About Falak Startups


Powered by the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and its venture capital arm, Egypt Ventures.
Falak Startups’ mission is to find and empower talented and ambitious seed stage tech startup founders and help them thrive in the region’s rapidly changing entrepreneurship landscape. Our sector-agnostic offering focuses on improving startups’ product-market fit; fine-tuning their business, operating and revenue models; growing their customer base; and raising follow-on investments.

We arm entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, resources, and networks to develop their strategies and scale-up their businesses. Our offering entails equity investment, growth hacking, networking, mentorship, training, and a wide variety of perks and benefits. After meeting the needed KPIs, our founders are able to showcase their startups on our Virtual Stage platform, a tool for connecting with potential investors, policymakers, stakeholders, and partners.

Our support is ongoing through the startups’ journey. We are a constant advisor and advocate for all our portfolio companies.

Falak Startups’ is offering an unrivaled ticket size of up to 2,000,000 EGP and provides the support startups need to gain momentum and accelerate their growth. Falak also supports its portfolio of startups in securing follow-on investments from venture capital firms, angel investors, and/or corporates.

Although Falak Startups is industry agnostic and focuses on tech-enabled and scalable startups, we have an additional focused track that specializes in Financial Technology powered by EFGEV. We also foster sub-tracks that are sector-specific with the support of key industry partners.

Our startups operate from our fully-equipped state-of-the-art, 700m2 office, in the heart of Downtown Cairo, that meets all their office space needs.

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Our Team


Yousef El Samaa

Managing Director at Falak Startups

Mahmoud Zohairy

Managing Director at EFG EV Fintech

Ahmed Hazem Dakroury

Head of Investment

Tarek Seif El Nasr

Head of Venture Growth

Nihal El Chami

Head of Program and Marketing

Saif El Bendari

Head of Innovation and Business Growth at EFG-EV Fintech

Miral El Essawy

Community Manager

Laura Mansour

Investment Manager

Dina Mouselhy

HR Manager

Karma El Naggar

Commercial and Business Development Specialist

Amina El Refai

Growth Strategy Consultant

Mary Gries

Office Manager

Board of Directors


Ahmed Gomaa

Chairman

Youssef El Samaa

Managing Director at Falak Startups

Rafeh Saleh

Board Member

Mohamed Fahmy

Board Member