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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