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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
24-26 June, 2024
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Ambar Amleh
Managing Partner at Ibtikar Fund


Ambar Amleh is a Managing Partner at Palestine’s only venture capital firm, Ibtikar. Ibtikar has two funds under management, its current fund (Ibtikar Fund II) is targeted at USD 30M. Ibtikar fills a critical funding gap faced by Palestinian entrepreneurs between seed and later-stage regional VCs. Portfolio companies include Alma Health, Mashvisor, Coretava, Verity, and Mental.

Ambar has been directly involved in supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs for over a decade. As the program manager for Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), a Palestinian non-profit company focused on entrepreneurial development, Ambar grew PNB from an idea and a loose and small board leadership to an established Palestinian institution. Through PNB, Ambar organized the yearly Celebration of Innovation, a Palestine-wide competition of entrepreneurs, and the follow-up support to these entrepreneurs; as well as Global Entrepreneurship Week in Palestine.

Ambar is a member of the 23rd class of Kauffman Fellows, and was named as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World” by CEO Middle East Magazine and “20 Women VCs of MENA” by MENAbytes.

Ambar has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Marketing degree from Arizona State University.

Agenda Sessions

  • VCs and fundraising realities