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About


Transcendent Capital is an early stage venture capital firm.

We seek to invest in technology enabled companies to fuel growth and transform industries.

 

 

 

 

 

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About


Transcendent Capital is an early stage venture capital firm.

We seek to invest in technology enabled companies to fuel growth and transform industries.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US

We seek to invest in transformational technology enabled companies that we believe are in a unique position to disrupt a highly attractive market.  We have seen the effects of disruption and disintermediation in countless industries due to various technologies and we aim to invest in the next wave of companies possessing such technologies. Our investment strategy includes identifying companies with business viability in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).

In addition to capital, we leverage our network of relationships across various industries to assist portfolio companies with strategy, business development, recruiting and fundraising.  For companies looking to expand internationally, we seek to provide access to new markets through our global network, comprised of leaders in their respective industries. 

“Transcendent” means going beyond ordinary limits. At Transcendent Capital, this means investing in companies that we hope, will surpass the ordinary. As Paul Graham has said, "start-ups don't win by attacking, they win by transcending".

 

SECTORS:  Sector agnostic

GEOGRAPHY:  Primarily focused on North American companies with business viability in the MENA region

INVESTMENT:  Co-invest with top-tier VC lead investors

STAGE:  Early to growth stage companies

Team


Team


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Tarik AbbaS
Managing Partner

 
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ERIC DAIMLER

Advisor

Eric Daimler is the founder and CEO of SpinGlass.ai, a platform for fueling the development of emerging robotics and AI technology as well as its applications in traditional industries. Eric is a champion for robotics and the positive impact it can have on the economy and people’s daily life.

Eric served during the Obama Administration in the Robotics & AI workstreams with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy helping to drive the agenda for US leadership in research, commercialization, and public adoption.

In addition to his career in public service, Eric held global executive, investor, and advisor roles in IT companies, including six as a co-founder. Eric has more than twenty years of experience building companies and championing early-stage investments, including Hotmail and TiVo. 

Eric studied at the University of Washington, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon, where he earned his PhD. With degrees in Computer Science and Economics, Eric’s academic research with Robotics & AI has been in the domain of planning at the intersection of Machine Learning and Network Science. 

Eric launched Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley Campus’ Entrepreneurial Management program. He also founded Carnegie Mellon’s Undergraduate University Entrepreneurship Association and was founding chair of the Computer Science College's Alumni Advisory Board.

 
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CLAYTON GREENE

Advisor

Clayton Greene brings more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry to his role as an advisor to Transcendent Capital.

Currently, he is a Director, Capital Markets at the New York Stock Exchange and leads the Consumer, Financial and Real Estate businesses.  

Most recently Clayton was a Director, Equity Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Securities where he spent 16 years covering Technology, Media and Telecom and Diversified Industrials. 

He began his career with First Union Securities in 2000, based in Charlotte, NC. 

Clayton holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.

 

 

 

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BRAD FARBER

Advisor

Brad Farber is the Managing Member of Atika Capital Management, LLC (“ACM”) & Portfolio Manager for the Funds. Prior to founding ACM in September 2012, Mr. Farber served as a Portfolio Manager for Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. (“GGHC”), an investment firm with approximately $5 billion under management, where he managed a $50 million long/short equity portfolio since January 2001.

Before joining GGHC in April 1999, Mr. Farber spent two years as an equity research analyst at UBS covering the medical technology and biotechnology sectors. 

He currently serves as a mentor at Blueprint Health, a healthcare accelerator. For two years (2004 –2006), Mr. Farber was also a mentor for Minds Matter, an organization aimed at preparing accomplished high school students from low-income families for college success. 

Mr. Farber is a CFA Charterholder and received a BA in International Relations from the University of Michigan in 1996.

 
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ROHIT VERMA

Advisor

Rohit Verma is a M&A banker and investor with over 15 years of experience in engineering, corporate finance and M&A.

Rohit spent majority of his wall street career at UBS Investment Bank advising power & utilities industry clients globally and at RBC Capital Markets in the Mergers & Acquisitions group. He is also a Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners.

Rohit received a MBA from Cornell University, a MS in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 

He also serves on the board of TADA Youth Theater, a non-profit serving New York city kids for over 30 years.

 

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