Founder & Managing Partner, Iliad Partners
Christos is the Founder & Managing Partner of Iliad Partners, a Venture Capital firm based in Dubai. He is a venture investor, tech entrepreneur and digital executive with 20+ years of experience in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Based in Dubai for the last 10 years, he was a Co-Founder and Seed Investor of GlamBox.ME, an e-commerce start-up he exited in 2017. He was previously, the Head of Business Development of Yahoo Maktoob, leading partnerships for the largest internet portal in MENA post-acquisition by Yahoo, and previously was a management consultant with Booz & Company’s TMT practice. Christos is an alumnus of Greek success story Upstream where he was Commercial Director early in the company’s development. Overall, he has 4 exits as an entrepreneur.
Christos is on the Steering Committee of in5 Innovation Center, a leading Dubai-based accelerator, where he is responsible for startup selection. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Magnitt, Eventtus and The Box and is a mentor with MITEF, Endeavor and Techstars. Christos holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University.
Christos holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.