Asher Siddiqui

Partner at 500 Startups

Asher Siddiqui is a Partner and part of the global leadership team at 500 Startups, dividing his time between Dubai and San Francisco, leading the global flagship 500 Opportunity Fund, which plans to double down on “winners” by making investments in selected 500 portfolio companies at the mid-to-growth stage. Asher brings extensive board, management and M&A/Corporate Development experience to 500 and to the Opportunity Fund.

Asher was previously Head of M&A and later Head of Venture Capital at Etisalat Group (c. $43bn market cap) where, for 10 years, he was part of the management team that led the transformation of Etisalat. He led over 36 advanced stage deals valued at approximately $34bn and closed 20+ transactions valued at c.$8bn (9 significant sized transactions and 12+ VC deals).