Michael Ghandour, Co-founder & ex-COO

    Michael is passionate about helping others start and scale startups, leveraging technology to solve real problems and investing in the startup ecosystem.

    Most notably, Michael is a co-founder of, the largest venture backed online shopping site dedicated to mother, baby and child in the Middle East. From growth hacking to fund raising to delivering toy presents while dressed in a Santa suit, Michael's role as COO spanned across the entire organization. Within a few short years, Michael scaled the entire organization’s value chain from scratch to a multi-million dollar revenue operation while securing double digit $MM of financing from venture capital, institutions and super angels in MENA. In addition, he managed the development, support and logistics teams and was responsible for integrating critical technology such as ERP systems, payment gateways and business intelligence.

    Previously, Michael worked for a leading offshore oil & gas construction specialist and led the execution of several multimillion-dollar turnkey projects, managed $50M+ business development pipeline and spearheaded growth strategies into new markets and geographies.

    In a past life, Michael was also a resident DJ in Montreal and played alongside legendary names in the electronic music scene such as Tiesto, Nick Warren, Deep Dish, Behrouz and many more.

    MBA from London Business School | B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.