Justin Harlow is an entrepreneur, investor and mentor with a passion for building groundbreaking businesses in emerging markets. He’s on a personal mission to destroy investment barriers across emerging markets so that entrepreneurs can finally secure the capital that their undoubted potential
deserves. He has worked extensively in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.
He’s originally from the United Kingdom, but has called New York City home for the past 15 years. He is the founder of STRIVE, a startup ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs transform promising ideas into exceptional businesses in emerging markets. Previously, he started Emergo Partners a venture partner platform designed to provide financial and human capital to growth companies in emerging markets. He was formerly an executive officer and head of global investment and trading for TAQA, a sovereign wealth fund based in Abu Dhabi. He started his career as a development economist, serving as a trade advisor to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.