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Meet the investors

attending LEAP

LEAP is a melting pot of global innovation with investors from over 48 countries gathering to find the next big thing. With interests in everything from FinTech, HealthTech, AI and E-commerce - you can expect some intense networking during this international event.


Our seasoned investors joined us from all over the world to find the most brilliant participating start-ups. From investors at top firms to seasoned tech entrepreneurs, they are looking out for outstanding candidates, ready to impress and achieve success! 

Adam Ladjadj

Founder, Oros MFO

Adam Ladjadj is currently a CIO at a Royal Private Office. He is the Founding partner of Oros Multi Family Office and Oros Asset Management. He is a leader in the Family Office Ecosystem within the UAE and currently the Founder of The Emirates Family Office Association.

Fady Yacoub

Managing Partner, HOF Capital

Fady Yacoub is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at HOF Capital, where he focuses on companies leveraging frontier technologies to reshape massive industries.

GV Ravishanka

Managing Director, Sequoia Capital  

At Sequoia, GV Ravishankar advises on both technology as well as non-technology investments. He’s deeply interested in technology’s role in helping to drive efficiencies, reduce costs and improve access in consumer and healthcare markets.

Tugce Ergul

Partner, Hypernova Capital / Angel Labs

Alliott Cole

CEO & Founder, Octopus Ventures

Alliott joined Octopus Ventures in 2008 and became CEO in 2017. Over this time the team has backed more than 120 entrepreneurs and has grown to become one of Europe’s largest and most active venture investors with over £1.3 billion under management.

Faisal Aftab 

Co-Founder & GP, Zayn Capital

Faisal is a Co-Founder of Zayn Capital; He is the Managing Partner of Zayn BitRate Fund, a venture capital fund with a primary focus on seed stage ventures in Pakistan.

Giovanni Jackson 

CEO-President, TGE Inc.

Giovanni Jackson is a thirty-plus year entertainment industry veteran with experience in film and television as an executive producer, actor, recording artist and financier.

Jonathan Keidan

Co Founder, Torch Capital

Jonathan has spent his career at the intersection of the media, technology and entertainment industries. He is the Co-Founder of digital media company InsideHook and the Founder of Torch Capital.

Yasin Aboudaoud

Chief Development Officer & Managing Partner, Brinc

Juan Caño

Managing Director (MIRA), Head of Iberia, Macquarie Asset Management

Juan is responsible for developing and managing Macquarie’s business presence in Spain and Portugal. Before joining MIRA in 2010, Juan’s career experience spanned deal origination execution, asset management and fundraising.

Kinga Stanislawska

Managing General Partner, Co-Founder, Experior VC

Mashal Waqar

Founder & Managing Director, Milestone Ventures

Nick Cooney 

Managing Partner, Lever VC

Sardar Ahmed Durrani

Partner, Osiris Group

Suveer Arenja

Director - PE & VC Investments

Vera Futorjanski

CEO & Founder, Veritas Ventures

William Bao Bean

General Partner (SOSV), Managing Director (Orbit Startups), SOSV

Vianney Mathonnet

Director Family Office, Kappafrik Group

Fares Bardeesi

Founder & Managing Partner, Sukna Ventures

Christos Mastoras 

Founder & Managing Partner, Iliad Partners

Brad Otto

Principal, SpringTide

Mohamad Kaswani

Venture Partner, Flashpoint Venture Capital

Julia Sohajda

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vespucci Partners

Julia Sohajda, co-founder and managing partner of Vespucci Partners, is the only Hungarian to be included in the 2022 Forbes 30 under 30 list, working with incredible ambition every day to make our world more innovative and sustainable.

Mahdi Aladel

CEO, Aramco Ventures

Milad Alucozai

Venture Partner, Entrepreneur First

Paul Dugsin 

General Partner, Raiven Capital

Reema Khan

CEO, Green Sands Equity

Ryaan Sharif

General Manager, Flat6Labs

Shane Shin

Founding Partner, Shorooq 

Teddy Himler

Global Investment Partner, Antler

Viktoriya Tigipko

Founder, TA Ventures

Hasan Haider

Partner, +VC

Abdulaziz AlOmran

Founding Partner & CEO, IMPACT46 

Hughes Lachlan  

Head of Venture Capital, Aditum Investment Management 

Timothy Draper

Silicon Valley Investor, Founder, Draper Associates

Karim Radwan

Chief Investment Officer, Chimera Capital

Marcel Dridje

President Emeritus, Sophia Business Angels

Mohammed Alzubi

Founder & Managing Partner, Nama Ventures

Piers Dunhill 

Chairman, Dunhill Ventures

Robert Kaplan

Director, Americas, SoftBank 

Sandeep Bhadra

Partner, Vertex Ventures

Supreet Manchanda

Founding Partner, Raiven Capital

Walid Faza

Partner & Chief Operating Officer, MSA Capital

Jad Ellawn

Managing Director & Regional Head, Middle East, Brookfield Asset Management

Jad Ellawn is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group and Regional Head of the Middle East, where he is responsible for the Firm’s activities in the region.

Ibrahim Alhejaian 

Partner, +VC

Arthur Chen

Partner, Ameba Capital

Ryan Morley

Partner, SpringTide Capital

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