In efforts of providing better value to our readers and entrepreneurs, Business Buzz had a chat with the team behind Eleva8or. Read along to learn more about how you can be part of the community and get your startup off the ground!

What is Eleva8or and who is the team behind it? How did it start? is a “virtual accelerator” platform which brings leading-edge tools and investor connections to the top startups in emerging markets, helping them grow and succeed through proper structuring and funding. It was founded by Mr. Omar Rana, a Harvard Business School alum with over 15 years experience in the Silicon Valley startup scene, in partnership with Mr. Aiman Kabli who heads up StartupCentral UAE.

What problem are you trying to solve?

Eleva8or aims to solve the problem of lack of capital flow to emerging market startups, especially at the seed and early stages where most local investors seem to avoid the risk.

Where are your investor and startup members located?

By diversifying across sectors and geographies, eleva8or presents the top vetted startup deals to its network of global investors who match interests on a set of criteria. Startups can be based in any emerging markets (e.g. MENA, Eastern Europe, Asia, India, Africa, etc.) and the investors are located all around the world with the exception of North America.

What plans do you have for the future?

Eleva8or also features an advanced digital toolset of useful legal/financial resources to make the deal structuring process more simple and accessible. Eleva8or now has an exclusive partnership with GITEX 2016 and plans to grow globally through similar partnerships with large startup conferences and events.

You can reach the team here.