The Rise of the Start-up Ecosystem: Opportunity or Threat? One does not need to look far to realize that disruption is imminent. While the new dynamic of the start-up ecosystem offers opportunities to diversify and engage the next generation, what is the current investment environment beyond Uber-Careem, Souq-Amazon and so on? This session will explore the shifting landscape, mentality and risk strategies while comparing whether families are best equipped to “go alone” and the role of traditional venture approaches. Panelists: Dr. Ruchi Dana • Partner, DANA Group, UAE Hisham Elhaddad • Co-Founder, HOF Capital, Egypt-USA Ahmed Al Darwish • Principal and Managing Partner, Noa Capital, KSA-UK Moderated by: Fadi Ghandour • Founder of Aramex and Exec Chairman, WAMDA CAPITAL.
Dr Ruchi said “Aramex was the first arab company to IPO on the NASDAQ, this was in 1997. Yesterday I had the pleasure to be on a panel with its founder Fadi Ghandour!
Fadi moderated the panel with such spontaneity that all of us panelists were left to think on our feet. It was a healthy discussion and it was nice to agree to disagree on certain issues. This was one of the best panels that I participated in! Institute for Private Investors Campden Wealth Wamda Capital Wamda ومضة hashtag#venturecapital hashtag
The next day, Dr Ruchi also participated on the panel “Investing for Impact in healthcare , building an impressive portfolio”
Also, in October 2019, Campden Wealth, UK which is a leading publication on family business & entrepreneurship recognized Dr Ruchi Dana ( DANA Group Board Member) on its Top 75 Families Issue.