NAR is a startup developing a software solution for aerial platforms, called Raven AI, to automate pipeline patrols. The startup went through Speed@BDD, an accelerator program resulting from the collaborative effort between Lebanon’s leading investment funds and entrepreneurship support organizations. NAR was chosen among the top 2 of their batch and went through another acceleration program called Blackbox Connect, in Silicon Valley. NAR was also named by the International Finance Corporation and the World Economic Forum as one of the top 100 startups in the Arab world shaping the fourth industrial revolution.
We are on a journey to transform drones from flying cameras to flying computers. We believe that drones are going to be the platform for most patrolling and inspection activities, by being a cost-effective and safer alternative to existing solutions. With the use of software, we strive to bridge the gap between what drones see and what the end users need for various commercial and industrial solutions.
Speed@BDD is a Beirut-based startup accelerator that invests cash in top-tier companies in the MENA region. Speed@BDD is a collaborative effort between Lebanon’s leading investment funds and entrepreneurship support organizations (Bader, Berytech, IM Capital, Lebanon for Entrepreneurs, Middle East Venture Partners).
Blackbox is a global nonprofit committed to promoting equality of entrepreneurial opportunity through access to resources, mentorship, and immersive programs in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Leap Ventures was formed by a team of serial entrepreneurs, who have decades of startup experience under their belt. From failures to successes, bursting bubbles to valuable acquisitions, Silicon Valley numbers games to Middle East handshakes, we believe we have knowledge that can be of use to our portfolio companies.