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MENA — the next frontier for VC investments?

MENA — the next frontier for VC investments?

In my time at Accel, I had the opportunity to co-lead the fund’s Series A investment in a travel company headquartered in Dubai — HolidayME. This was the fund’s first investment in the MENA region. The company raised a couple of follow-on financing rounds and eventually merged with TripFez, a Malaysia based travel company. It was […]

HRTech Stack part II — HRTech 4.0 Deepdive

HRTech Stack part II — HRTech 4.0 Deepdive

HRTech is more popular than ever. What started as a set of tools and processes to manage administrative employee data has evolved to become a strategic game-changer for organisations. In this three part article Ryan Dillon and I attempt to retrace the evolution of the HRTech stack, provide analysis of the current landscape and predict the exciting […]

When It’s OK to Trust Your Gut on a Big Decision

When It’s OK to Trust Your Gut on a Big Decision

Some executives pride themselves on having a strong intuition, honed through years of experience, that guides their decisions. Others are ambivalent about relying on their intuition to make important choices, concerned that their gut reaction is inherently biased or emotional. This latter group is no doubt responding to the oft-given advice that we should use […]