Dana Qtaishat

Dana Qtaishat

Investment Principal

Dana is the Investment Principle of Silicon Badia, responsible for identifying MENA based best-in-breed tech startups that are well positioned to disrupt and dominate the region as well as supporting the growth of Badia Impact Funds’ portfolio companies. 

Dana is a Venture Capitalist who has been heavily exposed to the global Private Equity investment scene; having previously been an investment principle and one of the founding team members of AB Ventures, the first FinTech focused CVC fund in the MENA region set up by Arab Bank to cement its leading market position by investing directly in FinTech trailblazers from across the globe, while also leveraging the bank’s infrastructure, regulatory know-how, subject matter expertise, and access to high growth markets to manage and support the growth of AB Ventures’ portfolio companies. 

Dana has around 7 years of extensive working experience in various fields of finance; having also worked at First Investment Group, one of the leading brokerage firms in Jordan, where she was responsible for conducting the fundamental and technical analysis on publicly listed US based blue-chip companies as well as designing diversified portfolios and their investment strategies. Prior to that, Dana was part of the treasury department at MetLife Jordan. Dana holds an MSc in Finance from the University of Jordan. 


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  • Childhood dream

    To become an international fashion designer.
  • Spirit animal

  • When I’m not at Silicon Badia

    Painting, riding horses, enjoying a book, or playing music.

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