Episode Description

cc: growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

After gaining exposure in the private equity sector and advising startups for several years Laila joined 500 MENA in 2019. She is currently the General Partner of Algebra Ventures, a $90M early stage fund focused on Egypt.

What’s in this episode?

1) Evolution of the MENA ecosystem over the past decade

2) 500’s investment thesis in MENA

3) Comparing opportunities along the region

4) Opportunities and gaps in the funding environment

You can reach us through our website or @getcced on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and Linkedin. Hosted by Enis Hulli, Rina Onur and Arin Ozkula.

Enis Hulli

500 Istanbul – General Partner

Enis aims to cultivate and grow local ecosystems, help talented entrepreneurs in building explosive businesses that will re-shape the future. As a General Partner at 500 Startups, Enis works to integrate Central Eastern Europe and Turkey with Silicon Valley. He has done 40+ investments that have collectively raised more than $300M in the past 3 years.