Walid is the founding partner and chief executive officer of Middle East Venture Partners. Walid has been active in venture capital and in new venture development for the past 18 years with more than 50 VC investments executed since 2010. Prior to founding MEVP and growing its assets under management to $120m, Walid was the chief executive officer of Dubai International Capital’s venture arm the Arab Business Angels Network, which managed a regional seed venture fund as well as the first business angels network in the Arab World. Prior to ABAN he served on the investment management team of Abraaj Capital. Walid has co-founded, invested in, led and exited several startups in the MENA region, spanning a range of industries, including technology, consumer finance, and hospitality.