About Saed Nashef (سائد ناشف)

Saed Nashef

Saed Nashef

Saed Nashef is Founding Partner at Sadara Ventures, the first early-stage venture capital firm in Palestine investing in Internet, mobile, and software startups. He currently serves on the boards of YamsaferSoukTel, WebTeb, and SocialDice.

As an entrepreneur, Saed founded and was Managing Director of Equiom-MENA (acquired), a company based in Ramallah, Palestine; that delivered software-outsourcing services to clients in US and European markets. He also co-founded and was previously CTO of Equiom, Inc., a software consultancy and technology incubation firm based in Bellevue, Washington.

Prior to Equiom, Saed lead a team of software engineers at Fidesic, a Seattle-based, venture-backed Internet startup launched in 2000 to provide B2B electronic invoice presentment and payment services. Before that, he spent six years at Microsoft in various software engineering and leadership roles.

Saed speaks regularly on tech entrepreneurship, impact, and early-stage investing. As a speaker, he has participated in various regional and international conferences including Social Finance Forum, Milken Global Conference, CMED-Doha Conference, TEDx, and Palestinian Business & Investment Forum, among others.

In June 2010, Saed served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Palestine Investment Conference in Bethlehem. He was also a Palestinian delegate to the U.S. Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in April 2010 in Washington, DC.

In July 2011, Saed graduated from the Kauffman Fellows Program as the first Kauffman Fellow in the Arab Middle East, and was awarded the Class 14 Jeff Timmons Memorial Award for service.

 

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