45 minutes 20 seconds
Published on March 19, 2024

Noor Sweid, Founding Partner of Global Ventures

In this episode of 'The Perfect Pitch,' Noor Sweid, Founding Partner of Global Ventures, joins us to share her journey from strategy consulting at Accenture to leading a Dubai-based growth-stage venture capital firm. Noor discusses her insights on the MENA venture capital landscape, the importance of building a strong founding team, and the essential traits of successful entrepreneurs. She also delves into the role of government in fostering innovation, the unique challenges faced by startups in Egypt, and the key factors in achieving product market fit. Noor's experience in scaling businesses, exiting ventures, and navigating the tumultuous market dynamics provides invaluable advice for entrepreneurs, founders, and investors alike. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to succeed in raising capital.

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