Venture Capital Bank (VCBank) is the first Islamic investment bank in the GCC and MENA region to specialise in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and venture capital investment opportunities.
Commencing operations in October 2005, VCBank operates under an Islamic wholesale banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain. With an authorised capital of USD 500 million and paid up capital of USD190 million, the Bank benefits from the financial backing and support of a prominent group of regional shareholders; an experienced team of industry professionals; and a close-knit network of strategic partners, business associates and allies. VCBank offers clients a broad array of superior services and unique investment opportunities across a number of promising asset classes in the GCC, MENA, Turkey, UK and USA. The Bank focuses primarily on venture capital and business development, private equity, and selective real estate investment opportunities.
VCBank is uniquely positioned to lead the development of the nascent venture capital industry in the region by providing unmatched levels of support for fundamentally strong and undervalued SMEs that lack the necessary resources for growth and expansion.