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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[…]

April 8 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ibrahim Manna (@manna_87), a serial entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of Wheels Express. “Wheel Express” was expected to be one of the top Jordanian startups in the e-Commerce industry. It all started as[…]

February 18 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing Sohaib Thiab (@SohaibThiab), a serial entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of Wizards Productions. Wizards was expected to be one of the top Jordanian startups in the online/mobile games industry, it was funded by[…]

February 11 2013

As mentioned earlier in my VC Pivot post, I am working on a new web show to interview entrepreneurs, angel investors, and VCs to create a venue for everyone to share knowledge and experience. This also fits with the need[…]

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[…]

June 12 2012

Whenever I start talking about global startups from Arabia, I always get these questions: Are there any ones in here? And if there are, can they really compete with international startups?! My answer is always yes and yes! Arab global[…]

April 12 2012

Finally, there is a place in Amman that can be considered the Silicon Valley of Jordan, or even, of Arabia! But it’s not exactly a Valley this time, it’s a mountain. If you are starting a company, you have to[…]

December 16 2011

يمكن قراءة التدوينة والقصة المصورة باللغة العربية على موقع زاجل على هذا الرابط After being in the venture capital industry for few years, I started to think that lots of the topics that we discuss on daily basis became rules[…]

July 9 2011

One year ago, I wrote a blog post about our investment in Yebab.com, and I shared the reasons why we invested in it and how we could help. Now, and after almost a year, Alhamdu Lellah, I have great news[…]

August 11 2010

There are some great regional and international websites, blogs and podcasts that I consider a must for all entrepreneurs and even VCs. I would like to share a list of those blogs with you and would appreciate[…]