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Sharif El-Badawi, CEO of Dubai Future District Fund

Sharif El-Badawi from DFDF reveals his take on Venture Capital in the region, and some potent advice for founders on approaching venture capital for funding, especially considering the current climate. He imparts a lot of wisdom, from what he thinks makes the perfect founding team, how to do your homework well, what characteristics he looks for in a winning founder, and the importance of embracing an existential crises… All in the name of crafting the perfect pitch. 

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