Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Tushar Singhvi

CE-Ventures (Crescent Enterprises)

Key Leadership Positions: 
 Executive Board and Investment Committee Member, Crescent Enterprises
 Fund Advisory Board Member, TVM Capital Healthcare Partners
 Limited Partners’ Board Member, Siraj Palestine Fund
 Limited Partners’ Advisory Committee Member, Wamda MENA Ventures
 Board Member, FreshtoHome
 Board Member, Kitopi
 Board Member, Transcorp International
 Board Member, Furlenco 

Tushar Singhvi heads corporate development and investments and is responsible for evaluating and executing new investment opportunities on behalf of Crescent Enterprises. He also manages the portfolio companies through strategy and corporate development. He has been instrumental in cultivating corporate prospects and in contributing to the development of Crescent Enterprises’ strategic and operational plans within the ports and logistics, business aviation, healthcare, private equity and venture capital verticals. Tushar has over 16 years of global experience in investment management, corporate development, strategy development, and project management in sectors including power, logistics, oil and gas, healthcare, and infrastructure development. He has worked on a range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, divestitures, and debt restructuring. Before joining Crescent Enterprises, Tushar worked with KPMG Corporate Finance in Dubai and, earlier, with an investment banking firm in London, United Kingdom. Prior to that, he spent five years in the power and infrastructure industries in Asia and Africa. Tushar holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Pune, India. He also holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Oxford. Tushar is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for Economic Growth and Social Inclusion, and is part of several other industry networks

Sessions of the speaker



15:30 - 17:00

- Start-up funding cycles and understanding investors requirement.
- Identifying and penetrating the target market.
- Perfecting your Pitch Deck.
- Challenges to acquire funding for your startup.
- What are the keywords investors are looking for in a startup / entrepreneurs?
- What do investors see in startups/entrepreneurs?  
- Do investors invest in idea or founders? 

15:30 - 15:35


Douglas van den Berghe
Vice President Advisory
Conway, Inc.

15:35 - 15:55

Keynote Address

Amine Housni
Co-Founder and Head of Middle East
Blueground Middle East

15:55 - 16:55

Panel Discussion: Investors: perspective towards investing in Startup / Entrepreneurs

Andrea Hojdu-Howe
Partner, Head of Capital
Basil Mofta
General Partner
Global Ventures
Ana Barjasic
Sandile Shabangu
Founder and CEO
Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC
Sufyan Al-Issa
Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) International Finance Corporation (IFC)– World Bank Group
International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group
Tushar Singhvi
CE-Ventures (Crescent Enterprises)

15:55 - 16:00