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Oussama Ammar
Co-Founder & Director at The Family

Profile

Oussama Ammar is a co-founder and director at The Family, a pan-European investment firm dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs as they build tech giants. The Family manages a diverse deal flow than spans across stages and industries and deploys capital at various stages of a company’s growth, from pre-seed to Series C.

Oussama has a global background, with roots that spread across Lebanon, Africa, Brazil and Europe and having also spent time in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. It’s thus no surprise that Oussama believes that a cross-border platform and mentality are necessary for startups to thrive.

Leaning on his entrepreneurial and investor experience, he has supported The Family’s portfolio companies as they have raised €500M+ and grown to a cumulative valuation of €3.5B+ in the past six years, including successes like Algolia, Payfit and Trainline.

Oussama’s ability to grasp a broad range of subjects, from science to philosophy, and his uncompromising, no-BS vision on entrepreneurship have made him a sought-after speaker in arenas ranging from the World Economic Forum to government advisory boards, corporate boardrooms and prestigious universities to startup festivals.
Oussama is a member of the Global Tech Panel chaired by EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini and supported by Bill Gates, which aims to harness the opportunities of technology for human development on a world scale.

Passionate about education, Oussama is the author of the forthcoming book Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur.

Agenda Sessions

  • Innovative and disruptive VC models: how is VC as we know it changing?

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