Canas Capital is a Dubai based independent investment consultancy firm backed by a global network of financial and strategic investors and specializes in Technology Venture Capital and Real Estate. We work in partnership with management teams and a network of strategic advisors to identify unique opportunities and create value for investors over the long term. Our investment capability is focused solely on areas where we believe we can deliver an edge. We pride ourselves on our longstanding relationships with leading family offices, private and institutional investors across the Middle East and North Africa region, that were built over the past twenty years by Canas Capital founder, Nader Shenouda.

Our Business

Technology Venture Capital

Canas Capital has the capability and track record to work with both GPs and LPs both on investments in breakout companies as well as co-investments and Exits on advisory basis. The firm has built strong Industry relationships in Silicon Valley and the Middle East, apart from a robust Institutional network in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Real Estate

Canas Capital focuses on originating unique investment opportunities in real estate in major cities in the U.S. and Europe relying on a strong network of partners and investors in its key markets. The firm provides strategic direction to investors in direct acquisition, management, disposition and financing of commercial and residential yielding assets.

Services Include

• Deal Origination
• Financial Structuring
• Deal Planning/Strategy
• Deal Structuring and Valuations
• Exit Planning and Execution
• Domestic and Cross-Border Transactions


Cloudera delivers the modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, that enables them to capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data. Cloudera empowers customers to use advanced analytics and machine learning to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly and at lower cost than has been possible before. Cloudera went public on 28 April 2017 on the NYSE. www.cloudera.com

Quanergy is the leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors & smart sensing solutions. The company's sensors meet all six key commercialisation criteria: price, performance, reliability, size, weight, and power efficiency. The innovations deliver robust & intelligent real-time 3D mapping solutions that work in various conditions, while performing object detection, tracking, identification, and classification. In the automotive space, affordable LiDAR sensors enable broad deployment of advanced autonomous driving systems. The technology is also integral to key applications in security, industrial automation, drones & mapping. Quanergy, a 2016 Unicorn was valued at $1.6 Billion in its last round of financing. www.quanergy.com

Eonite’s proprietary inside-out positional tracking software enables tethered and mobile Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality headsets with the world’s most advanced computer perception. Users enjoy crisp, fast, comfortable 6 Degrees of Freedom (6 DoF) without external hardware. Eonite Reality Insight enables developers to create life for like mixed reality applications, and to use 3D simultaneous localization and mapping (3D SLAM) and high-precision navigation for a variety of markets. www.eonite.com

An Education Technology start-up that offers online solutions to develop critical thinking and higher learning for both students and the work force. Macat developed a Cambridge-approved methodology and an online library of video, audio and text that summarise the most important books ever written and are prepared by scholars from the top universities. www.macat.com

The London Heritage Fund: An opportunistic fund acquiring historical properties in Prime Central London currently used as offices and converting them to residential through a unique approach of heritage building conversion.

A rare investment opportunity in London’s most exclusive address.