Christos Mastoras

Iliad Partners | Managing Partner

Christos is the Founder and Managing Partner of Iliad Partners, a Venture Capital fund based in the UAE investing in early-stage tech startups in the MENA region.

Christos has actively been making VC investments in MENA over the last 5+ years, with a focus on Series A startups, including in regional success stories such as Trukker.

He is a VC investor and former tech entrepreneur, angel investor, digital executive, and management consultant with 23+ years of experience in the US, Europe, and MENA. 

Based in Dubai since 2007, he was previously the Head of Business Development of Yahoo! Maktoob where he led tech and content partnerships, and an engagement manager with Booz & Company’s Communications, Media & Technology practice.

Christos previously held operating roles at four startups he helped build and exit: GlamBox (UAE; exited in 2017), Upstream (Greece; exited in 2005), govWorks (US; acquired by First Data Corporation in 2001) and SloanGear (US; exited in 2007).

He serves on the Boards of several startups and the Board of the Middle East Venture Capital Association (MEVCA), and was a found Advisory Board member of MAGNiTT.

Christos holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. 


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