Christos is the Founder & Managing Partner of Iliad Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in MENA tech startups. He is an investor, ex-entrepreneur and operating executive with 20+ years of experience in tech in the US, Europe and MENA.
Based in Dubai for the last 10 years, Christos was previously, the Head of Business Development of Yahoo Maktoob, leading partnerships post-acquisition by Yahoo, and before that a management consultant with Booz & Company’s TMT practice.
As an entrepreneur, Christos was Co-Founder and seed investor of GlamBox.ME, UAE e-commerce startup (exit: 2017), Co-Owner & CEO of SloanGear, MIT company (exit: 2007), Commercial Director of Upstream, mobile advertising start-up (exit: 2005), and at govWorks.com, a NYC internet startup (exit: First Data Corporation: 2001).
Christos is a Board Member of Trukker (MENA’s “Uber for Trucks”) and has served on the Operating Board of Fetchr. In addition, Christos was a Founding Board of Advisors member of MAGNiTT (“Crunchbase & AngelList of MENA”) and sits on the Steering Committee of in5 Innovation Center responsible for startup screening and selection. He is a mentor with MITEF, Endeavor, Techstars, and MIT G-Lab ambassador.
Christos holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.