Will technology and tech platforms do for emerging markets what decades of development aid have failed to do? Noor Sweid is one of the brightest investors in the MEA VC firmament and she’s working on an answer to this very question. She’s joining us for an exclusive, one-to-one live and interactive interview online on 12 August, 3pm BST.
Noor is a senior partner at Global Ventures, a Dubai-based firm with investments in firms such as mumzworlds, Kitopi, Helium Health and Mamo Pay. Global Ventures takes a unique approach to EM VC by focusing strictly on enterprise tech companies that will scale alongside core demographic and employment trends in the Middle East and Africa region. The pandemic has brought a greater focus on healthcare, naturally, but Noor is clear that the opportunity lies in secular fast-growth regional economies empowered by innovative tech.