Accelerator Program Director · We’ve created a Seed and Series A follow-on fund to fill in the funding gap startups often experience after an… · More accelerator. A later startup-stage investment ensures the startup is able to reach the scale and traction VCs are expecting.
A strategy of the fund is to provide capital and global support to TURN8 graduates primarily. We assess the startup’s management team development, product scalability and evidence of customer traction to measure the strength and its ability to continue. Our co-investment model empowers startups to attract additional investors under a shared risk equation.
Founder · The Cribb is a creative and well-equipped incubator in Dubai that helps tech startups take their business to the next level. It is an… · More exciting place where work meets business adventure in a fun environment. The space is carefully crafted to offer complete entrepreneurial resources, meetups for all types of events, and interaction between entrepreneurs and industry thought leaders. The Cribb aims to help young innovators develop their business ideas and to build a community of new businesses, in support of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dubai.
My company, Innovation 360, created and manages The Cribb.
What I Do
Every day brings new challenges and opportunities, and I welcome them all.
> Venture Capital
> Corporate Venture Capital
> Fund Management
> Angel Investment
> Financial Planning
> Innovation Management
> Technology Business Development
> Operation Management
I began my career as a genetic engineer at UCSF. As days in the lab dragged on, I realized my calling was elsewhere. That's when I discovered my passion for tech startups, corporate innovation, and venture capital investment. Since then, I have used my keen insight and knack for disruptive technology to found Innovation 360 and then TURN8 VC Firm. For the past 20 years, I have helped global companies, limited partners, family offices, and HNWIs invest in early-stage technology startups through accelerators, venture studios, VC funds, and CVC. I've also worked as an innovation management consultant and corporate venture capital advisor for a few years.
Kamal was AirGo's first large-size investor. Engaged, enthusiastic and open-eyed. In short, the best investor/advisor a startup could have hoped for. He is the person who encourages your good ideas, and without mercy shoots down the bad ones. Four years after making the investment, as the first of many investors, Kamal is still our go to sanity check.