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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Tamim El Zein
General Partner at Seedstars Africa Ventures


Tamim is a co-founder of Seedstars Africa Ventures, an early-stage fund leading investment rounds in pre-series A and series A startups across the continent, with large follow-on capacity. In addition to capital, Seedstars Africa Ventures brings significant hands-on operational resources to support entrepreneurs on the ground, leveraging existing networks and operations in 25 African countries.

Before co-founding Seedstars Africa Ventures, 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 the world leader in B2B payment and authentication solutions, including in Africa. Tamim regularly serves as an advisor and mentor to startups.

Agenda Sessions

  • Francophone vs Anglophone Africa

  • SMEs: supporting small businesses