Ahmed Elmurtada, Managing Partner of 249Startups on the Sudanese startup ecosystem, impact of Y Combinator's investment in Bloom, and positioning Sudan as an investment destination.

June 08, 2022 00:43:02
Ahmed Elmurtada, Managing Partner of 249Startups on the Sudanese startup ecosystem, impact of Y Combinator's investment in Bloom, and positioning Sudan as an investment destination.
Equity Merchants
Ahmed Elmurtada, Managing Partner of 249Startups on the Sudanese startup ecosystem, impact of Y Combinator's investment in Bloom, and positioning Sudan as an investment destination.

Jun 08 2022 | 00:43:02

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Hosted By

Chimgozirim Nwokoma

Show Notes

On this episode of Equity Merchants, we speak to Ahmed Elmurtada, the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of 249startups. We chat about his motivation for supporting entrepreneurs in Sudan.

2:26 - His thoughts on the Sudanese ecosystem

7:12 - Motivation for the name “249startups”

9:11- Why he started 249startups

15:15 - Impact of YCs investment

19:33 - How paucity of funds affects Sudanese founders

25:00 - How they are getting more Sudanese investors on board

30:59 - What can be done to position Sudan as an investment destination

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