Startup Grind Muscat is back on January 10th with Hasan Haidar of +VC, a newly established venture capital firm, focused on Seed and Early-stage investments in the MENA region and diaspora.
Hasan was previously Managing Partner, MENA at 500 Startups and led the firm's growth in the MENA region over the last 5 years, turning 500 Startups into the most active VC fund in the MENA region.
The conversation will focus on Hasan's journey, lessons along the way, the raison d'etre of Plus VC, and what they're looking for in their portfolio of companies. It's a great opportunity to join this event if you're a startup. It's also for anyone interested in the VC landscape across the region.
More about Hasan
Hasan Haider has over 10 years of experience investing in MENA startups. Hasan is the Founder and Managing Partner of +VC, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the MENA region. Hasan was previously Managing Partner, MENA at 500 Startups and led the firm's growth in the MENA region over the last 5 years, turning 500 Startups into the most active VC fund in the MENA region, raising and deploying the 500 Falcons fund, building partnerships and running programs in the region to help build the regional ecosystem. Hasan has invested in more than 180 startups in the region over the course of the last 10 years.
Prior to 500, Hasan was the co-founder and CEO of Tenmou, the first business angel’s organization in Bahrain and one of the first in the MENA region. Hasan’s work in developing angel investment in emerging markets through Tenmou has been picked up as a case study by the World Bank and was taught to Entrepreneurship Policy makers at Babson College.
Previously, Hasan’s career was in finance and investment banking at Sico where he spent a number of years.