Alvaro Abella

Managing Partner at BECO Capital

Alvaro is the Managing Partner at BECO Capital, a Venture Capital firm that provides early stage growth capital and hands-on operational support for technology companies in the MENA region with a focus on the GCC. BECO Capital has been associated with some of the most successful technology venture capital transactions in the region. The Firm is a hands-on partner that assists its portfolio companies through growth finance and operational support. Its team brings a rich and diverse experience in venture capital, technology, entrepreneurship and finance, triggering value creation across all the business and operational functions of portfolio companies. This includes helping them to expand to new markets across the GCC, acquire key talent, implement operational improvements, adopt corporate governance practices and raise growth funds.

Prior to joining BECO Capital, Alvaro was a management consultant for various firms such as Booz & Co and Diamond Cluster. In 2006, he worked with Gulf Capital, one of the largest alternative investment firms in the GCC with over US$ 3.3 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for its Technology, Media and Telecommunications investments with a prime focus on post-acquisition. In June 2013, Alvaro joined the BECO Capital team as a partner with extensive investment experience and now sits on the Investment Committee.
Alvaro has graduated with an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

My Sessions

Deal Syndication: Teaming Up


Our panel of experiences VCs will share with you all there is to know about deal syndication and why it is relevant for you to know more on this. What are the strategic benefits? How does a syndicated deal actually happen? And of course, what happens post-investment?

Entrepreneurship Know-How