Founded by Andreea Danila, Global Millennial Capital is a specialist consumer focused venture capital investor in high growth and transformational ventures, with a glocal approach

Our Strategy

We bet on the next generation of unicorns, companies operating in the online space who empower consumers to live on their terms. Extraordinary founders engaging and enchanting the consumer, while disrupting the traditional sectors.

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Retail Technology and Consumer Products

We are believers in the new era of digital which will disrupt the retail and consumer products industry. Preparing for the Post-Storefront World! One of the most disrupted industries today that generated more than 17 global unicorns in 2019!

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Travel and Mobility

Millennial consumer looks for affordable gram-worthy experiences with the sharing concept being more popular than ownership. Private accommodation and short-term rentals are on trend, improving productivity of assets and utilization. 68 unicorns in 2019!

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Fintech

The traditional banking system is outdated, and various customer groups do not access financing. Our big bets revolve around the disruption of the sector focusing on student and start-ups financing as well as the digitization of the personal banking service. 60 unicorns in 2019!

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Media and Entertainment

Welcome to the era of entertainment! From virtual and augmented reality to e-sports and focus on gaming to AI enabled personalization. Its all about customer experience of the millennial consumer.

The team at Global Millennial Capital is truly extraordinary, they are experts in driving value creation through innovative value investing strategies.”

Nanda Veldink
Investor Millennial Beauty Ltd

Global Millennial Capital is a truly differentiated venture capital investors that always strives to deliver outsized returns to investors while maintaining an excellent investor reporting and transparency.”

Bassem Terkawi
Founding Member Global Millennial Capital

The Al Attiyah family office has been an investor since 2016, we felt the Founder is of exceptional talent in the investment management industry having worked with her for the last 10 years. We are pleased with the fund I performance and eagerly support future growth of the company.”

Hamad Al Attiyah
Chairman, Millennial Beauty Ltd

Our Approach

We deliver customized strategies targeting accelerated valuation delta for our portfolio leveraging on the effective combination of capital, people and ideas. Our tools in delivering performance investment management include The Millennial Accelerator Program, SMART Growth Formula coupled with a GLOBAL mindset.

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Accelerator Program

The MILLENNIAL Entrepreneur Accelerator Program

We deliver a custom fit program designed to enhance the Entrepreneur's business potential delivered through a 6-step plan during Series A to Series B cycle.

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Glocal Mindset

GLOCAL Mindset

We support emerging global consumer ventures whose knowledge we import to Dubai, the future global innovation hub and connect start-ups with Silicon Valley money and expertise.

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SMART Formula

SMART Formula

We enable a comprehensive business diagnostic looking at selection and mentorship of start-ups, development of growth formulations, along with relationships and connectivity our portfolio.

Team

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Andreea Danila

Founding General Partner

Andreea Danila is an award-winning entrepreneur having been nominated as the top 10 businesswomen of UAE by Global Brands Magazine. She is the Founder of Millennial Capital which is the first venture creation and management firm in the GCC region and an Executive Board Member of Millennial Beauty.

An investment professional by training, she has more than a decade of fundraising and investment experience in emerging markets. She founded Millennial Capital in early 2016 with the specific remit to become a leading consumer tech focused venture capital firm in MENA region by investing into innovation, globalization and disruption with a key focus on social impact. The firm aims to become #1 female founded venture investor.

Previously, she was with Ernst & Young Mergers and Acquisition division covering retail and consumer products where she advised on acquisitions, structuring, and divestments and market entry strategies for some of the largest consumer products companies for a cumulative project value of USD 600 million.

Before EY, Andreea oversaw institutional fundraising and investments for one of the leading MENASEA private equity firms, Al Masah Capital (subsequently named Regulus Capital) where she covered the structuring, fundraising and corporate development of high growth and mid-size enterprises across consumer sectors of a billion-dollar private equity fund. 

Andreea holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from HULT International Business School with Distinction and Executive Education from Harvard Business School, USA.

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Kanchan Khemani

Founding Principal

Kanchan Khemani is an investment professional with over 5+ years of  private equity experience in the GCC region. She is a founding member of Global Millennial Capital since 2016 and a Board Member of Millennial Beauty since 2019.

Kanchan was responsible of deal execution with O Boticario and Millennial Beauty structure for Fund I, having played an instrumental in venture creation and development of portfolio value creation strategies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Heriot Watt University and a Member of CFA Emirates Society.

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Rhoda Laroa

Operations Manager

Rhoda Larao is an operations manager with more than 15 years of experience in investment industry. She is responsible for the day to day operations of Global Millennial Capital including AML and Compliance, IR and operations.

Prior joining Millennial Capital, Rhoda has spent 5 years at Intertek as a Project Coordinator.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information System.

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Syed Aabis

Investment Analyst

Syed is an investment analyst with Millennial Capital covering investment research, deal pipeline analysis and reporting for the Millennial Consumer Fund. He has played a key role in terms of reporting and implementation of the financial controls for Fund I, Millennial Beauty.

Prior joining Millennial Capital, Syed was with Union Bank. He studied Finance and Economics at George Brown College, Canada.

Advisors

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Scott Alexander Mills

Senior Investment Manager
IFC Asset Management Company
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Olivier Honsberger

CEO
Mirabaud Bank UAE
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Ara Khederian

Head of Corporate Finance
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Hamza Taha

Head of Treasury
Arab Bank
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Youcef Oudjidane

Strategy and Investments
Dubai Future Foundation
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Hamad Al Mass

Vice-Chairman
Union Properties
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Hamad Al Attiyah

Chairman
Millennial Beauty Ltd
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Konema Mwenenge

Chief Executive Officer
Nemesis International
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Nanda Veldink

Partner
Essentra Partners
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Bassem Terkawi

CEO
LinkME
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Rami Al Ali

Owner
Rami Al Ali Couture
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Said Mia

Founder and Managing Partner
Stormbreaker Ventures

News

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Global Millennial Capital establishes advisory board

Dubai-based venture capital (VC) firm Global Millennial Capital is to appoint an advisory board to bring it in line with international corporate governance standards.

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Empowering Females Pays Off, says Founder of Dubai based Millennial Capital

Millennial Capital is a venture capital firm proud to be different, offering its clients an innovative co-investment model. even better, founder Andreea Danila is committed to seeing more women in senior roles in venture capital in the region

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Top fashion designer joins Dubai investment firm as director

Al Ali, named among the top 100 most influential leaders by Arabian Business, said: “I feel privileged to join the board of directors of Millennial Beauty, a very promising prosper firm. I will be invested heavily for the growth of this venture.”

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Brazilian Beauty Giant O Boticário rapidly expanding its UAE market share

Millennial Capital, O Boticário's regional licensing partner, has announced the expansion of the omni-channel business to 100 points of sale by 2021 across e-commerce, retail, pharma and salons in the GCC region

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Millennial Capital appoints new board of directors

Following its annual general meeting in Beirut, Millennial has appointed Hamad Al-Attiyah as chairman and Konema Mwenenge, Georges Chackar, Shailesh Dash and founder Andreea Danila as board members.

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Explainer: Is it a good time for international FMCGs to expand in the GCC?

The beauty and personal care category in the MENA region is estimated to be worth $16bn, according to a report by Millennial capital. Hair care, accounting for 24 per cent of the pie, is projected to grow by a CAGR of 2.5 per cent by 2021.

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Revealed: Arabian Business Startup Forum agenda

Millennial Capital Founder, Andreea Danila attended today the Arabian Business Start-up Awards and shared her expert views in terms of Gender Imbalance in venture capital and entrepreneurship in the region.