39 minutes 53 seconds
Published on March 23, 2024

Nader Albastaki, Managing Director at Dubai Future District Fund

In his role as Managing Director of the government-owned Dubai Future District Fund, Nader Albastaki shares with us his views on what the difference might be for a founder coming to an evergreen Government fund versus a private VC fund. He also speaks into the important role all players must play - from investors to regulators and startup founders to ensure strong ecosystem development. Tune into Nader's insights on the startup fundraising journey and learn about Nader's and DFDF’s process in identifying the right founders. Additionally, find out why Nader is bullish on 2024.

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