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summaries - Feb 2023 -

Inside a Region reshaping Fintech: Meet the Founders of top Middle Eastern Ventures

Consumer adoption of fintech has grown rapidly over the past few years and is only expected to further increase as technology and services evolve. Beyond classical financial services, tech start-ups from the MENA region reshape crypto and NFT markets all the way to eCommerce solutions for SMEs. Fintech has gathered a genuine momentum in the region, from $ 80 million in capital in 2017 to an estimated $2 billion this year. This sector has been well established for a while, raising enough capital, the question remains, is there still room for fintech to disrupt further? What can investors learn from some of the most promising (fin)tech ventures from the region? What market developments do they need to apprehend and might be able to bank on?
summaries - Feb 2023 -

Investment Opportunities in Sharjah

Sharjah has a supportive business environment, solid connectivity, infrastructure, and an entrepreneurial mindset that presents investors with plentiful growth opportunities. The session focused on the promising investment opportunities in the emerging sectors shaping the emirate’s future development strategy.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Navigating the Current Economic Landscape: Insights from Top Industry Leaders

In this session on growth opportunities, Alain Papiasse, Evan Siddall, Marc Antaki, and Stéphane Monier discuss diversification, inflation, and investing in new technologies.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Failure: The Good, The Bad, and The Systemic – Perspectives from Venture Capitalists

In this session, VC experts Amir Farha and Stephan Heller discuss the difference between good and bad failure and its impact on entrepreneurship.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Insights from Leading VCs on the State of Private Growth Investing

In this session, industry leaders Arjun Sethi, Noor Sweid, and Ahmed Al Nowais discuss private growth investing and offer insights on untapped markets, venture building, and sustainable businesses.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

MENA Tech Industry Evolution: Insights from MEVP Partner Walid Mansour

In this session, Walid Mansour, Partner at MEVP, discusses the evolution of the MENA tech industry and why it is now ready for larger scale-ups.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Founding a Mission-Driven VC: Insights from C3 Founder Medea Nocentini

In this session, Medea Nocentini, Founder of C3, and Noor Sweid, General Partner of Global Ventures, discuss the role of ESG and governance in the venture. They share their experiences building an impact-focused venture capital firm and the importance of merging operations and thinking for the benefit of early-stage founders.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Navigating the Complexities of Wealth Management: Insights from Leading Family Offices

In this session on Family Wealth Trends, industry leaders from Ropart Asset Management Funds, Tsangs Group, Patrimium Multi-Family Office, Future Positive, and PwC share insights on the evolving role of family offices in global markets.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Forging Deeper Ties: Insights from DASH Ventures’ Principal Aboudi Al Qattan

In this session, Aboudi Al Qattan, principal of DASH Ventures, emphasizes the importance of forging deeper ties and collaboration between entrepreneurs in the region.
summaries - Mar 2023 -

Paymob CEO Shares Insights on Building Successful Startups in the Middle East

In this session, Paymob CEO Islam Shawky shares his experience in building a successful business in the Middle East, discussing his vision for the future and emphasizing the importance of value-driven growth, perseverance, and strong partnerships.
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