Mohammed is a General Partner of IVP and the Co-founder and Managing Director of Khudairi Group. Mohammed leads a prominent family conglomerate deeply rooted in Iraq. With diverse operations in food & drinks distribution, oil & gas services, equipment rentals, and industrials sectors, Khudairi Group has established branches across the Middle East.
Mohammed is also the Co-founder of Iraq Tech Ventures, an early-stage investment firm, and the driving force behind TechHub, a collaborative space for startups.
Holding a BA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and having completed a VC Executive Education Course at UC Berkeley, his expertise is unmatched. Hailing from Baghdad, he brings a unique perspective and unparalleled insights to his ventures.
Omar is a General Partner of IVP and the Managing Director of Al-Handal International Group, Omar spearheads a renowned Iraqi business entity with a rich legacy spanning four decades. With diversified interests in banking, real estate development, tourism, hospitality, and agriculture, Al-Handal International Group continues to be a key player in the industry.
Omar is also the Co-Founder of The Station Foundation for Entrepreneurship, a pioneering incubator and co-working space in Iraq.
Holding a BBA in Management from the American University of Dubai, his expertise and leadership contribute to the growth and success of the organization. Hailing from Baghdad, he brings a deep understanding of the local market and its dynamics.
Bassam is a General Partner of IVP and the CEO of Innovest Middle East, an incubation and investment firm that specializes in supporting the lean expansion of startups across the Middle East.
Additionally, he is the Founder of Iraqpreneurs - Ruwwad Al Iraq, a prominent startup competition offering six-month bootcamps, incubation, mentorship, and pitch events.
With an Executive MBA from the University of Leicester, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to empower and elevate emerging entrepreneurs in the region.
Zahi currently serves as investment manager where he works closely with General Partners and founders to vet and facilitate new investment opportunities. Prior to joining IVP, Zahi served as Program Manager for Innovest Middle East – Iraq offices. Also, Zahi brings a wealth of experience from supporting more than 60 Lebanese startups through previous roles at Lebanese organizations.
Zahi holds a Master’s in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut.
Laura currently serves as Deal Flow Manager where she works closely with General Partners, founders and co Investors to source and facilitate investment opportunities. Prior to joining IVP, Laura served as the Co-founder and Executive Director of Iraq Tech Ventures, where she facilitated several early stage investments in Iraqi startups.
Laura holds a Global MBA from IE Business School and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.