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Category: Thoughts

December 8 2013

Is VC a Science or an Art? There is no room for debate now! It’s becoming mostly a science! How come? Well, read Steve Blank’s post about: “The Investment Readiness Level” and you will agree. I have attended Venture Capital[…]

November 5 2013

It’s amazing to see several angel networks from different Arab countries come together to create one bigger community for all. Imagine that you as an entrepreneur can connect to members of all angel investment networks in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi[…]

July 1 2013

A high risk globl startup, based in Amman, with lots of uncertainties, unproven business model, low salaries, long working hours, and lots of continuous changes and pivots, is looking for: – Geeky Backend Web Developer, – Creative Web Designer/Frontend Developer[…]

June 25 2013

My dear friend, and ex-colleague at N2V, @mrarrabi has published some thoughts on Wamda titled: “Is Venture Capital the right investment model for startups in the Arab world?“. Here is my feedback, hoping to start a constructive conversation about this[…]

June 1 2013

It’s very easy to identify great people to learn from. However, it’s not easy to get them as mentors! Such people are really busy, and you’re lucky if you get to meet them once a year. I thought that I[…]

April 26 2013

When I wanted to start my own VC firm, I considered more than 5 names. But the best available name was Sinbad Ventures, which was inspired by the stories Bahjat Homsi (@BahjatHomsi) used to tell me about Sindibad The Sailor and[…]

February 10 2013

This is a follow up post to my “VC Pivot” post earlier. It took me some time to finalize the new model for Sinbad Ventures and to find the right technical partner to do it. Below is the new model[…]

January 1 2013

Few days ago when I finished a mentorship meeting in Costa Coffee at City Mall, I met two other Jordanian game-preneurs who were working at the same cafe, and we had a quick chat about online and mobile social games[…]

November 1 2012

It has been five months since I started raising the first fund for Sinbad Ventures, and it’s been tough. More details about it can be found in my previous post: “Thoughts About My Fundraising Experience So Far“. Now, after attending[…]

September 25 2012

When I started my VC fundraising journey, I wanted to work silently until I have some traction and then share my experience and thoughts about it. However, I am thinking now, why not to share it as it happens?! Few[…]

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