C5 ACCELERATE:

Partnering to build the world's leading cloud ecosystem.

About C5 Accelerate

C5 Accelerate (“C5”) is a London, Washington D.C, and Bahrain based technology investment firm. C5 Accelerate is developing a Cloud Accelerator Cluster in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa alongside Amazon Web Services. Its mission is to accelerate best-of-breed start-ups throughout EMEA to meet the growth opportunity being created by the geographic expansion of AWS, the world’s leading cloud computing platform.

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Why Cloud

Cloud infrastructure is shaping the next generation economy

  1. Cloud computing spending across EMEA is now $40bn annually
  2. Cloud adoption continues to accelerate as more enterprise-scale customers shift technology responsibilities to cloud vendors and concentrate on their core business lines
  3. Cloud revenue growth in EMEA is expected to be in excess of 14% CAGR between 2015-2019, with MENA and SubSaharan Africa growing at over 18%.
  4. While cloud infrastructure is global, its implementation is necessarily local.
There is now a pressing need for regional cloud champions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS

GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY WITH POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS
MENTORSHIP FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS, ENTREPRENEURS AND CORPORATE LEADERS
TRAINING IN STRATEGY AND BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
AWS SERVICES AND TARGETED TRAINING
WORKSPACE DURING THE PROGRAM
PERKS FROM PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
SEED FUNDING FOR QUALIFYING VENTURES

Participate

We are looking to gather the region’s top talent

  • Independent software vendors developing SaaS/BaaS products;
  • Professional service firms enabling the transition of enterprise and public sector workloads onto the cloud, including managed cloud services, cloud education, and cloud security;
  • Disruptors using cloud computing technology to challenge entrenched business models, including FinTech, MedTech, IoT, Smart Cities, etc.
  • $10-25k per team
  • 7-15% Equity
  • Investment is at the participants election

Selection Criteria

  • Total international addressable market in excess of $500 million
  • Potential for the company attain regional or global category leadership
  • Market validation from corporate customers or end-users
  • Robust business model and product with clear development plan
  • Prior investment from external or corporate investors Solvent balance sheet
  • Clear product execution roadmap
  • Ownership of critical intellectual property
  • Differentiated technology accepted by corporate or government clients
  • Balanced team including both technology experts and experienced business managers.
  • Proven history of generating revenue.
  • Willingness to invest management time working with the accelerator program team and other participant companies.

Team

  1. Our management team is led by experienced executives who are known for their performance, agility and integrity. Our bench strength is further enhanced by a unique network of strategic partners known for their leadership in the fields of technology, industry, geopolitics, academia and government.
  2. Eva-Maria Dimitriadis Chief Operating officer Eva joined C5 to run our worldwide accelerator program. She studied PPP at Oxford University and has spent the last ten years working in the art market. Eva served as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Christie's, where she supported Christie's digital strategy. Prior to that she worked in Business Development focusing on the company’s expansion into growth markets such as India, China, the Middle East and Africa.

    Eva is passionate about tech startups and social impact. She sits on the committee of the Audaces Foundation which raises awareness about impact investing amongst next generation leaders
  3. Miss Hadyah M. Fathalla C5A Executive Director, Bahrain Hadyah Fathalla is Executive Director for C5 Accelerate and is responsible for public and private sector business in MEA and developing innovative technology ventures. Hadyah previously served as a leading security expert in Bahrain, advising a number of government agencies on topics including security policy, strategy, cybersecurity, and other national security threats and challenges. She holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, concentrating on International Global Affairs and an MA in War Studies from King’s College in London.
  4. Chet Rao C5A Regional Partnership Director, MENA Chet Rao is a Regional Partnership Director, for C5 Accelerate, across the EMEA region. He is responsible for strategic partnership business development, along with management of current partners including Amazon Web Services. Chet closely works with post revenue cohorts, to help them drive hyper growth. He received his BEng (Hons) from University of Manchester, England.
  5. Bee Heal Program Manager, PeaceTech Accelerator Bee Heal is Program Manager for the PeaceTech Accelerator, based in Washington, D.C. Previously, Bee lead the Cloud Leadership Centre, the non-profit company within the C5 group that supports charitable and philanthropic organisations working in education, conflict resolution, conservation and veteran welfare. Prior to joining the C5 group, Bee worked for an NGO in the Democratic Republic of Congo on cross-border conflict transformation.
Should you wish to join the team, please contact the C5 Accelerate team about our open positions.

Partners

CONTACT US

If you would like to learn more about C5 or discuss a potential investment in complete confidence, please contact:

 Sara Al Thawadi

 C5 Accelerate Ltd

  +973 16688888, +973 33605033

 sara.althawadi@c5capital.com

 Fakhro Tower, Building 470, Floor 10, Road 1010, Block 410, Sanabis, Kingdom of Bahrain

 Washington Office

 USenquiries@c5capital.com

  1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006