From Garage to Series B

Iliad Partners Founder & Managing Partner moderated panel at Endeavor KSA FF Investor Day
March 22, 2017

Endeavor Saudi Arabia - Fast Forward Investor Day

Panel V: From Garage To Series B

Moderator: Christos Mastoras, Founder & Managing Partner, Iliad Partners

- Nawaf Al-Sahhaf - CEO, Badir Program for Technology Incubators
- Faris Alrashid - Founder & Chairman, Oqal
- Hani Enaya - Head of Investments, Taqniya

The panel discussed key questions on scaling startups from seed stage to Series B:

  • The importance of business incubators and angel networks in developing start-ups

  • The critical steps for scaling-up businesses from seed stage to Series B and having an effective growth strategy

  • Impact of internal & external factors, for example: team, funding, mentoring, ecosystem support, regulation, etc.

  • Role of VCs: how can investors in KSA + MENA support startups, what are the gaps, and what can be done better

  • The challenges and opportunities that Saudi entrepreneurs face; how will / should things evolve going forward

For more information on the event:

Launching the 2017 Endeavor Saudi Fast Forward Boot Camp and Investor Day

2017 Endeavor Saudi Fast Forward Program