Mr. Hany Al-Sonbaty
Sawari Ventures

Hany Al-Sonbaty is the co-founder of Sawari Ventures, a venture capital firm, and its associated start-up accelerator Flat6labs. Sawari Ventures and Flat6Labs provide value-add seed and growth capital, a creative workspace for the start-up companies and directly support the entrepreneurs through an extensive network of partner entities, mentors and co-investors with a presence in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Lebanon and Bahrain.

Prior to co-founding Sawari Ventures and Flat6Labs, he was a Partner and Member of the Investment Committee at EFG-Hermes Private Equity (EHPE), a leading private equity house in the Middle East. During his twelve-year career there, he served as the Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) investment division, managing a TMT portfolio of $200 million across four funds. He also founded Ideavelopers, EHPE’s dedicated venture capital arm pioneering the introduction of institutional venture capital in MENA and launching the Technology Development Funds (TDF I & II) one of the region’s first serial TMT-focused venture capital funds.


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