Basil Moftah

Basil Moftah is an experienced company builder who works with founders to create disruptive companies with an enterprise technology focus in MENA. Prior to Nclude, Basil was General Partner with Global Ventures for both fund 1 and fund 2 investing across Africa and Middle East early stage startups. Earlier in his career, he was a founding member of the Reuters Venture Capital group, investing in leading global companies including Netscape, Yahoo! and Webex. Basil then managed emerging markets for Reuters: A $600 million business spanning Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, India and China. In a later role, he served as President of the Intellectual Property and Science business and a member of the Senior Executive Committee at Thomson Reuters. He was responsible for developing the strategic proposition of this $1 billion revenue business. Upon strategic execution, he prepared the division for sale to private equity, which took place in 2016 for $3.55 billion. Basil is an advisor, investor and board member at numerous global technology companies. He holds a bachelors’ degree in mechanical engineering from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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