Meet Investors 1.2.1

Build a relationship with Investors and take their opinion about your idea.
If an investor likes your business, all follow-up meetings will be free.

These meetings are exclusive for Investors & Founders only. Tablon is only a Networking Platform & with our due diligence we onboard very selected investors only. We neither get involved in deals nor responsible for what investors, founders or anyone else do, claim, present or say. We also don’t take commissions from investments made.

  1. Spend good time to read investor profiles & founders reviews.
  2. Select only those investors who are interested in your domain.
  3. Shortlist max 3 investors & take expert’s advice if needed.
  4. If you don’t find relevant Investors yet, pls don’t book any meeting.
  5. Read “Profile” before booking as some are advisors & lenders.
  6. Book in-person meetings (Highly Recommended).
  7. Present your idea / business to investors in very simple words.
  8. Understand & take interest in the investor’s goals more than he should take in yours. 
  9. Tread slowly. Don’t try to raise investment in the 1st meeting. 
  10. Be friendly & leave a good impression 1st time.
  11. Discuss the reason if you are not convinced with “Investors Opinion”.
  12. If you build a “Good Connection” in your 1st meeting; you are 100 steps ahead in raising investment.
  13. Must write an honest review after meeting (+/-). Post anonymously if you want.
  14. If you still have any questions, pls use Blue Button below.

Good Luck!

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Michael Gale

INV-UAE-003

Meetings: 45

4.7
4.72/5

Patrick Mensah (5 Star – I met an Amazing yet experienced investor with deep knowledge and understanding of diverse industries. A very welcoming gentleman who I can potentially call a mentor. Over all we had a great meeting I will termed a success)

Andrey Didenko (5 Star – We talked quite deeply on the startup and what the investor wants to see and expects. And we agreed that he would pass my startup details to his analyst for the further review)

Abhishek Chatterjee (4Star – Good meeting. We will connect again & hopefully it will be fruitful.)

Christopher Lock (5 Star – It was very fruitful)

Ronnie Leyes (5 Star – Mr Gale is a seasoned business angel knowledgeable about the space our startup operates in. We spoke in detail about the team, technology, target market etc and Mr Gale and his analyst also raised questions on the competition and other key topics. Overall, this was a positive meeting, and I am hoping to continue this discussion with him.)

Chad Richardson (5 Star – Michael is very intelligent and is interested in entrepreneur’s ides.)

Bibin V Varghese – (5 Star – The meeting was incredibly fruitful; Mr Gale is a highly potential investor with extensive knowledge in both tech and startups.)

Andres Porras– (5 Star – The online meeting with Mr. Gale was nothing short of exceptional. Despite his demanding schedule, he demonstrated an admirable commitment to maximizing every minute of our discussion. His attentiveness underscored the significance he placed on our interaction, reflecting a genuine dedication to our partnership. I was particularly impressed by…)

Tawfiq R (5 Star – Mr. Michael Gale possesses a deep knowledge on finance that has certainly already helped me and my company succeed and grow in Dubai and the GCC market. As an executive for an American company, I am happy to have Mr. Gale on my side as I plan to meet with him in person in the very near future!)

Vijay Tjietaman (5 Star – I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Gale in person during our gathering in Dubai/Abu Dhabi, and I can sincerely say it was an exceptionally positive experience. Michael took the time to understand my business and listened attentively to my goals and vision. His genuine interest and understanding of my vision were clearly evident, and I truly…)

Sagar Kakadia (4 Star – It was super easy and valuable meeting to Mr Michael)

Ishtiaque Sarwar (3 Star – He wasn’t on time for the meeting on WhatsApp. I couldn’t hear him properly. Though i found him interested to know more.)

Mac Malkawi (5 Star – He will definitely get your moneys worth out of the meeting with Michael. Whether or not his interested in your business, you will get a lifetime worth of wealth of knowledge, tremendous feedback, and whether or not, he would be ready to invest. He would put you on the right track…..)

Jad Harmoush (5 Star – The investor was notably attentive, understanding my vision and offering experienced insights that were both valuable and actionable.)

Sophie Jing Su (5 Star – Very attentive and I have got my advices from Mr Gale. It went very well.)

Taj (5 Star – Was a good meeting.. let’s see how the next follow up goes.)

Alexander Kelter (5 Star – A very friendly conversation, appeared very attentive and interested)

Mehdi (4 Star – I was expecting something different, Still good to have first investor meeting)

Mr. Gale has been integral to the successful globalization of many leading companies including Macromedia, HAHT, F5, Akamai and Apple.

He has been involved in over one hundred start-ups focused on how to accelerate their growth by leveraging international markets and partnerships.

He is an experienced entrepreneur and investment banker specializing in high growth companies with global ambitions. After spending much of his adult life in Silicon Valley with stints in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; he is now based in Abu Dhabi and spends considerable time in Australia and the UK.

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Rasik Thakker

INV-UAE-001

Meetings: 23

4.7
4.7/5

Pranav Shetty (5 Star – Very pleasant person and gave me a headstart on how to raise money)

Patrick Mensah (5 Star – Productive meeting with insightful business opportunities offered to me by the investor)

Shahran Bin Ahmed (3 Star – We met in person on the scheduled day and time and the discussion was to understand the business. After the meeting he asked for a write up to review it with his family. He reverted and gave some valuable feedback.) 

Mayada Alkhakany – (5 Star – Fruitful discussion with clear direction about the next step.)

Sophie Jing – (5 Star – Great meeting, he wants to support our project and see more detailed financial forecast which we will follow up.)

Bassam – (5 Star – Mr.Rasik is a resourceful and experienced investor. He shared valuable feedback, suggestions and insights. In addition, he followed up with some important questions.)

Anonymous – (5 Star – Rasik is extremely professional business gentlemen. His questions were very on target, Smart , intelligent with experience I can tell , that’s what I acknowledge.)

Mr. Thakker is an MD of Dynamic Trading & Beyond Luxury Investments. He is running his family business for more than 3 decades now. He has couple of other businesses under his investment portfolio. Being an active investor he is looking for businesses with proven success or with disruptive business model.

If your business can make more than 30% profits, it will be good point of discussion. He likes to meet agile founders in-person & have a chat with them to understand their strengths. Rasik likes to keep investment structure simple & understandable! He is also open to provide working capital for established profitable SMEs.

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Dr Anuraag Guglaani

INV-UAE-011

Meetings: 20

4.3
4.3/5

Roi barak (5 Star – It was a very fruitful meeting)

Edward Sharp (4 Star – Some good advice, however advice wasn’t particularly related to funding… all in all a very approachable and easy to talk to gentleman.)

Ala’a Gouneem (5 Star – It was very fruitful meeting, I have gained many worthwhile advices for my start-up, I hope we will meet again after implementing these advices for the next improving and sucess steps.thank you Dr.Anuraag and tablon team)

Deepak Bhatia (4 Star – Meeting was good)

Bibin V Varghese (3 Star – Mr. Anuraag has limited knowledge in tech-based startups; his focus is more on traditional businesses. A paid meeting may not be worthwhile in this context.)

Anonymous (5 Star – Interesting meeting, you always can learn something new from another  person , the only thing is you have to have open mind and listen the other side.)

Dr. Anuraag Guglaani, sits on the board of some of the largest Family business Groups in Middle East. Africa and South west Asia.

He has invested and operated in 42 industries and 24 countries and is also the Managing Partner & CEO of Wazir Advisors.

He is a renowned Family Business Doctor involved in Strategizing and transforming Growth, Profitability and Expansion of businesses and has been living in UAE, Saudi, Qatar and Oman for last 27 years while operating between India to Turkey.

Dr Guglaani is the Proud recipient of most coveted medals of honor: “ The US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award”, “The President’s Volunteer Service Award” from US President’s White House Office, Global Humanitarian award ,Top 100 change Maker, Global Icon and International Excellence awards, UAE Super 100 etc.

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Adel Alawadhi

INV-UAE-002

Meetings: 19

4.8
4.8/5

Ronnie Leyes (5 Star – Mr. Adel is a seasoned businessman who raised specific and relevant questions about our startup, including on the financial forecast and other key topics. This was a positive meeting, and I am hoping to continue this discussion with him.)

Shahran Bin Ahmed (5 Star – The meeting went very well. Thank you.) 

Feju Joseph (4 Star – Good discussion on the business plan. Mr. Adel has agreed to a second round face-to-face meeting after the business financial modeling. Thanks to Tablon for connecting with the right investors in this dynamic market.)

Tawfiq R (5 Star – Mr. Alawadhi is a kind and respectable man who was genuinely interested in learning more about my company. As an American seeking to expand in Dubai and the greater GCC market, Mr. Alawadhi, along with his colleague, Mr. Sharma, provided their helpful expert advice. We are planning to meet again (virtually) soon, and then hopefully in person for me to be introduced to potential clients.)

Mac Malkawi (5 Star – Adel was very hospitable open and generous with his time. Give me way more than the hour that was allocated. He agreed to meet on a weekend, and he even arrived early. Super knowledgeable about business, UAE and government contracts. He took the meeting even on a weekend very seriously that he brought his team as well who asked incredibly valuable questions and gave tremendous feedback…)

Investment and advisory for ideation and scale up start-ups.  Advising on strategy and growth for SMEs across different sectors.

Mr. Alawadhi is the Chairman of a very well-know “Corporate Business Group”. He is also a Senior Advisor, Public Policy Expert, Board Member, Economic Advisor, Coach, Family Office and Business Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility Gure, Investor & Governance Expert.

A Senior Executive and proven leadership with significant achievement in contributing to the business through growth, acquisition and change management with highly extensive experience in governments and private sectors.

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Dominic Marrocco

INV-UAE-010

Meetings: 09

4.3
4.3/5

Tuomas Lehtovirta (5 Star – Dominic gave very good different perspectives to our business and valuable advises. Will stay in touch.)

Erukana julius Obin (5Star – Meeting the Investors with Tasleem has openned my eyes to start thinking big and built my confidence that i can win,whatsoever it cost,it calls for determination,thank you so much.)

Feju Joseph (1 Star – I met with Dominic yesterday. he seems to struggle with grasping the business model and tends to beat around the bush. I’m curious about the criteria used to assess investors’ capabilities. Regrettably, I find this meeting to be a waste of time and money.)

Chris Hinze (5 Star – Dominic was extremely smart and had fantastic idea. We won’t be doing a deal, but he was able to provide invaluable insight.)

Sajed Ahmed (5 Star – Meeting focused on obtaining detail about investors background and work, my background and previous work, technology interest areas, sharing technology interests, discussing current and trending technologies, impacts, and existing implementations, discussing areas for improvement and prospective implementations.) 

Anonymous (5 Star – Legend, what a background wealth of experience that can add so much value. He arrived early, gave us more time then required. To me someone who gives his time to meet individuals and help take there vision to reality I can see mass value on having him as a connection, advisor or investor. Enjoyed how he challenged our founding team, gave us good for thought.)

Professor Dominic Marrocco is a Serial Entrepreneur and Distinguished Professor of Technology Commercialisation & Renewable Energy.

Professor Marrocco retired at 30 following a series of successful Telcom’s and Internet projects in the UK and is widely regard as the foremost in his space.

Marrocco became a global professor & advisor by funding in countless startups. His protfolio also includes intellectual property ventures within academia, public and private sectors across a broad range of technologies.

Marrocco was recently awarded his UAE Golden Visa for Outstanding Ability in his field and has recently launched $1bn fund in AI and Super Distributed Compute with several other market leaders. He is a principle partner at Computity venture fund seeking to expand $1bn of additional capital space in the GCC region and Latin America.

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Ivan Kroshnyi

INV-UAE-005

Meetings: 9

5.0
5/5

Chris – (5 Star- Ivan was very knowledgeable of Dubai processes and law. We had a great chat and will hopefully be following up.) 

 

Mr. Kroshnyi is an investor, entrepreneur, investment expert, business angel, and personal business mentor.

He launches & invests in green projects whose mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives. Since January 2021, he has been living and working in Dubai. In the span of 8 years, he started 26 companies jointly with his partners in 19 countries across the globe. He is active in all those companies & has been running them remotely. He is currently living and working in Dubai.

Mr. Kroshnyi has built an international group of companies that consists some of the below businesses: 1) Eco Way, the longest range delivery electric bikes 2) Roasters Specialty Coffee House, a Dubai-based coffee shop chain offering a franchise option 3) Flexible Investment Solutions 4) Gerchik & Co, a brokerage company 5) SharPay payment system 6)Magnify, a UAE consulting company. This year, he is also launching few more projects in healthcare.

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Vaidotas Mėlynavičius

INV-UAE-008

Meetings: 7

5.0
5/5

Hussein Chahine – (5 Star – It was a good networking meeting. My project size and sector is not within his field of expertise though. Thanks)

Mr. Vaidotas is an investor and CIO of Santocedrus Capital, a single family office headquartered in Monaco. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in M&A, private equity transactions as well as alternative investments.
 
His track record includes sourcing, executing and managing various real estate, private equity, private credit and venture capital investments (both through funds and direct investments). In addition to that, Vaidotas is engaged in an active management of a few portfolio companies.

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Issac Qureshi

INV-UAE-007

Meetings: 6

5.0
5/5

Chris Hinze – (5 Star – Isaac, was not only wise when it came to business, but just a genuinely great conversation. We have a follow up coming and I highly recommend to seek wisdom from him.)

Hugh Andree – (5 Star – A very useful and insightful meeting with a potential investor who could add real value to our business going forward.)

Temesgen – (5 Star – I have had the privilege of meeting with Mr. Issac. We did have a very fruitful discussion. He was truly inspiring and supportive. Whether or not we do business together, he was worth meeting. Moreover, I have been impressed by the hospitality at his office.)

Atti Assi – (5 Star – Brilliant & very valuable meeting . Nice Humble & Knowledgeable Person)

Raja Hilal – (5 Star – It was a very nice and valuable meeting.)

Mr. Qureshi is a forward-thinking professional with 25+ years of diverse achievements in finance, bespoke taxation strategies, business strategy, investments, management, business growth and M&A.

As a motivational leader, he provides comprehensive and data-driven strategies that increase return on investment in various competitive markets. He also forges lasting stakeholder and investor relationships, ensuring the best possible strategic advisory services while navigating the complexities of markets across the globe. 

Using out-of-the-box thinking, he continues to increase profits and exceed all expectations on a consistent basis Key areas of specialization: Mergers & Acquisitions / Specialist Taxation Strategy / Analytics / Deal Structuring / Investment & Fund Management / Business Development / Executive Leadership / Global Business / Innovation / Market Evaluations / Stakeholder Engagement / Investor Relations / Accountancy Practices / Digital Services / eCommerce / Innovation / Asset & Wealth Protection / Stock Market Strategy / Partnerships / Marketing & Fundraising.

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Peter Bálint

INV-UAE-009

Meetings: 06

5.0
5/5

Anna grazia Lecca  (5 Star – Very Downhearted listener. Investor of great caliber. Supportive with a sharp mindset.)

Shahran Bin Ahmed (5 Star – Just done with meeting it went well الحمد لله.) 

Mr. Balint is an investment professional with 20+ years of experience. He has invested into growing companies in various industries.
 
Having a well known investment profile; he sits on a board of private & listed companies. He also has made a good network among a wide range of VCs & Family Offices.

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Amit Grover

INV-UAE-012

Meetings: 3

5.0
5/5

Chris Hinze – (5 Star – Amit is brilliant. Extremely helpful and we are following up together. Highly highly recommend.)

Amit is an entrepreneur and a conscious venture capitalist actively building a climate-tech impact fund (Koinonos Capital) with a strong ESG focus; with over 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in brand marketing, management consulting and venture capital, Amit has held leading roles in MNCs such as ITC Ltd, Lavazza Coffee and Pernod Ricard.
 
Distinguished with a full-time MBA from the University of Wellington, New Zealand, Amit plunged into entrepreneurship in 2009, founding Grover & Company, a boutique IP (Intellectual Property) strategy practice that works with Australian and New Zealand SMEs to build, structure and monetise IP globally.
 
In 2024, Grover & Company launched two Tri-lateral programs between the UAE and Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands to establish cutting-edge deep-tech IP-backed Ventures in Dubai and create a capital corridor to introduce Capital in the venture capital space in the DIFC and the DIFC Innovation Hub.
 
In a personal capacity, Amit works with several organisations both within the UAE and internationally, imparting his global experience and knowledge. Some of these organisations are:
(A) in5 Tech: Amit acts as a steering committee member filtering startup cohorts for in5-tech,
(B) Founder Institute: Amit mentors startups that get accepted in the UAE seasonal cohort,
(C) Encubay: Amit mentors women entrepreneurs on the startup lifecycle journey and
(D) ANZINC: Amit is the New Zealand Chairman of the Australia New Zealand India Chambers, which promotes venture and capital flow between India, Australia, and New Zealand.
 
Today, Amit plays an active role as an impact investor, advisor, and thought leader in the UAE, advocating for environmental, economic, and social causes such as climate change and gender equality through women-focused incubation programs and as a General Partner of Koinonos Capital a climate-focused impact fund.

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Zvonimir Baljak

INV-UAE-006

Meetings: 3

4.0
4/5

Dr Anna Grazia Lecca – (5 Star – The meeting was very pleasant, in a relaxing atmosphere where the conversation was naturally flowing. It was interesting to notice how even different opinions were taken into such high respect and appreciation. Great meeting!)

Abhishek Chatterjee (3Star – I am not looking for a feedback session from the investors. I would like the investor to look at the presentation and discuss whether it’s an interesting investment opportunity or not. It saves both the investor and the startup on time and expectations.)

Mr. Zvonimir is a Managing Partner at 3B Partners, a Private Capital Group focused on Private Markets, investing and building disruptive data-driven companies. He is closely associated with CB Alliance, a single-family office based in NYC that manages $1B+. His focus is Technology, mainly Data, Risk and Credit.
 
Zvonimir participated in several successful acquisitions in Latin America and had a role of Data Strategist in CIAL Dun & Bradstreet, leading commercial data provider in LATAM that covers 43 countries.
 
Also, he is a Co-Founder of Rye Labs, an innovation lab focused on building and investing in Fintech solutions that successfully launched “Buy Now, Pay Later” financing platform in Brazil.
Before his current role, Zvonimir worked in PwC Corporate Finance assisting financial and corporate clients on both buy and sell sides. He participated in various transactions across different industries.
 
Zvonimir holds BBA in International Business and Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Executive Education in Investment Management with Python and ML from EDHEC Business School, Paris.

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JT Law

INV-UAE-014

Meetings: 3

5/5

Meet & leave 1st Review

JT is an investor and former investment banker, currently focused on blockchain through his role as Partner at IVC.
 
He is excited to invest in and help grow the next generations of Web3 and Web2 companies to achieve impact. He also invests in emerging market digital infrastructure start-ups delivering growth and impact.
 
JT is also a co-founder of VerifyInvestor.com, the dominant accredited investor verification service in the world. VerifyInvestor.com is a subsidiary of tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation for capital markets.
 
JT served on the Investment Committee of GF Investments (GF Securities affiliated private equity fund). Previously, JT worked in the investment banking departments of Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup in New York, London, and Hong Kong and completed transactions in equity and debt capital raising, mergers, and acquisitions.

www.ivcrypto.io
www.reflectventures.com

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Vishal Gupta

INV-UAE-015

Meetings: 0

5/5

Meet & leave 1st Review

Looking to meet and advise fintech ( blockchain including ) founders for optimum impact and growth. Been active since last 7 years, educated as an engineer in States turned into a angel investor. Expertise in portfolio management, fundraising, capital allocation and derivatives trading. Also interested in founders/team active in Hospitality ( f&b/hotels/salons) vertical.

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Shafnaa Shamsuddin

INV-UAE-018

Meetings: 3

4.5
4.5/5

Abhishek – (4 Star – She was very apt with the financials. Would recommend everyone to brush up their numbers.)

Tawfiq – (5 Star – A good initial online meeting. Ms. Shamsuddin’s understanding of my financial business model created an easygoing and quick session. I am cautiously optimistic as we prepare for a future in-person meeting soon.)

Shafnaa Shamsuddin is a seasoned professional with a diverse background encompassing both the financial industry and the crypto space.

As the former General Manager of a leading Outdoor Advertising Company, she played a pivotal role in scaling the company from a start-up to a multi-million revenue-generating entity, culminating in its acquisition by a NYSE listed company.

Her impressive negotiation and relationship management skills led to the successful closure of prestigious deals with renowned brands, financial institutions, and external agencies.

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charudutta Joshi

INV-UAE-017

Meetings: 3

4.5
4.5/5

Sahoo – (4 Star – Good)

Rutuja Surve – (5 Star – It was a brilliant experience meeting Charudutta Sir, his advice and long term perspective have been vital in shaping up my direction and vision in achieving right product market fit with deep focus on customers.)

25 years of experience , worked in 5 countries , visited 50+ countries. Sales oriented , Excellent in networking. worked in Bank , Asset management & Family offices.

Running own set up in last 4 years. Served on various boards of companies in the field of Logistics , Financial services and Transport companies based of Dubai , Singapore and Mauritius.

Currently he acts as an Advisor to Investment advisory firm and Sports startups. His investments spread across Startups , Listed equity , Bond , Derivatives and direct investments in growth companies.

During his tenures in Middle east and Singapore, He was instrumental in raising money thru Institutions, Family offices for PE funds, Gulf and Indian Companies. He and his team raised over $1Billion in last 15+ years.

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Salman Butt

INV-UAE-019

Meetings: 3

4.0
4/5

Abhishek – (4 Star – Understood our concept and gave us advice.)

A Saudi Unicorn(s) builder, a winner of self-made entrepreneur of the year 2021 in Saudi Arabia, with more than 22 years of experience in information technology, research and innovation, and digital transformation. Built himself a unicorn that’s the MENA region’s leading e-commerce platform “Salla”, and an Angel Investor in 5 more MENA Unicorn(s).

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Maarten ter Keurst

INV-UAE-020

Meetings: 1

5/5

Meet & leave 1st Review

Maarten is a Managing Partner at Natural Ventures, an Abu-Dhabi based Venture Capital fund investing across Water and Food Security.

He is a seasoned venture investor with a successful track record in leading investment rounds into environmental technology companies.

At Natural he is responsible for the overall fund strategy and management, deal selection and deal structuring.

He is also a member of Natural’s Investment Committee and plays a key role in giving their portfolio companies access to Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

Maarten has spent over 10 years working in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, and now Abu Dhabi.

Next to his work at Natural, Maarten serves as a Resident Mentor for global VC and accelerator firm 500 Global, where he advises start-ups in various sectors on topics including value proposition, growth strategy and fundraising.

He holds an MSc in Economics from Tilburg University and has completed executive education at London Business School.

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Chandima Cooray

INV-UAE-021

Meetings: 1

4.0
4/5

Abhishek Chatterjee – (4 Star – Understood our business intuitively and gave positive feedback and will help with references.)

Twenty Five plus years of experience in applying technology to solve business and consumer challenges. Setup a managed a corporate VC focused of Health, logistics and leisure. Now running Acornic Ventures focused on travel tech. ( B2B or B2C in travel, leisure, aviation, mobility spaces. Prefer Web3 and/or AI applications).

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David Grunfeld

INV-UAE-022

Meetings: 0

5.0
5/5

Rutuja Surve – (5 Star – It was truly an amazing experience meeting Mr. David, his advice and foresight on B2B AI Software products and strategies on execution, growth and timing, understanding customers in depth have been very helpful in shaping my vision and next steps.)

A passionate knowledge services entrepreneur and thought leader, having founded two unique yet complementary companies – Prose Solutions and Progressa – to address critical needs in the GCC market, as well as making a range of angel and strategic investments in knowledge, tech and sports companies in the UAE, Europe and North America.

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Amit Zutshi

INV-UAE-024

Meetings: 2

5.0
5/5

Mac Malkawi – (5 Star – We had a great meeting with Amit who is extremally experienced and knows Tech Engineering and Business. Finance, and Operations. So if you know your business you have the right passion and you know your numbers, you will also have a great meeting. If you don’t have traction to show I suggest you go get some before booking a meeting. He gave us more than the scheduled hour and we also exchanged a few laughs. Great human being to be around as well as the savvy investor.)

As Founder & Managing Partner of Morphosis Venture Capital, Amit invests in and partners with high quality and ambitious founders of early stage B2B tech-first startups to drive accelerated global scaling and organisation building

Previously, EMEIA Senior Partner at EY-Parthenon, a strategy and value creation consulting firm working with PE/VC/SW funds and enterprises on investments/acquisition/exits/IPOs and accelerated value creation of portfolio companies. He has an Engineering degree and MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Amit works closely with quality entrepreneurs on meaningful innovation, with a particular interest in helping Indian and GCC entrepreneurs build internationally successful businesses. 

He brings his 25 years of global experience in building strong businesses, driving accelerated value creation all the way to IPOs, engineering over a 100 exits/transactions, and leading highly motivated teams and exceptionally profitable P&Ls.

His portfolio companies/mentees/clients have delivered over USD 30 billion of value through accelerated growth, new ventures/growth initiatives, international expansion, M&A, IPO.

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Azher Hashmi

INV-UAE-026

Meetings: 0

5/5

Meet & leave 1st Review

“Create from nothing, challenge everything!” This has always been my motto.

I would class myself as a ‘realistic’ entrepreneur. Coming from humble beginnings, born and raised in the UK, I now own and control a private healthcare business (specialising in special needs inc. mental health and Dementia) employing over 300 staff within three companies.

I also have extensive knowledge about property including, investment, development and rentals. Other areas of expertise are security and leisure and fitness. Last year, I set up two companies in Dubai and have managed to purchase several properties in the heart of the city.

I love the thriving business environment of Dubai and am actively seeking new challenges and opportunities to meet and work with like minded founders. 

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Ritesh Nandwani

INV-UAE-027

Meetings: 5

4.7
4.75/5

Sahoo – (4 Star – Good)

Mara Vendramin – (5 Star – The meeting was good. I asked for some tips about how to approach a VC and he gave them to me. Also he gave me some contacts in the bank sector and innovation.)

Mac Malkawi – (5 Star – He’s overseas and travels a lot so we met online. He gave his absolute full attention to me throughout the entire meeting, which says a lot about his professionalism and dedication. He was generous with his time, and the meeting went above without any issues. I look forward to a second meeting.)

Andrei – (5 Star – We discussed my business and projects.)

Started as an angel investor close to 2 decades ago, then establishing a VC fund based out of Hong Kong. The fund was mainly for 1 Family Office, but later became fund comprising of 8 family offices.

Has spoken at the World Economic Forum about the growing startup scene in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Has a portfolio of early and later stage companies across Asia, Africa , Europe and the USA. Some of these companies have already gone IPO or have been acquired. 

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Anamaria Meshkurti

INV-UAE-028

Meetings: 0

4.0
4/5

Abhishek – (4 Star – Good Meeting)

AnaMaria Meshkurti is a Tech investor and Strategic Board Member with AMVS Capital. She is also the Co Editor in Chief of Moneys Magazine, a publication featuring investors and entrepreneurs globally. 

Previously she was the Head of Marketing, Communications and Engagement at the FONGIT, the premier Swiss technology startup innovation platform and incubator. She is a seasoned startup mentor and judge for startups focusing on emerging technologies including AI, IoT, Blockchain, XR and the Metaverse.

She is an angel investor and board member at Swiss Virtual Reality Startup VR4Business.ch. She is a speaker at many international events on topics related to innovation, digital skills, gender, youth, accessibility and standardization. She was awarded the UN ITU Innovation award and recognized as one of the top 100 Swiss Digital Shapers in 2022 and 2023.

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Lewa Abukhait

INV-UAE-030

Meetings: 1

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Sajed Ahmed – (5 Star – It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Lewa, who provided valuable information about investment process, factors to consider per projects and proposals, and more.)

Anonymous – (5 Star – Lewa what a wonderful investor, very knowledgeable about the industry sector we are in HealthTech, understood value of data  startup powered by blockchain & AI. Quality level and really help our team with direction a great investor in our network for the future.)

Lewa Abukhait, the Chief Investment Officer at iGate Holding, epitomizes seasoned professionalism with a proven track record of spearheading growth strategies, nurturing investor relations, and orchestrating successful investment rounds within the organization.

With a distinguished tenure as the Chief Investment Officer at DAAL, a leading venture capital fund in Saudi Arabia, Lewa showcased expertise in identifying promising startups and evaluating lucrative investment prospects. 

With a illustrious career spanning pivotal roles at Orange Jordan, MBC Group, and BlackBerry across the MENA region, Lewa Abukhait has cultivated a profound understanding of realizing scalability in technology solutions and advocating sustainability in business models. His bio serves as a testament to his adeptness in navigating the intricate landscape of strategic planning, investment appraisal, and mentorship within the dynamic realms of technology and venture capital.

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Ezz El Din Osama

INV-UAE-032

Meetings: 0

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Ezz is an experienced Investment Manager at Value Makers Studio ( VMS ) saudi based venture studio and used to be Portfolio Manager at EdVentures, an Edtech Venture capital, with a background in investment analysis and event planning.

He previously worked as a Senior Investment Analyst at Alexandria Angels Network, closing 8deals worth $9 million and reviewing 500+ startup companies in the last 18 months. Ezz holds a certificate in electromechanical engineering from Alexandria University and an MBA from the Arab Academy for Technology and Maritime.

He’s been involved in the startup scene since 2018, and focused on venture capital and private equity in 2020, demonstrating his ability to navigate complex financial landscapes.

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Adnan Sawadi

INV-UAE-033

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As Managing Director of Sawadi Ventures, a principal investor in Startupbootcamp—the world’s third-largest accelerator with over 1,600 investments and a commitment to deploy 300 million USD into 600 startups over the next three years—Adnan Sawadi oversees investment strategies and mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as an executive director within the investment fund.

Adnan’s background spans both the corporate sector and startup technology, where he has held positions ranging from entry-level to leadership, granting him a comprehensive perspective on the necessities for startup and business success.

Family-oriented, Adnan is a devoted husband and father of two, based in Dubai. Despite his local roots, his work demands a global presence, leading to regular travel to key cities including London, Amsterdam, Riyadh, and Dammam at least once a month.

Adnan is not primarily motivated by the financial returns from these endeavors; instead, he seeks to engage in significant investment opportunities, viewing this platform as a fertile ground for generating valuable leads.

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Evandro Oliveira

INV-UAE-036

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For nearly a decade, I’ve had the distinct privilege of serving as COO in the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, dedicating five enriching years on-site in the UAE. My role was pivotal in corporate development, intensive negotiations, and expansive consulting, directing multifaceted projects, technology adaptations, and global initiatives.

My leadership style, defined by expertise in Business, Project, and People Management, has fostered growth and skill transfer in regions like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Sudan, and the UAE. I’ve executed significant agreements, enhancing Channel Development, Key Account Management, and strategic business evolution.

Previous roles, like Director of Business Development and other global executive positions, have refined my leadership and strategic insight, embedding a deep commitment to honesty, integrity, and transparency within my strategic modus operandi. These principles are indispensable, guiding businesses towards growth, innovation, and noteworthy success.

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Mitesh Nandlaskar

INV-UAE-039

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Known for doing Angel investment and growth investment, leading them towards IPO. GTM Specialist for Australia, APAC, Mena, USA region.

Invested in 57 startups with INR 125cr fund raise. My Notable startup investments – Financepeer, Edugorilla, Ingenium, EbikeGo, Expertrons, Kerela Banana Chips, Kredily, Klassroom, Banksathi, Clensta, Tiea Connectors, HealthySure, Barbew, Nutrioze, Jarvis Invest and Oorjaa. Partial Exited in 3 startups with overall 10x returns in 18 months.

Also led Krishna Allied Industries, Arabian petrochem & Du Digital Global for a block buster SME IPO listing.

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Jamille Knop

INV-UAE-038

Meetings: 2

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Ahmad Al Jaaml – (5 Star – Was a pleasure meeting Jamille, we had a fruitful conversation. Very important contact to have.)

Paul Simon McIlvennie – (5 Star – She was excellent. Really understood the business current position and gave very insightful views for how to take the business forward. I would love to work with Jamille and happy for anybody she intends to introduce StepRack.com/with the App too further investment team member.) 

Entrepreneur and Business Development Specialist, leveraging expertise in Dubai’s dynamic market to drive growth and cultivate opportunities in Investments, Fashion, and Real Estate sectors.

I look for businesses who are looking for investments to connect them to a  group which has the facility to fund projects, but not before a proper study of the business plan by our project review team. 

I research for investment opportunities across different sectors, including but not limited to real estate, technology, hospitality, healthcare and finance. We build relationships with potential investors, both domestic and international, and presenting them with compelling investment opportunities in Dubai. 

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Dylan Attard

INV-UAE-040

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A dynamic surgeon with a strong background in the field of medicine, I am currently based in Malta, Europe, but my work allows me to travel all year round. I am the driving force behind Med-Tech World, a leading MedTech & HealthTech international conference brand, aiming to connect startup and investors as well as anyone else in between. 

My passion for startups and entrepreneurship is deeply rooted in my belief that these endeavours are the solution to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. I am dedicated to utilising my expertise and experience to foster innovation in the healthcare sector, harnessing the latest technologies and cutting-edge business strategies to achieve success.

I hold a profound appreciation for individuals who have triumphed over adversity, recognising the remarkable power of persistence. I am consistently drawn to the inspiring stories of those who have conquered significant obstacles to attain their goals and am committed to supporting others on their journey. There is nothing better than the story of the underdog. 

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Utpal Doshi

INV-UAE-041

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After spending more than 20 years in consulting, Utpal joined 100X.VC as a partner leading the Corporate Venture Capital Services. He works with corporates to unlock strategic, financial and technological ROI through access to credible deal flow. He is also an active angel investor with a portfolio on more than 30 startups. 

Utpal, a seasoned tax and finance professional, with an experience of over 20 years, will bring to the table his expertise of working closely with startups as an angel investor for international and domestic corporate clients. Utpal’s expertise lies in advising on strategic expansion and exploration of new markets which are at the core of CVC practice.

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Premchand Tanguturu

INV-UAE-043

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Prem has 20 years of experience in direct sales, business development, product strategy, market intelligence, and sales optimization, with a focus on enabling digital transformation for Enterprise clients.

His core competencies include managing strategic engagements, executing go-to-market plans, developing new products and markets, creating effective channels and partnerships, and negotiating and closing revenue deals. I also have a strong ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, such as product, engineering, marketing, legal, and top executives. I have successfully handled multiple market segments and regions, such as US, EMEA, India, APAC and have strengthened client relationships and customer satisfaction. 

As an Angel Investor he invests, mentors, advises many budding entrepreneurs and connects to his networks creating win-win.

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Vladyslav Nyshcheta

INV-UAE-042

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Vladyslav is a partner at a Switzerland and UAE based family offices. He is one of the members of the investment committee with a specialty in Tech and Growth. The family office and the group have been looking to invest in startups since Vladyslav came in, but since the beginning of this year, they have paused it due to extraordinary results in listed strategies.

Having a keen eye for identifying promising people and businesses helps Vladyslav in selecting high-potential candidates for investments. He was involved in the entire investment process, from identifying and selecting startups for the investment pipeline to conducting due diligence and valuation and assisting the CIO with investment decisions.

Via One4All Platform we like to share investment insights and equity deals (both listed and unlisted) for investors.

Vladyslav is always on the look for good unlisted investment opportunities to invest or to share with other investors in the network.

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Dagmar Turkova

INV-UAE-013

Meetings: 05

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Waqas Nakhwa – (3 Star – Ms. Dagmar is more of a broker and has majority connections in European market. As a founder looking for fund raise and investor relations was not a highly positive meeting. The objective was to meet some one who could be influential for building investor connections, or help the business in its objectives.)

Prabh – (5 Star – I had a great meeting Dagma, I went very clear on what are the outcomes from the meeting I want. And I was able to achieve each of those outcomes and more!! Got invaluable insights and direction from her which is helping me sharpen my pitch and eventually leading me towards finding the right investor and investment.)

I’m a business strategist and startup mentor with over two decades of experience in different industries, particularly in the Middle East region. Presently, I am situated in the UAE, leveraging my extensive knowledge and insights to support startups and businesses in this dynamic market. My primary areas of expertise include Investment Relations, Fundraising, Partnerships, and Business Development.
 
Throughout my career, I’ve held senior roles in asset management, private banking, and private equity. Backed by a master’s degree focusing on Corporate Management and Company Valuation, complemented by an MBA in Finance from City University of Seattle, I offer a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of financial management, investment readiness and strategic decision-making.
 
Committed to supporting entrepreneurs, I’m driven by a passion for fostering strategic partnerships and investment readiness, with a particular dedication to championing female-led initiatives and advancing global business development. I firmly believe in the power of collaboration and flexibility in decision-making, recognizing them as key drivers of success in today’s fast-paced business landscape.
 
In recent years, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring 150+ local and global startups, offering expertise in pitch preparation, investment readiness, go-to-market strategy, valuation, financial management, networking, and partnerships. Leveraging my extensive industry contacts, I connect startups with key stakeholders in the UAE and beyond, serving as a trusted ally in their journey towards success.
 
I’ve also served as a judge in pitch competitions. Area of Expertise:
• Pitch Preparation • Investment Readiness • Go to Market Strategy • Valuation for Startups • Financial Management • Strategic Planning • Networking & Partnership • Customer Acquisition & Retention

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Stuart Minnaar

INV-UAE-016

Meetings: 2

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I run Fundie Ventures, an impact investment studio based in Madrid. We invest in European and African climate startups raising between €500k and €2.5m. We have an angel network that invests up to €250k per deal.

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Sekayi M

INV-UAE-023

Meetings: 2

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Farid – (5 Star – It’s good)

I have a background in management consulting, digital banking and fintech/blockchain investing, I’ve worked on:
– a RoboAdviser at Barclays, digital transformation at Deutsch Bank treasury and built the innovation lab at HSBC.
– angel investing for 10yrs in fintech, crypto and web 3 and a venture partner for New York based VC, Republic.
– mentoring for top fintech, web3 accelerators: Outlier Ventures, R3 Ventures, Alchemist…
– board member at the London Intercultural Centre and various DeFi and web 3 startups.

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Arda Atalay

INV-UAE-025

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With over 27 years of experience in the technology sector, I am the Regional Director at LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.

My core competencies are strategy, management, and leadership, which I have honed through various certifications, such as the INSEAD International Board of Directors and Cranfield University Executive Management Programs.

I am passionate about empowering people and organizations to achieve their full potential, leveraging the power of data, insights, and networks.
I also support and invest in several startups and social enterprises, as an advisory board member, mentor, and investor.

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Doreen Xu

INV-UAE-029

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Doreen is currently a generalist VC focused on investing largely in A and B rounds, with some seed deals as well.

Doreen joined Touchdown Ventures in August 2023. Prior to Touchdown Ventures, she spent 8 years in the finance and investing space, as an investment banker, private equity investor, and more recently, a growth equity investor. 

Doreen graduated magna cum laude and with High Honors from Harvard University with an AB in Economics and East Asian Studies.

Outside Touchdown, Doreen is the co-founder of Hackers and Backers, a group of almost 200 investors and VCs in the Bay area. She is also an advisor for NEC-X and loves supporting entrepreneurs and startups in all capacities.

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