in the private equity and venture capital sector and worked in the investment banking industry.

Most recently, Farooq was an executive committee member and acting CFO for TONS, an e-grocery company in Kuwait. He is currently a senior investment advisor with Digital Founders, an Abu Dhabi seed fund that invests primarily in start-ups in the consumer internet space.

A lifelong learner, Farooq is completing a master of science in engineering at the University of New Brunswick where he is researching the hydrodynamics of submarine motion. He holds a bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, and a PhD from Stanford University.