00:30 What inspired you to become a VC?
03:19 What is your investment thesis? What is the motivation for your thesis?
05:39 What are you currently reading or learning or listening to these days?
06:38 In 2 years, how do you see venture capital evolved or changed?
08:17 How do people contact you?
08:34 Thank you
Featured Guest Bio:
Amal Enan is a Managing Director at Global Ventures ‘GV’, the emerging markets VC fund leading their investments in North Africa and the Levant. Prior to Global Ventures, Amal was the former Executive Director of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund “EAEF”. Amal joined EAEF as the first of employee and since then, the organization grew to over USD 300 mn under management, seeded 4 first time fund managers and invested in a number of Egyptian companies that address high development needs in Egypt. Prior to EAEF, Amal was part of a team of economists at the Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance where she formulated reform policies, drafted sections of the State Budget and negotiated with international organizations on matters that touch the lives of millions of Egyptians. Before the Ministry of Finance, Amal built her investment experience at the International Finance Corporation where she was an Associate Investment Officer at the Infrastructure Department working on debt and equity projects in MENA. Amal started her career in the research department of EFG-Hermes as a junior economist and became a CFA Charter holder in the years to follow. Amal received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors in Economics from Cairo University.
Global Ventures is an international venture capital firm, investing in founders and ideas across emerging markets. We back global-minded founders that are leading growth-stage companies and using technology to transform emerging markets and the world. The Global Ventures team is a diverse, collaborative, talented and curious group of professionals who, combined, have years of experience and expertise building and scaling companies.
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