About Saed Nashef (سائد ناشف)
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 Yamsafer, SoukTel, 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.
Saed Nashef سائد ناشفA technologist, entrepreneur, and investor, I co-founded Sadara Ventures – the first early-stage venture capital in Palestine – to invest in exceptional entrepreneurs and help them build great companies. This blog is my attempt to capture and share some of my thoughts and experiences along this journey. Read more ...
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