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#114 Sharif El-Badawi, Dubai Future District Fund

#114 Sharif El-Badawi, Dubai Future District Fund

New episode of The European VC podcast is out 🥳

This is the last of a four episode long special on the MENA region here at The European 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 region and promote collaboration between Europe and MENA.

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

And as a guest, we welcome Sharif El-Badawi, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Future District Fund, the evergreen venture capital fund of funds of Dubai, anchored by the Dubai International Finance Centre and the Dubai Future Foundation with an initial 1 billion Dirham in committed capital.

In this episode you’ll learn:

– How Sharif built a stellar operator career in Silicon Valley and came back to the MENA region with the ambition, skills and network to make a true difference

– The most complete overview of what Dubai Future District Fund as one of the region’s most powerful LPs have in store for us

– Sharif’s views on the state of VC in MENA, where we’re headed and how European VCs should think about raising from MENA-based LPs

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