What Investors Want: MEVP's Walid Hanna On Assessing Enterprises For Investment

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Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and Mohamed Alabbar have joined to launch the Middle East Venture Fund III (MEVFIII) to support the ecosystem, with a target size of US$250 million, and a focus on early-stage and growth stage ventures in the tech sector in the MENA and Turkey region.

In this #EntMETalks episode, Walid Hanna, Founding Partner and CEO, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), talks about the launch of the fund. Hanna discusses their strategy in assessing enterprises seeking investments from MEVP, emphasizing on the people. "What's really more relevant is the people behind the venture: how experienced, and how much relevant experience they have to the startup itself," he says. He also talks about his investment wins and losses, and his thoughts on the current VC landscape of the UAE and GCC.

Related: Mohamed Alabbar On Supporting Tech Startups With US$250 Million VC Fund With MEVP

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