Tamim El Zein
Seedstars Africa Ventures
Before co-founding Seedstars Africa Ventures to support early-stage startups on the Continent, Tamim has been himself an entrepreneur in Africa and has experienced firsthand the difficulties in the operational setup and financial distress entrepreneurs face on the Continent. Tamim is an entrepreneur at heart, having also been the COO of a high growth tech startup in Europe, and he has been on both sides of the table, having led VC and M&A deals as an investor. Tamim started his career as a strategy consultant in the innovation and telco industries, working mostly in the Middle-East and Africa region before joining the strategy team of a global, blue-chip company specialized in fintech, mobility, authentication and identity services, including in Africa. Tamim regularly serves as an advisor and mentor to startups.