MENAbytes Live hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Middle East Venture Partners’ Managing Director Riyad Abou Jaoudeh to learn his insights about startups and venture capital in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey & Pakistan.
Riyad also discussed how Covid-19 might impact the startups in the region and answered different questions of the attendees who participated in the session through Zoom and Facebook Live.
Here’s the full video of the session.
More about Riyad
Riyad is a Managing Director at MEVP, where he has led and closed several investments in technology companies across the MENA region. Riyad specializes in marketplaces, transportation, on-demand logistics and SaaS. Riyad is a board member in different technology startups around the region including Bykea and Designer-24.
Prior to joining MEVP, Riyad was a Senior Associate with Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) working in the TMT sector with clients across the region on topics such as strategy, digital transformation and smart cities. Riyad also helped launched an e-commerce platform focusing on toys and was country manager for Qatar at Careem in the early period of Careem.
Riyad Holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut.