Founder and Managing Partner of Iliad Partners
Christos is an experienced entrepreneur and investor based in Dubai. He is Founder and Managing Partner of Iliad Partners, a new early stage technology venture capital firm. Before Iliad, he was the Director of Business Development of Yahoo Maktoob, where he led the company’s strategic partnerships in MENA. Previously, he was a management consultant with Booz & Company advising C-level and Board-level clients in the TMT industries in the Middle East. Christos has been actively involved in multiple startups as a co-founder, investor and executive. He is co-founder and seed investor of GlamBox, a MENA e-commerce startup with $3M in funding from MBC Ventures, STC Ventures and GCC private investors. He was Commercial Director of Upstream, a European mobile advertising start-up (exit via LBO), and early team member at GovWorks, a New York-based internet startup with $60M in funding from KKR and Mayfield (acquired by First Data Corporation). He has been an angel investor and advisor to several startups, and is a mentor, judge and supporter of MITEF Pan-Arab Startup Competition, ArabNet and Young Arab Leaders (YAL). Christos holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.