On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Maan Hamdan, Managing Director at Hexa Ventures.
HEXA provides its portfolio partner companies with a scope of services that support the entrepreneur and help to accelerate the growth of their early-stage investments, while at the same time, de-risking the investments made and increasing the return on investment.
The goal is to match the needs of the entrepreneur with these core services. This unique approach allows the entrepreneur to focus on his/her core products and competencies and complement them with proven, low-cost, HEXA services and help accelerate time to market.
Maan is an innovator, investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience providing focused leadership, building effective management teams, and creating and developing profitable businesses. During his 43-year career, Maan built and exited many successful companies, and invested in, and mentored many others.
As a philanthropist, Maan recently founded Hexa, an innovation eco-system consisting of 6 global companies. As an investor, he founded TrenData, an AI-based, predictive analytics company, and acquired Insala, an HR tech company. Globally, Maan founded over 12 companies in all 5 continents and invested in over 30.
As a corporate executive between 1980 and 1994, Maan held senior positions with PageNet, the largest paging company in the world at the time, and telecommunications conglomerate GTE (currently Verizon).
Maan received his BEEE in computer systems engineering from the American University in Beirut and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He also pursued doctoral studies in economics at the University of South Florida.
Maan sits on the board of a few companies and is a philanthropist, having established, with the help of his wife Weeda, a global education foundation (www.EducationUnbound.com) for the benefit of disadvantaged kids. The nonprofit acquired NuMinds Enrichment and works on promoting STEAM education globally.
Maan advises startups and investors, discusses how he sees the startup industry evolving, and shares his investment thesis.
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