Who We Are
Who We Are

OUR STORY

Supporting the growth of a knowledge-based economy, IDO Investments is the Sultanate’s first strategic venture capital firm. We invest in established international and local companies which deliver disruptive and innovative products or solutions to address real-world challenges in Oman and beyond.

Our investment strategy is dynamic, adjusting to the needs of Oman. Our primary focus is solutions in the Life Sciences, Energy and Water, Food and Agriculture sectors as well as other related technologies; with the aim of delivering tangible benefits to the people and industry of Oman through knowledge transfer, technology advancement, and socioeconomic development – all while allowing the founders to achieve their ambitions, whether it be locally or in their respective geographies.

Apart from providing capital and strategic insight into new markets, we also add value to our portfolio companies by leveraging our international networks. So, if you have an innovative company with a compelling business model, market traction, and a passionate and capable team, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Supporting the growth of a knowledge-based economy, IDO Investments is the Sultanate’s first strategic venture capital firm. We invest in established international and local companies which deliver disruptive and innovative products or solutions to address real-world challenges in Oman and beyond.

Our investment strategy is dynamic, adjusting to the needs of Oman. Our primary focus is solutions in the Life Sciences, Energy and Water, Food and Agriculture sectors as well as other related technologies; with the aim of delivering tangible benefits to the people and industry of Oman through knowledge transfer, technology advancement, and socioeconomic development – all while allowing the founders to achieve their ambitions, whether it be locally or in their respective geographies.

Apart from providing capital and strategic insight into new markets, we also add value to our portfolio companies by leveraging our international networks. So, if you have an innovative company with a compelling business model, market traction, and a passionate and capable team, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

OUR TEAM

Philip Boigner
Talal Hasan
Umaimah Al Abdullatif
Maryam Al Shidhani
Hamood Al Fanna
Mohammed Al Shukaili
Ali Abdulhussain
Mazin Al-Naamani

Shareholders and Founders

IDO is backed by State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel). The Research Council (TRC) and Oman Oil Company (OOC) are also founders of IDO.

OMAN

From soaring mountain peaks to vast deserts and over 3,000km of beautiful coastline, Oman is a country known for its stunning natural beauty. The country has also been blessed with rich natural resources and has historically utilised technology and innovation to take full advantage of these reserves.

A country steeped in tradition and culture, the Sultanate has its roots in seafaring, trading, and fishing; traditions that remain just as popular today as they were hundreds of years ago. During the last half-century, under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman has also generated rapid social and economic growth across a vast number of other industries, together with a steady rise in population numbers.

In recent years, the country has put great effort into economic diversification. It is these efforts, coupled with its geographical location, stable political climate, and excellent infrastructure, that have contributed towards the Sultanate’s continued growth and prosperity.