Issa Aghabi
Venture Captial, IFC - MENAP Lead

Speaker Profile

Issa has been in the finance and investments industry for 14+ years with a focus on Venture Capital in the wider TMT space. He has successfully closed over 50+ direct and indirect investment deals (from $100K to $25M per transaction), managed over $150m in MENA Venture funds and served as a BOD member for a number of companies, providing commercial and business strategies, along with general operational, and financial support. In 2015, he led the exit of twofour54's largest two investments, and more recently in 2017, led the exit of IFC’s largest MENA direct deal, souq.com. He also led the creation and launch a leading accelerator in the MENA region. He currently heads IFC MENAP venture investments both from a Direct (early stage and growth capita) and Indirect (accelerators and fund of fund) perspective.

 

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