Tarek Chelaifa

Tarek Chelaifa

Venture Partner

Tarek is a Senior Manager within the GSMA, a non-profit industry organization that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. His responsibilities include supporting emerging markets in reaping the benefits of mobile technology by building capacity in the mobile ecosystem, creating business synergies between innovative startups and mobile operators, and fostering public-private dialogue to enhance collaborations between government, mobile network operators, and the startup ecosystem.

Before joining GSMA, Tarek co-launched Flat6Labs in Tunisia, the leading accelerator and venture capital fund in the Middle East and North Africa, funding 51 tech startups and supporting over 250 founders by structuring acceleration programs for organizations such as IFC, UNICEF, Hivos, and the EU.

Tarek is now a Venture Partner for Silicon Badia, supporting the group n scouting and supporting the scaling of technology businesses in the United States and the Middle East North Africa region.

Tarek majored in International Business at Kedge Business School in France and is fluent in French, Arabic, English, and Spanish.


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