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The traditional banking system is outdated, and various customer groups do not access financing.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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Lionel Sequeira

Head of Value Creation

Lionel Sequeira is the Head of Value Creation at Global Millennial Capital.

Mr. Sequeira has over 12-years of experience in investment management, strategic planning, feasibility analysis and capital advisory.

Prior to joining Global Millennial Capital, Mr. Sequeira worked at Meraas Holding, a Dubai based holding company where he worked on several projects in multiple sectors including Real Estate, Retail, Hospitality, Food and Beverage, Leisure and Entertainment and Healthcare. Mr. Sequeira was responsible for providing recommendations to the Investment Committee on project viability and screen new business opportunities for multibillion-dollar projects.

From 2009 to 2015 Mr. Sequeira worked with various Financial Institutions and Private Fund Placement Agents like Greenstone Equity Partners, First Abu Dhabi Bank & Emirates NBD.

Mr. Sequeira holds a master’s in business administration from Institute of Management Technology, Dubai and a bachelor’s degree in Science from Indira Gandhi Open university Delhi, India.

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Kanchan Khemani

Head of Investments & Strategy

Kanchan Khemani is Head of Investments & Strategy of Millennial Capital which is the first venture creation and management firm in the GCC region.

She is an investment professional with over 5 years of experience and co-conceptualized the deal with O Boticario and Millennial Beauty structure for Fund I, having played an instrumental role in venture creation and development of portfolio value creation strategies.

During her time at Global Millennial Capital, she has advised on some of the multibillion-dollar transactions including public sector players, private equity firms and family offices where she led the financial feasibility, investment structuring and corporate strategy across multiple sectors including financial services and retail

Prior to joining MCL, she worked with Consilium Advisory, a boutique financial services firm in Kuwait and with the FlyDubai corporate finance division.

Kanchan is a CFA charterholder and holds a degree in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies from Harvard Business School along with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the Heriot Watt University.

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Pamela Gutierrez

Legal Counsel

Pamela is an experienced attorney with over 9 years of experience, having worked in various transactions ranging from acquisitions, project development, joint ventures and various VC deals. She is the inhouse legal counsel for Global Millennial Capital.

Pamela is responsible to carry out the legal due diligence and assist in the compliance procedures of each deal reviewed by the Investment Team, she brings with her extensive VC experience from the Spanish Law Firm Garrigues and holds a Law Degree from North Western University, United States

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Syed Aabis Hussain

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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Hamad Al Attiyah

Chairman
Millennial Beauty Ltd
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Hamza Taha

Head of Treasury
Arab Bank
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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
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Companies

We provide both capital and strategic support to new ventures that we establish or we invest in with the aim to create local market leaders operating in highly disruptive sectors such as consumer tech, fin-tech and ed-tech with a focus on the gradual shift from offline to online business models.

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Millennial Beauty Ltd

Millennial Beauty is an investment holding company which entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Grupo Boticario in 2018 with the aim to invest and finance the development of UAE operation across multichannel. Today, Millennial Beauty manages 35 points of sale and employs 50 people. Grupo Boticario is no 14 largest beauty brand worldwide.

Millennial Consumer Innovation

Millennial Consumer Innovation Ltd

Millennial Consumer Innovation is a technology focused investor that leverages on the exclusive access to the latest innovations in the world’s technology hub, San Francisco with the objective to provide local investors with differentiated and curated range of investment opportunities into technology. The company expects to make 10 to 15 investments globally across ed-tech, consumer-tech, fin-tech among others.

News

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Global Millennial Capital Announces Investment Into Silicon Valley Ed-Tech Venture as Part of Millennial Consumer Innovation Fund II Debut

Global Millennial Capital, the emerging consumer specialist venture capital investor based in Dubai is pleased to announce its first investment as part of Millennial Consumer Innovation Fund II.

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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.