Impact Investing with Jeffery Potvin - Exploring Investing with Purpose
Impact Investing with Jeffery Potvin - Exploring Investing with Purpose
Ep. 148 - Nicolas Rouhana, Chairman & CEO at IM Fndng, Growing Entrepreneurship in Lebanon

Nicolas Rouhana is currently Chairman and CEO of IM Fndng, grouping IM Capital & IM Ventures, aggregating $60M under management, and respectfully funded under USAID MENA Investment Initiative & Lebanon Investment Initiative, providing Matching Capital, Equity Guarantee and Technical Assistance to businesses and investors in Lebanon. The funds co-created the first Seed accelerator SpEED@BDD in Lebanon that graduated more than 35 startups, created and managed 5 business angel groups (Seeders & LWAF) with more than 135 angel investors, trained more than 65 mentors, invested in more than 45 startups, leveraged more than $40M from private capital, and created and maintained more than 800 jobs.

Between 2002 & 2015, Nicolas was the Executive Director of Berytech, a leading Technology Business Innovation & Incubation Center in Lebanon, and currently serves as Board Member. He is also President of the Internet Society-Lebanon Chapter, and EBAN (European Business Angel Network) Board Member.

Nicolas has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, a PhD in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and an EDP graduate from INSEAD, France.