Ramla Capital

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Advisory

Ramla Capital was first established in London, UK, in 2008, to advise on investments in under-developed and emerging markets. Over the years, our team has developed a particular expertise in analyzing and negotiating complex energy transactions, both in the traditional oil and gas sector and in the alternative (photovoltaic, solar, wind, etc.) energy sector.

Our experience runs the gamut from negotiating on behalf of principals in far-flung countries, from Siberia through Kazakhstan to Europe and the Middle East, to managing a proxy fight on the Toronto Venture Exchange, to sourcing and then negotiating the take-over of a UK company.

Our particular advisory expertise lies in:

  • Energy – Oil and Gas
  • Alternative Energy
  • Emerging Markets

We also have a niche expertise in the luxury goods/fashion and retail sector.

Portfolio

In addition to the advisory arm of Ramla, we also manage our own proprietary portfolio of investments. This portfolio operates principally as the venture branch of the diversified holdings of a single family.

INVESTMENTS

We invest mainly in seed to early-stage companies, although we have the flexibility to invest opportunistically. Geographically, we focus on the U.S., Europe and MENA, although we have also invested in compelling companies in Asia. We take an interest in investment opportunities that play to a particular expertise or investment vector that we have identified – usually this involves small to medium cap companies in developed markets that we deem, for some reason, exceptional.

VENTURE

On the venture side, Ramla aims to fill a perceived gap in the venture market, in between the Angel structure and the traditional venture fund. We aim to commit more significant amounts and to provide more structure and support than Angels, while not being locked in to the sometimes strict venture fund models and timelines.

Due to our unique organizational model, we are able to consider long-term relationships with the companies we invest in, and can rely on our internal and external networks of funds and contacts to help our companies realize their potential. This means that we are as interested in income generation as we are in capital appreciation.

We like to invest in paradigm-shifting technologies and markets, and are not insensitive to social and developmental factors.

Team

Jamal Nusseibeh

Jamal Nusseibeh

CEO/Managing Member

Prior to founding Ramla Capital, Jamal worked as a lawyer at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle, LLP, in New York, between 2004-2007, focusing on oil and gas law, deal structuring and negotiation, and international arbitration.

Jamal has also taught international law, and held academic appointments at Al Quds University, in Jerusalem, where he also had a strategic managerial role as Vice President for three years, and at Columbia University in New York (2014-2015).

Jamal has a doctorate and LL.M. from Columbia, a MA from Sciences Po, a law degree from City University in London, and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.

Jamal speaks fluent Arabic, English, French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Russian and Italian.

Rasha Khouri Bruzzo

Rasha Khouri Bruzzo

Investment Advisor

Rasha spent her formative years traveling between New York, Paris, Beirut and London. Educated at Brown University, Sciences Po and INSEAD, she launched her career as in finance as a luxury goods analyst at Merrill Lynch and UBS.

Discerning a niche in the e-commerce space in the Middle East, she launched one of the first ecommerce sites in Arabic language offering local customers access to international e-tailers and independent designers.

Rasha is very active in mentoring young digital entrepreneurs from the Middle East and regularly consults for digital start-ups.

Rasha speaks fluent English, French and Arabic, and is also comfortable in Italian.

Julia Balaeskoul Nusseibeh

Julia Balaeskoul Nusseibeh

Co-Founder, Investment Advisor

Julia has a graduate LL.B. (Hons) from City University, London, and a BA (with a double major in Economics and International Relations) from Boston University. She worked at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle, LLP, in New York before founding Ramla Capital in London with Jamal.

She is also involved in theatre and film production, executive producing Miss Julie (Toronto Film Festival 2014, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain and Samantha Norton), and Dégradé (Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week Selection, 2015), among others.

Julia speaks fluent Russian and English.

Anna Kochetygova Patureau

Anna Kochetygova Patureau

Advisor

Anna has a BA in Economics from Moscow, and a MBA (International Business) from the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. Prior to joining Ramla, she specialized in risk management and credit risk analysis for a major bank in Moscow, where she was also responsible for compliance, and the evaluation and management of operational risks.

Anna speaks fluent Russian, English and French and has a working knowledge of German.

Contact

Ramla Capital LLC is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.  It has an advisory arm and an investment arm.  Our international team is based in the US and Europe, and works around the world.

500 West Putnam Avenue
Suite 400
Greenwich CT 06830

+1 203 542 7321

info@ramlacapital.com