64 minutes 51 seconds
Published on June 24, 2024

Tarek Assaad, Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures

In this episode of the Lucidity Insights podcast, "The Perfect Pitch," Tarek Assaad of Algebra Ventures shares his remarkable journey from an engineer to a venture capitalist, he looks into the unique challenges and opportunities within the Egyptian startup ecosystem, reflecting on how economic turbulence can sometimes inspire exceptional growth. Tarek provides valuable insights into building sustainable value, navigating the complexities of venture capital, and the critical importance of strategic partnerships for long-term success. Whether you're a founder, investor, or student, this episode offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, bringing practical advice and insightful perspectives to help you succeed in the entrepreneurial world.

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