Global Technology Forum 2010, March 18th: Arab and American Venture Capitalist & Investors Converge in Silicon Valley -Discounts to ArabCrunch Readers.

27 Feb, 2010

Since around 2 years ArabCrunch has been fighting through this blog to help Arab startups and the technology industry in this region. Before us, Arab American technology professionals came together to create TechWadi, as a non profit networking organization with a similar vision to ours.

Reaching Achieving that vision was not yet fully reached, as advancement has been slow in many fronts. For example, one of the major pillars of creating a technology ecosystem which is funding, has been missing at large.

Though, last year was a turing point, when more venture capitalist and angel investors made a number of investments, in companies such as Jeeran , shoofeeTV and ArabCrunch Group.

The date 25. August 2009, when Yahoo acquired Maktoob, will be written in history as critical point for the Arab tech and Internet industry, as it might cause massive changes to this industry, as now investors see the exist window open. Smilier to the impact that was caused by AOL acquisition of an “Israeli” startup called ICQ back in 1998. As after AOL acquisition, the tech industry in “Israel” started to boom and billions of dollars were raised to fund early stage startups.

With these facts in mind, US and Arab investors will coverage together in Sunnyvale, California, USA at the Global Technology Forum ( 50% discount to ArabCrunch readers just enter the promo code “SVNET” here) to discuss how Silicon Valley can help grow a Successful Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Arab region. As many see the big opportunities that might be gained in investing in Arab talent and the challenges the lays ahead in growing the technology industry in the Arab and Muslim world.

The event which is organized by TechWadi and PlugAndPlayTechCent will be held on March 18, 2010 at 440 N. Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 and will bring up distinguished speakers such Ossama Hassanein, PhD Managing Director, Newbury Ventures- Saeed Amidi CEO, Plug and Play- Ramy Adeeb, Principal, Khosla Ventures- Karim Fahmy Director, Intel Capital (Silicon Valley)- Bassel Ojjeh Lead Investor, ArabCrunch Group- Emile Cubeisy Managing Director, IV Holdings and Ali Diab VP, Product Development, AdMob. ( full list of speakers and event agenda can be found here)

The event will also discuss US presidents’ Obama Global Technology and Innovation Fund, that will provide financing ranging between $25 million and $150 million in total capital for each selected venture capital fund. (ArabCrunch is completely independent and it has no political affiliations as such we do not endorse Obama or any political party.)

( Disclosure: ArabCrunch is a media partner to the Global Technology Forum 2010.)

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