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SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
News and Updates from Global Ventures!
New Announcement
Global Ventures is excited to welcome new members to the team!
Medea Nocentini joined as Chief Operating Officer at Global Ventures.  She is also Co-Founder of Companies Creating Change (C3), a UAE-based organization fostering social enterprise in the MENAT region.  Medea previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at the AW Rostamani Group
Sajjad Kamal joined GV as a Venture Healthcare Partner.  Prior to that, he was the co-founder and CTO of YC backed AlemHealth, Ltd.  Sajjad also co-founded Beneple and was also the chief technology officer, also a Healthcare Transformer at StartUp Health.  He graduated with a BMath, Math/CS at University of Waterloo.
Portfolio News
 Indian leaders in the GCC.  Congratulations to portfolio company 's Geet Bhalla and Digvijay Pratap for being featured in Gulf Business ' list of top "India Leaders in the GCC 2020". See the full list here.
 Nathan’s Famous Launches Kitopi Partnership to Bring Nathan’s Famous to All of Dubai via Delivery.  Congratulations to portfolio 's success in partnering with and helping them expand in the Gulf. Read more on Business Wire.
 The technology firm digitising health in Nigeria 's Tito Ovia talks about their work building an interconnected ecosystem of technology solutions that improve healthcare access, quality and affordability.  Watch the full video here.
Regulatory sandbox at heart of Egyptian fintech boom
's Alain El Hajj and Islam Shawky were recently interviewed to discuss their business model and growth, the importance of digital payments, and more. The
full article can be accessed here.
Global Ventures in the News
 Digital Health in MEA: AN Overview.  We compiled our findings about what the post-COVID19 business landscape will look like into our 2020 MEA Digital Health Report here.
 Investing in ‘good’ to solve today’s global crisis.  Noor Sweid discusses why investors should focus on impact investment going forwardWatch the discussion here.
 A Mindshift Revolution to Mastering Negotiations.Amal Enan and Medea Nocentini addressed strategic negotiation tactics, changing the narrative, and outcomes during Hub71's WomenWhoTech 
workshop series.
 Ep 95: Basil Moftah, General Partner, Global Ventures.  Hear Basil Moftah talk about the exciting future of Global Ventures and investing in the region on IBS Intelligence's podcast with Robin Amlot! Listen here.
 Healthcare Investments Needs and Opportunities in GCCBasil Moftah moderated a panel on future investment trends in the GCC's healthcare industry during the Healthcare Disrupters Congress with Dr. Mohamad Hamade, Sarper Tanli, Basem Abu Dagga, and Walid Tohme.
 Global Ventures's Noor Sweid sees a rapidly changing VC market in MENA.  Read Noor's recent publication here to learn more about the changing tech ecosystem in the region, and how healthcare and health tech has reached an inflection point in the region.
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