Mohamed Hamdy is the Head of Investments at the Dubai Future Foundation. He is also an Angel Investor. Prior to this role, Mohamed advised British Petroleum Ventures and Masdar on setting up the first startup accelerator focused on sustainability in the MENA region. He was also the founding Managing Director of the 'Turn8 Accelerator' based out of Dubai, and helped design and build several corporate accelerators in the MENA region. Mohamed started his career in private equity where he was investment director for a family Office in Abu Dhabi for 7 years, primarily managing portfolio and sourcing investment opportunities in diverse industries across the MENA region and Europe. Mohamed was also the founder and general manager of Tadawul, an online stock brokerage company based in Abu Dhabi in 2006. Mohamed is an investor in technology startups, including one in the renewable sector called 'Corvus Energy', which a lithium battery company based out of Vancouver that focuses on building energy storage systems.
Cycle Capital Management/Ecofuel is a cleantech venture capital impact investment platform that invests in cleantech companies operating in the agriculture technology, green chemical, biofuel, biomass transformation, smart grid, energy storage technology, renewable energy, energy efficiency, internet of thing and big data sectors. The firm was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with additional offices in Toronto, Canada; New York, New York; Seattle, Washington and Qingdao, China.
Shane is a Principal at Permira and works with companies across Asia from a base in Hong Kong. He previously spent 6 years in the portfolio operations group at KKR. While at the Stanford GSB, Shane was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow and managed Product Marketing at Primus Power, a Bay Area startup producing grid-scale energy storage systems. Prior to the GSB, Shane spent five years working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Tokyo, and was a founding member of the Climate Change Special Initiative in Asia. Shane was a University Medal recipient at the University of Wollongong in Australia, where he pursued a combined Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Arts program. He is bilingual in Japanese and his wife Mika is a native of Nagano, Japan.