Ahmed Alfi is the founder and Chairman of Sawari Ventures a Cairo Based venture capital firm, founded in 2010, aiming to help transform the Egyptian and MENA region economics through the creation of sustainable, high impact businesses.
In 2011, Sawari Ventures created and funded Flat 6Labs, its own startup accelerator. Mr. Alfi is also the founder and chairman of Nafham Education, an online educational platform linked to the mandated public curriculum, providing free crowdsourced 5-20 minutes video lessons revised by professionals. He has also previously served as CEO of EFG private Equity and prior to that co-founded Hybrid Capital Partners, a private investment partnership. Sawari and Flat6Labs have funded and helped launch 45 companies in the past 3 years. Prior to that he also served as CEO at Alfigen, a genetic diagnostic company. He has extensive experience in creating and nurturing early stage companies, as well as structuring international M&A transactions and was Senior VP of Jefferies & Company, where he worked for 10 years . He is currently a member of the Board of directors of Waqf Endowment, and several for profit and non-profit boards.