Abdullah Al-Shaksy

Co-Founder & CEO

Abdullah Al-Shaksy is the Co-founder and CEO at Phaze Ventures, Oman’s first private venture capital firm. Founded in 2018 and later backed by the largest intuitions in the country, Phaze Ventures was established accelerate the transformation of the region’s economies through global early stage investments and strategic partnerships.

Abdullah has over 10 years of experience investing in public and private equities, and is an active member of multiple technology startup boards including US-based maritime SaaS startup Voyager, France-based Geoscience software startup Spotlight Earth, Oman-based data science consultancy PhazeRo, Chairman of the Board at Oman-based SaaS and IoT transport startup eMushrif, advisor to Canadian-based blockchain and DEFI data provider Fluidefi, and a board observer at Canadian-based Nanotech startup Interface Fluidics.

Abdullah was also formerly a board member of Akeed, and a General Partner of the SparkLabs Energy Accelerator, the first energy focused startup accelerator program in the region, created in partnership with Petroleum Development Oman to test and deploy technologies from leading innovators around the world.

Abdullah has advised government agencies and corporates on innovation and investment initiatives, and has also been a guest speaker, mentor and lecturer at multiple entrepreneurship programs, incubators, and startup accelerators

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