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Basil Moftah

General Partner

  • Ex-President, Intellectual Property & Science at Thomson Reuters

  • Founding member of Reuters Venture Capital, the $400M corporate venture arm

  • Managing Director of Emerging Markets at Reuters Financial including China, India, Africa, and Latin America

  • Active angel investor

  • Led the acquisition of Zawya in Middle East, where he scaled the company EBITDA significantly

  • Exited a $1B revenue division of Thomson Reuters to a private equity firm in 2016 for $3.55B

  • Extensive business growth experience in Europe, Emerging Markets and US

  • Advisory Board member at REACH

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from American University in Cairo

  • MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS)

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