Mohannad is the San Francisco-based Managing Partner of E11 Capital, a global venture capital firm based in the US and the UAE. At 22, he began his career in institutional sales with Montréal-based investment research firm BCA, where he quadrupled their Emerging Markets book of business. In 2006, he moved to Dubai to help build
-- the MENA-focused BI and market data company, which became known as the "Bloomberg of the Middle East" -- before its acquisition by Thomson Reuters in 2012. In San Francisco since 2011, Mohannad first supported Plug & Play, one of the Silicon Valley's largest seed-stage investors and accelerators, and helped shape their international expansion, deal flow and joint venture activities across a number of sectors and geographies. He then formed NXT Innovation, a global innovation consulting firm in San Francisco, Paris and Milan, brokering the adoption of technology solutions between Fortune 500 companies, governments and startups. Mohannad has both advised and invested in several pioneering startups such as Zenysis Technologies, AltSchool, Wally, TINT, and Instabug, and is a member of the Investment Committee at Kairos Fund based in New York. He is also an active board member of Localized, a talent tech company connecting university students and recent graduates in emerging markets with employers and industry experts globally, as well the Arab Film & Media Institute, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Los Angeles producing the largest Arab Film Festival outside the Middle East. Mohannad completed his degrees in both Economics and Political Science at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada.