\  About Us

KAPITA is a private sector development company that aims to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through investment, research, incubation/acceleration, and market development programs.

In order to upgrade the Iraqi ecosystem, KAPITA is working on new startups development, helping established Iraqi startups small businesses to scale their (market, production, and evaluation), as well as personal development for entrepreneurs. KAPITA is taking the next logical step, by starting the first incubator and accelerator in Baghdad that hosts the most promising startups, provide them with seed funds, infrastructure and business services, financing and public relations. We will support the community by enhancing the entrepreneurial movement, building youth capacity, and feeding the private sector with human resources and knowledge-based, well-planned successful businesses.

We aim to be the institute that forms the core engine in developing the private sector in Iraq, we believe that to accelerate the growth of ecosystems and Entrepreneurs, there must be a core engine that grows fast in order to cause an overall growth and development to take Iraqi startups and small businesses to the next level.

\  Vision

The firm that forms the core engine in developing the private sector in Iraq to accelerate the growth of ecosystems and entrepreneurs in order to cause an overall growth and development to take Iraqi startups and SMEs to the next level, provide job opportunities and contribute in stabilizing Iraq.

\  Mission

Empower the human capital to excel in startups and SMEs through incubation and acceleration to provide access to capital, better data and research about the Iraqi market, and create new opportunities to the investors.

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Our Team


Founder & CEOMujahed Waisi

Founder of the station and Alawj media and a co-founder for multiple other companies. With more than 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur, he experienced the challenges and the opportunities for entrepreneurs in Iraq.

Managing Director, InvestmentAli Al-Suhail

More than six years of experience at transaction advisory and development finance in Dubai and London. He had worked in multiple capacities with entrepreneurs advising to grow their businesses, helping them fund raise and investing directly in their startups. CFA, MBA.

Managing Director, ResearchMohammed Jamal

A research and entrepreneurship trainer with 4 years of experience. He works on developing concepts for programs implemented by KAPITA and managing the research team towards providing the ecosystem with informative, accurate, and timely data and insights.

Programs ManagerAhmed Khalid

Senior Programs AssociateTaher Tameem

Networking Engineer with more than 4 years of experience in communication and management. Believes in ensuring stakeholders views are managed towards the best solutions.

Communication OfficerMohammed Hameed

A passionate activist in the entrepreneurial movement, believes in the data-driven strategies to yield the most successful startups.

Research AssociateSafwa Salim

A double major degree holder in Business and Industrial Engineering from Istanbul with a minor in entrepreneurship from France. Passionate about research, interested in the entrepreneurial scene. Striving to provide the tools to unlock the potential of Iraqi startups and the private sector.

Data Science AssociateRiyadh Radhi

A holder of MSc in Computer Science from the American University of Armenia and more than two years of professional experience in Data Analytics & Machine Learning. Riyadh had been involved in numerous data science-related projects, researches, courses, and a hackathon internationally. Riyadh enjoys finding hidden patterns in data, drinking tea, and playing chess and usually does all three simultaneously.

Program CoordinatorRania Akram

Civil engineer with communication skills and an affective team player with exceptional planning and execution skills with a systematic approach and adaptability. Self motivated, hard working and good oriented with sincere commitment and an optimistic approach.

Data AnalystHanguin Safaa

Research AnalystIssa Mohammed

Senior Finance OfficerAli Mawthooq

HR OfficerOsama Alzaidy

Digital Marketing OfficerSama Adel

Digital Marketing OfficerShadan Khalid

A Digital Marketing Officer with an experience in graphic design and events coordination. Graduated from Al-Mustansiriyah University/ College of Medicine. Driven by the love for creative new ideas to make marketing strategies stand out.

Investment AnalystQudama Jalal

Research AnalystReem Halim

Research AnalystMoamin Al-Kakaei

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