Among the areas that most emerging markets lag behind Silicon Valley, investing and venture capital. In January, investors in the MENA region came together to form the Middle East Venture Capital Association. (MEVCA). We're pumped. MEVCA will focus on best practices, enhance collaboration, and provide as a forum from which venture capital can strengthen and expand. Among the firms that make up MEVCA: BECO Capital, Wamda Capital, and the Jabbar Internet Group. We all win when the pie is bigger.