Ahmed El Alfi is the founder of Sawari Ventures a Cairo based Venture Capital firm established in 2010 with a goal to help transform Egyptian and MENA region economies through creation of high impact businesses.
In 2011, Sawari created Flat6Labs, its own startup accelerator. Flat6Labs immerses startup entrepreneurs into real-world challenges of creating and managing sustainable enterprises, supported by a dedicated staff, mentors and has launched 57 companies in Egypt and Saudi over the past 3 years. He also founded Nafham the top online video educational platform covering the Egyptian public school curriculum, Nafham currently gives over 70,000 video lessons per day. In 2013 he established TATP which took over a large part of the American University Cairo downtown campus to form the GrEEK Campus, a 250,000 square foot office park for tech companies and startups near Tahrir Square. He has extensive experience in creating and nurturing early stage companies as well as structuring international M&A transactions. He is or has been a member of the Board of Directors and Advisors of Waqf Endowment, Polytechnic School Pasadena, Claremont Graduate School of Religion, several for profit corporate boards and is also an avid collector of Islamic coins.