Asher Siddiqui


Investment professional with ~20+ years of experience in mergers & acquisitions (deal flow, deal origination, deal structuring, deal negotiation, etc.), venture capital, growth capital, capital raising, portfolio management, corporate restructuring, corporate turn-arounds, corporate and investment strategy, business development, managing and investing in technology start-ups, as well as participating in several non-executive (board director, investment committee and board of advisors) roles.

Was part of the global leadership team at 500 Startups in Silicon Valley, helping 500 survive a difficult transition, raised significant capital, brought in a strategic investor/shareholder and launched the Opportunity Fund (securing anchor LP’s for a 1st close at 45% of the target).

Prior to 500, led over 36+ advanced stage TMT deals valued at approximately ~$34bn and closed 20+ deals (9+ M&A transactions and 12+ VC deals) valued at ~$8bn across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.