Investors Attending

Take a look at a selection of industry investors coming to Dubrovnik who will be attending and some be on stage at Techne Summit Dubrovnik 2019. Stay tuned as we announce more updates to the lineup!

Tarek El Kady
  • Tarek El Kady
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • Alexandria Angel Network
  • Alexandria Angel Net..
  • Egypt
  • Tarek El Kady is a leading entrepreneur in his native Alexandria, Egypt. Born and raised in Alexandria, Tarek has worked in the U.S. as a part-time web designer before launching his first company called WebArchitect. After a successful decade in this business, he launched Markade which focuses on marketing, advertising and branding. Eventually, he started Cactus which is an event management and on ground activation agency. Lastly formed KD Group which manages the operations of the three agencies and their clients which are local, regional and global. Last year, Tarek shook up the technology world by hosting two episodes of Techne Summit in Alexandria (October 2015 & May 2016). Techne Summit is a two-day international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: industry professionals as speakers, technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, users and media representatives. In December 2016, Tarek announced the launch of Alexandria Angels, the first Alexandria based Angel Network. Consisting of a select group of founding members, all experienced in business and enthusiastic about entrepreneurship in Alexandria, the newly established network seeks to invest in promising, high-growth startups in Alexandria and the Nile delta region from mid next year onwards. The announcement came during the opening of Rise Up Summit, the leading entrepreneurship event in the Middle East and Africa. In February 2017, Tarek launched the first of its kind nation-wide roadshow to empower entrepreneurs all over Egypt Techne Drifts - Three drifts that are in the format of a road show which kick-started by Upper Egypt, as a one-day summits in three different cities Assiut, Sohag and Aswan. Then Delta in three other cities Mansoura, Zagazig and Tanta. The Canal Drift will soon follow on 15,16 March 2017 in Suez and Port-Said respectively. Tarek is passionate about helping young people.

Loay El Shawarby
  • Loay El Shawarby
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Shehata, Attorneys-at- Law.
  • Shehata, Attorneys-a..
  • Egypt
  • Partner: Shehata, Attorneys-at- Law. Practising in the areas of start-up structuring, governance, pre-growth and growth venture finance; international trade agreements – antidumping, subsidies, safeguards and countervailing measures; international business transactions; joint ventures; and competition laws. Angel investor: Invested in Nebras Technology, Abu Erdan Technology, Eventtus, Insanyah, and Nawah Scientific, among others. Member of the Cairo and Alexandria Angels Networks. Mentor at V-Lab - AUC; Imagine Cup - GUC; the Reactor Program - Innoventures; Gesr - Misr Elkheir; TIEC; and Flat-6- Labs. (Current board member of HEGTA.) Previously, chairman of the board of the Nahdet Elmahrousa NGO – (2009 – 2016). And, member of the adjunct faculty, teaching business law. The school of management, the American University in Cairo (2014 – 2016)

Julian Costley
  • Julian Costley
  • Investor | Author | Chairman
  • Investor | Author |..
  • United Kingdom
  • Julian Costley is the author of the guidebook for entrepreneurs: HOW TO: USE CROWDFUNDING. He’s an expert on raising capital, an active angel investor, and a professional chairman/NED.

    He was a Country Manager at Thomson Reuters, then created his own TV channel on BSB (later BSkyB), then founding CEO of France Telecom’s Globecast satellite company. He then met venture capitalist Hermann Hauser in 1998 and together they created E*TRADE UK the UK’s first all-Internet stockbroking firm and effected a trade sale at the height of the dotcom boom. 

    Since then he has invested in 22 companies and become chairman/NED or adviser to many more focusing on the financial services, media, telecoms, and internet markets in UK, Netherlands, Scandinavia, France, Canada, and China. He’s also leading a start-up which will launch in Autumn 2018.

    He is an occasional lecturer/mentor/MBA course judge at London Business School, Said (Oxford) University, EDHEC (Nice), UM (Barcelona), and Skema Business School (Sophia Antipolis). 

    He now lives back in the UK after 7 years in France. His interests/passions are his four children, design, storytelling, sailing, tennis, guitar, and opera.

Jure Mikuž
  • Jure Mikuž
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • South Central Ventures
  • South Central Ventur..
  • Croatia
  • Jure Mikuz is a VC fund manager with broad experience in deal structuring, business modelling and helping startups to grow their businesses.

    Jure founded the first Slovenian VC Fund, raising funds from established Slovenian companies and public sources. Jure serves as a board member in multiple portfolio companies including Celtra, Marg, and Degordian. He actively promotes entrepreneurship and regularly holds lectures on finance and fundraising procedures for the start-up. Jure holds a M.Sc. in Management from the University of Ljubljana.

    Jure is also the co-founder and managing partner at South Central Ventures. With offices in Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, South Central Ventures (SCV), through Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF), is focused on tech companies in the Balkans. The € 40 million fund is dedicated primarily to early stage and growth investments.

Farah Zaki
  • Farah Zaki
  • Head of Venture Growth
  • Head of Venture Grow..
  • Falak Startups
  • Falak Startups
  • Egypt
  • Farah has experience in both entrepreneurship and venture capital. She is currently the Head of Venture Growth at Falak Startups and has previously founded an Edutainment start-up of her own and worked with Endeavor Egypt. Prior to Falak Startups, Farah was with NI Capital’s Advisory team, working closely with government officials to address systemic challenges across various sectors.

    On the side, Farah heads NOLA Cupcake’s events business and does educational consultancy. Farah graduated from King’s College London with a BA in Development and Urban Geography and a specialization in Urban Policy.

Ben White
  • Ben White
  • Founder, Director and CEO
  • Founder, Director an..
  • VC4Africa
  • VC4Africa
  • Netherlands

David Van Dijk
  • David Van Dijk
  • Cofounder, Director General
  • Cofounder, Director..
  • ABAN Angels
  • ABAN Angels
  • Netherlands

Nenad Moslavac
  • Nenad Moslavac
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Belgrade Impact Hub
  • Belgrade Impact Hub
  • Serbia and Montenegro

Jacopo Losso
  • Jacopo Losso
  • Director of Secretariat
  • Director of Secretar..
  • EBAN
  • EBAN
  • Belgium

Nicholas Rouhana
  • Nicholas Rouhana
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • IM Capital
  • IM Capital
  • Lebanon

Rui Falcão
  • Rui Falcão
  • Co-founder and Angel investor
  • Co-founder and Angel..
  • Red Angels
  • Red Angels
  • Portugal

Nazeh Ben Ammar
  • Nazeh Ben Ammar
  • President and Founding Board Member
  • President and Foundi..
  • Carthage Business Angels
  • Carthage Business An..
  • Tunisia

Maja Brkljačić
  • Maja Brkljačić
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development..
  • Algebra Lab
  • Algebra Lab
  • Croatia

Panagiotis Karampinis
  • Panagiotis Karampinis
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Endeavor Greece
  • Endeavor Greece
  • Greece

Sakis Triantafyllakis
  • Sakis Triantafyllakis
  • Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Manager
  • Entrepreneur Selecti..
  • Endeavor Greece
  • Endeavor Greece
  • Greece

Marie Therese
  • Marie Therese
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Egypt

Omar Khashaba
  • Omar Khashaba
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Associate
  • Algebra Ventures
  • Algebra Ventures
  • Egypt