TRAVEL CAPITALIST VENTURES

CHANGING THE TRAVEL LANDSCAPE

WHAT WE DO

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

We identify and grow successful travel companies of all sizes in high growth verticals and niches within travel.

Our focus on select travel verticals allows a wide geographic scope which allows investments in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Europe, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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 majority of the firm’s investments (80%) focus on Travel Growth Equity or Travel Private Equity stages. This includes key shareholder investments, buyouts, rollups, spinoffs, recaps, MBOs, and LBOs.

VENTURE CAPITAL

A portion of the firm’s investments (20%) also fall into the Angel or Travel Venture Capital stage. Funds are sourced from evergreen firm Partner funds in select travel startups around the world.

REAL ESTATE

Investments in hospitality land holdings in South Africa and India, where there are significant travel and hospitality offerings and growth beyond underlying real estate, yield exclusively with Tier 1 local development partners and hotel flags.

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SPEAKING

Our team speaks at Economist Events, IATA, SITA, government and regulators stakeholder meetings, Innovation Days, at universities like Tulane and Loyola, at hackathons and to travel media (CNBC, India Times, Tnooz, Skift, etc.) on prevailing travel trends, travel investments, differentiating signals from the noise in travel and travel investments, opportunities within a specific region or sector, and what trends to look for or avoid.

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
RILWAN MEERAN | PARTNER
GLEN WARD | PARTNER
CHRISTOPHER GREER | VENTURE PARTNER

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Travel Private & Growth Equity Investments

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Angel or Travel Venture Capital Stage Investments

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TRAVEL CAPITALIST VENTURES (USA)
18100 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 USA
 
TRAVEL CAPITALIST VENTURES (DOHA)
Tornado Tower - 22nd Floor
Al Funduq Street, West Bay
Doha, Qatar
+974 (4429) 2473
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