Hany Al-Sonbaty is the co-founder of Sawari Ventures, a venture capital firm, and its start-up accelerator Flat6labs.
Sawari Ventures and Flat6Labs invest alongside passionate and
dedicated entrepreneurs who aspire to build market-leading
technology and technology driven companies.
Flat6Labs and Sawari Ventures provide value-add seed and growth
capital, a creative workspace for the start-up companies and
directly support the entrepreneurs through an extensive network of
partner entities, mentors and co-investors.
Prior to co-founding Sawari Ventures and Flat6Labs, he was a
Partner and Member of the Investment Committee at EFG-Hermes
Private Equity (EHPE), a leading private equity house in the Middle
East. During his twelve year career there, he served as the Head of
the Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) investment
division, managing a TMT portfolio of $200 million across four
funds. He also founded Ideavelopers, EHPE's dedicated venture
capital arm pioneering the introduction of institutional venture
capital in MENA and launching the Technology Development Funds (TDF
I & II); one of the region's first serial TMT-focused venture