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Mr. Egyptian VC

About Me:

I am an Egyptian Venture Capitalist passionate about creating a strong positive impact in the world. I want to empower people by funding and supporting socially responsible startups. Outside of work, I love to spend my time mentoring startups, practicing martial arts, and kayaking.


Undergrad School: American University in Cairo

Undergrad Major: Business Administration

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 730

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Extracurriculars: Startup Mentor

Work History:

Title: Investment Analyst

Industry: Venture Capital at Regional VC Firm

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Public Sector Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

– Launched a social startup the age of 19 and managed to raise $30,000 in VC Funding for this business. I was managing 3 workshops with 18 workers. – Raised a $20M VC fund in the Middle East – Helped establish a new export support law, which was passed by Parliament. – Won a major national Martial Arts Championship in 2014

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to work in a top VC or Impact Investment Firm in the US for a few years to learn the best practices of investing. I would then like to start my own fund in the Middle East to support startups.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, MIT Sloan


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    This is a generally impressive profile but doesn’t quite ring all the bells at Stanford GSB given its less than 7% accept rate. Both your GPA and GMAT falls below the latest class averages at Stanford. Your experience at a “regional VC firm” isn’t going to get you all that much from the GSB. As you undoubtedly know, the American University of Cairo is not a feeder school into Stanford (In Stanford’s MBA Class of 2020, there’s not a single student with a degree from your alma mater, though there is one student from the American University in Bulgaria and one from the American University of Beirut). Yet there are small signals detailed in your sparse profile that make me like you very much, from …

    6 months ago Read the full review
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hey Mr. Egyptian VC, Krista Nannery, Senior Consultant from mbaMission here.
    Firstly, can I just tell you that I spent a week in March on a dahabiya, floating down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and absolutely loved it? Beautiful country. I especially enjoyed my daily koshari.

    So here’s the thing…I have never met an Egyptian Venture Capitalist before. I’ve worked with lots of clients from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon over the years, but I have never worked with an Egyptian client and certainly not an Egyptian VC. I doubt many people have worked with someone of your profile. So that makes evaluating your chances a bit tougher! The fact that you have raised a $20M VC fund in the Middle East seems super …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 18%

  • 25% | 6 months ago

  • 10% | 6 months ago

    GPA needs to be higher. You can improve it by taking courses of statistics, advanced mathematics or machine learning! Your Post MBA can be difficult as many foreign students face problems to acquire H1B visas, unless you feel comfortable with 12 months of OPT (up to 27 months or more if your selected program has a STEM seal). Please, ask your International Student Services of your chosen MBA and ask them how their international students are doing in US.

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