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Hasan Haider

Venture Partner
500 Startups
MENA Geek

Hasan Haider is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, the most active Venture Capital firm in the world, based in Silicon Valley, with 1,200+ investments in 50+ countries and $200m in AuM. Hasan heads up the firms practice in the MENA region, with the Arabic speaking market being a core area of focus. 500 Startups has invested in 30+ startups in the region over the course of the last 2 years, including Wuzzuf, Jamalon and fetchr. Hasan is also the CEO and founder of Tenmou, the first business angel’s organization in Bahrain and one of the first in the MENA region, and a founding member of the MENA Angel Investors Network (MAIN), an association of all the active angel investment groups in the 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 is taught to Entrepreneurship Policy makers at Babson College. Hasan is an active support of startups in the MENA region, having invested in close to 40 of them, and looks to continue to actively invest in seed stage startups across the region.

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