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SuperReturn Middle East
28 - 30 October 2024
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFCDubai

Christos Mastoras
Founder & Managing Partner at Iliad Partners


Christos is the Founder and Managing Partner of Iliad Partners, a Venture Capital fund based in Dubai investing in early stage tech startups in the MENA region.

He has been actively investing in the tech enablement of MENA over the past 5 years, across logistics, mobility, fintech and other verticals at the Series A stage primarily in B2B companies including regional success stories such as Trukker.

He is a VC investor and former tech entrepreneur, angel investor, digital executive, and management consultant with 23+ years of experience in the US, Europe, and MENA.

Based in the UAE for the last 14 years, he was previously the Head of Business Development of Yahoo! Maktoob and a management consultant with Booz & Company.

Christos previously held operating roles at four startups he helped build and exit –GlamBox (UAE), Upstream (Greece), govWorks (US) and SloanGear (US).

He serves on the Boards of several startups, is a founding Board Member of the Middle East Venture Capital Association (MEVCA) and was a founding Advisory Board Member of MAGNiTT. Christos serves as a mentor with Endeavor, MITEF Pan-Arab, TechStars.

Christos holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.

Agenda Sessions

  • The rise of venture capital in the Middle East