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Fireside Chat with Manish Phulwani from Wamda

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This session is exclusive to Dubai Future Accelerators – Cohort 8 Participants.

As part of our goal at the Dubai Future Accelerators program, we aim to help the companies succeed by opening up opportunities for them to connect to our wider ecosystem to learn, grow and build their network during and after the program.

In this session, Manish Phulwani from Wamda will join us in a fireside chat conversation tackling the below topics:

• Overview of some of the investment opportunities in the region
• The shift in investor sentiment and sector appetite in a post-Coronavirus world
• How Start-ups can build relationships with investors
• How they can make the best out of the relationship beyond the actual investment


Manish Phulwani, Investment Analyst at Wamda

Manish is on the investment team at Wamda. His role involves looking out for key market & industry trends, establishing investment theses, networking with potential start-ups & up-and-coming entrepreneurs and working on the deal process which involves initial screening, market analysis, financial modelling & due diligence. Prior to Wamda Capital, Manish completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and holds a degree in accounting and finance from Middlesex University.

This session is hosted in partnership with

Wamda accelerates entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the Mena region by joining Wamda’s multi-stage, sector-agnostic investment vehicle, focused on partnering with high growth technology or technology-enabled startups, as well as the leading knowledge platform offering integrated programmes including thought leadership and research, community development, Wamda’s fellowship programme Wamda X, as well as corporate and government advisory services to the various stakeholders of the Mena startup ecosystem.


10am to 10:05am - Introduction
10:05am to 10:45am - Fireside Chat Session
10:45am to 11:00am - Q&A


Registration is closed.