We’re the catalyst for the next wave of innovation.

SterlingForte is committed to investing in big ideas that aim to make the world a better place, from local communities to the global community.

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to inspirational values.

SterlingForte invests in exceptional entrepreneurs that want to make a difference in the world. From educational technology to eco-friendly initiatives, we invest in individuals and their values.

We believe in putting people before profits.

Great ideas take time to reach their full potential. SterlingForte is adequately funded, meaning we give entrepreneurs and their ideas the time needed to reach their full potential. We work to nurture talented entrepreneurs, leading to positive outcomes for all aspects of society.We invest in talented people that have the potential to transform our lives, the way we live, and the world around us.

We’re focused on ethical innovation.

SterlingForte believes that money can be made alongside positive contributions to society, both present and future.

What do we look for?

Long-term vision.

SterlingForte has invested in ventures in diverse industries, including education, artificial intelligence, and fintech. These investments have included access to proven expertise, capital, and more.

Short-term investments.

We aim to improve every aspect of the communities we live in through short-term investments in currencies, bonds and other asset classes to generate the capital needed to fund tomorrow’s big ideas and positive initiatives.

our team

SterlingForte brings together exceptional people who will make a difference in the world.

From education, technology to eco-friendly initiatives, we invest in individuals and their values.

Pradeep Sagar

Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Former Certified Management Consultant in Canada.

He has co-founded companies in the fields of education, information technology, real estate and finance in Canada, UAE, India.

The Sagar family actively participates in several charities and non-profit organizations and foundations in Canada and India.

Vallabh Chadha

CFA, brings in 10 years of investment management experience. Vallabh’s experience spans across multinational banks including Barclays Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank in the UK and UAE, specialising in managing investments in the private and public markets for global HNI & UHNI clients.

Vallabh has lived across 5 continents, can speak several languages and is an instrumental driver to managing and expanding SFC’s portfolio companies on a global scale.

Achal Ghai
Member Advisory Board

Founder and Group Managing Director Legacy Emirates Group.

A a career banker for more than 20 years before becoming an entrepreneur with business interests in the UAE, India and Canada.

Achal is currently focused on early stage investing and service businesses, mainly in HR outsourcing, Tax Agency, DSA, Art & Events.

Jean-Partick Lariviere
Member Advisory Board

Holds degrees in Finance & Economy from the University of Mount-Allison, NB, Canada.

JP started his career in the investment  banking and corporate finance world occupying  roles including  equity and debt financing  and M&A transactions. He worked with RBC Royal Bank, UBS, Lands bankinn and Oaklins where he held the role of managing partner. As  the CEO of The Sekurcorp Group, he manages  companies engaged in defensive security operations based in the US and Canada that are leaders in the hazmat/ decontamination, parking enforcement, mobility services, transport and fleet security, airport security management, security guarding services, investigation and cybersecurity.

Nawwaf Awwad
Member Advisory Board

Nawwaf has an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and has studied for an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Qc, Canada.

Has occupied leadership positions with major enterprises in Canada and Saudi Arabia and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of a medical services enterprise in Saudi Arabia.

Currently the founding partner of a high technology enterprise in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Neelesh Bhatnagar
Member Advisory Board

A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years at senior management levels, he currently heads a VC Fund that invests family wealth in startups which can then be brought to Dubai and Middle East and North Africa (MENA ) region.

He is an active investor and participates in management by mentoring young founders in India.

Great ideas take time. We get that.

Do you have a forward-thinking idea? Do you require financial support and guidance to take your idea from concept to execution? We want to hear from you.