Founder & Managing Partner, Iliad Partners
Christos is the Founder & Managing Partner of Iliad Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Dubai which invests in technology and digital ventures in the MENA region. He is a digital executive, tech entrepreneur and venture investor with over 17 years of experience in technology, digital media, e-commerce and telecom in MENA, the US and Europe. Based in Dubai for the last 10 years, he was previously the Director of Business Development of Yahoo Maktoob, and before that an Engagement Manager with Booz & Company’s Communications, Media & Technology practice. Christos is co-founder, investor and Board Member of GlamBox, a MENA e-commerce startup backed by MBC Ventures, STC Ventures and GCC private investors. Earlier, he was Commercial Director of Upstream, a Greek mobile advertising startup (exit via MBO), and before that, with GovWorks.com, a New York-based internet startup with $60M in funding from KKR and Mayfield (acquired by First Data Corporation). Christos is an advisor and angel investor in several startups, and a mentor/judge with MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), Endeavor, ArabNet and Flat6Labs. He is an ambassador for the MIT G-Lab Program and was a guest coach in Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation’s TV program for young innovators. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.