Introducing ilab, the Home of the global entrepreneur

Venture investing is a mindset

Iratel Ventures is a VC firm investing in global entrepreneurs, those who understand borders but are not limited by them. Our team works closely with startup founders on human capital management, international business development and collaborative open innovation.
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International Business Development

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Collaborative Open Innovation

Iratel Ventures is priviledged to be backing an outstanding group of global startups that are on their way to become product, category and market leaders

Our History

Our story is as old as mobile telecommunication industry
Our interest in Mobile starts with Mobile itself

Since 1991, Iratel has been offering end-to-end solutions in the telecom sector. In 1993, Iratel implemented the first ever GSM network with a capacity of 10,000 subscribers in exclusive partnership with Nokia. In 1996, Iratel in partnership with Ericsson was awarded the project to expand mobile network of MCCI (now Hamrah Aval) to initially 7 million and then to 15 million subscribers. At the same time, our group led the market in device distribution in the MENA region and perhaps globally. We secured the largest global contract to distribute 1 million units of Nokia 3310 devices. At every stage, we exceeded the service expectations of our retail customers by expanding our after sales services network to all corners of the country. Fast forward to today and our group is the leading private EPCM contractor in the mobile telecommunication industry. Today our group is the leading device distributor in MENA with 4 million units sold a year enabling communication, innovation and building future success stories. Our continued interest and investment in new technologies will enable us, and the young promising startup ecosystem in the country, to flourish and grow to become a world class player and an example for other regional markets.

  • Think about the potential of plugging into our distribution network

  • With affiliate offices in London and San Diego, we are your gateway to Europe and North America

  • We have the reach and expertise to connect you with the right partners to achieve exponential growth

  • We have a lot of great stories that can fill pages of many business books on growing a business in our special country, so we understand risk, critical decision making and the pressure of starting and running your own business


We are passionate about long-term value and exponential growth

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