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Yousef Hammad
Managing Partner at BECO Capital


Yousef Hammad is a Managing Partner at BECO Capital, an early-stage MENA focused VC firm headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Founded in 2012, BECO was one of the earliest pioneers of VC in the region and is today backed by regional SWFs, leading international institutions and UHNW family offices. BECO invests in the best MENA based consumer and enterprise technology companies focusing on seed, series A and B rounds. Some of BECO's most notable investments include Careem (acquired by Uber for $3.1B), PropertyFinder (region's leading RE classifieds portal valued at over $400M), SWVL (premium mass transit system for emerging markets) and Kitopi (a global managed cloud kitchen network).

Agenda Sessions

  • The evolution of Venture Capital in emerging markets