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#109 MENA Special Series - Laila Hassan, Algebra Ventures

#109 MENA Special Series - Laila Hassan, Algebra Ventures

New episode of The European VC podcast is out 🥳

This is the third of a four episode long special on the MENA region here at The European VC. Today, we’re welcoming Laila Hassan, General Partner at Algebra Ventures. She has joined their second, $90 million fund, and her appointment marks progress in Egypt’s VC ecosystem, becoming the country’s second female partner at a VC.

This special series of episodes focuses on everything MENA VC, bridging the gap with its European counterparts. We intend to shed light on the ins and outs of venture in the MENA region and promote collaboration between these two beautiful regions.

For this special series of episodes we welcome our dear friend and special co-host Mostafa Gado.

In this episode you’ll learn:

- The conditions that give the Egyptian Market a kind of crystal ball effect

- The trends and opportunities in the MENA region through the eyes of a first-time fund manager

- Why relationship-building is key in such a small ecosystem like VC

- Laila's values, core learnings and suggestions for emerging managers

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