We now live in the era of prestige television, a few years ago would have imagined actors on the level John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, and Jude Law grace the silver screen. Nowadays it has become common practice to see Oscar Winners, Movie Stars and acclaimed Directors participate in creating some of the most diverse, expensive, and exciting content that would be aired on TV or streamed directly through mobile phones.

HBO practically launched Prestige Television with Sopranos in 1999 following up with heavy hitters such as The Wire (touted by many critics as the best show of all time), Band…


What no one thought happened, happened. It had been a century since the last major pandemic, the Spanish Flu hit the world wiping around 50 Million people. It was a sickness unseen in the modern world; however, the inhabitants of the planet suffered a few small viruses: H1N1, SARS, MERS, etc… The world was different then, the world was less informed then.

In the age of social media, insane internet bandwidth and technology for all such a pandemic hit both the health, lifestyle, and fears of human beings. It’s a natural response we cannot control; post-covid19 the world will be…


What no one thought happened, happened. It had been a century since the last major pandemic, the Spanish Flu hit the world wiping around 50 Million people. It was a sickness unseen in the modern world; however, the inhabitants of the planet suffered a few small viruses: H1N1, SARS, MERS, etc… The world was different then, the world was less informed then.

In the age of social media, insane internet bandwidth and technology for all such a pandemic hit both the health, lifestyle, and fears of human beings. It’s a natural response we cannot control; post-covid19 the world will be…


Note: This article has been written by Paul Chucrallah, Managing Director of Berytech Fund 2. More at berytechfund.org

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Pivot, Change, Adapt. Buzzwords vary, but the concept remains the same.

People who used to manage or implement that within corporations were called agents of change. Those who made it their trademark through scale and scope were called disruptors. Many claimed that title, egotistically.

But as always, often repeated mantras hide a lot of exaggeration. But also a lot of truth. Perhaps the most important human trait of all is our capacity for adaptation. …


With so many new ideas and companies being founded every year, Venture Capital (VC) is always one of the primary funding options when startups want to scale-up and grow. And although many VC funds exist globally each with their own strategy and preferences, there are several misconceptions about VC Funds and how entrepreneurs should interact with them.

I have heard them all, but these are the main ones I wanted to clarify.

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  1. All VC Funds are the same-Fiction: Entrepreneurs often think their ideas are equally appealing to all investors and if one VC fund states…


VC Capital in MENA and Lebanon : Learnings from the Middle East Investment Summit

Last Week, I had the pleasure to be invited to speak at the 2018 Middle East Investment Summit held in Dubai . As someone who has been in Venture Capital in Lebanon for the past 3 years, I was very curious about the MENA VC funds’ outlook and how the entrepreneurship eco-system in countries with high spending potential (Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) compared to Lebanon’s and what were the views of MENA traditonal investors in VC funding.

Venture Capital in Lebanon

Venture Capital has…

Souhail Khoury

Managing Director- Founders Capital

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