Noor Sweid

Founder & General Partner

Noor is passionate about enabling disruptive technology companies and their emerging market founders to solve real problems while changing the world with measurable impact. Noor is a founder, investor and operator. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Top 50 Women in Tech”, Noor’s previous roles include CIO at The Dubai Future Foundation, and founder of ZenYoga studio chain (acquired by Cedarbridge). Furthermore, Noor was the first Arab woman to scale, IPO and operate a public company in the MENA region, listing Depa on the NASDAQ Dubai and the London Stock Exchange (:DEPA) for US$1.1. billion in April 2008.

In addition to board roles on Global Ventures’ portfolio companies, Noor is Chairperson of the Middle East Venture Capital Association and Director for MIT Sloan and TechWadi. Noor is also the independent Chairperson of the board for Clue Health.

Noor holds bachelors’ degrees in Finance and Economics from Boston College, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and began her career as a Biotechnology and pharmaceutical strategy consultant in the US. She is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and is recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.


Fun Facts

  • Sports: Yoga/Wakesurfing/Running
  • Book: “Wherever You Go, There You Are” - Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Words: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” - Ralph Emerson
  • Adventure: Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Talent: Orchestra Pianis