An engineer first and investor second, Hamzah brings over 12 years of experience in technology and business. He first caught the innovation bug while working on Qualcomm’s first-generation multiprocessor chipsets in Boulder, Colorado in the mid-to-late-2000s. After 11 years of study and work in the US, Hamzah moved halfway across the world to work with startups in the frontier and emerging markets of the Middle East. He co-founded a venture builder that developed and invested in several online marketplace startups, helping them scale operations to half a dozen countries, millions of users, and more than USD 50 million in annual revenues. He helped raise USD 90 million in venture capital funding for startups, managed a USD 44 million portfolio of early-stage venture capital investments, and executed over two dozen transactions with an aggregate deal volume of USD 222 million. Hamzah moved to Toronto in 2018 and has been active in its product and startup communities ever since. At Real, Hamzah is responsible for working with both existing and new Real companies, and supporting Real’s continuing efforts to bolster Canada’s rapidly growing tech hubs.
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