Fady Yacoub

Fady Yacoub

Managing Partner

       

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Fady Yacoub is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at HOF Capital, where he focuses on blockchain, education, media and energy.

Together with Hisham El Haddad, Fady created a Hong Kong-based SPV to invest in the record-setting IPO of Alibaba. The SPV received a stock allocation at a discount with a 3x margin and was successfully exited with a 76% return in two months.

Fady worked previously at Digital World Capital, a technology-focused hedge fund, helping the firm to expand its investment portfolio in Asia, including a sizeable investment in Baidu, the world’s second largest online search engine. Along with Hisham, Fady also invented the drümm device, an IoT-enhanced wearable that allows for haptic communication, after participating successfully in Switch SuperNap’s technology accelerator in Nevada.

Earlier in his career, Fady held multiple positions at El Tholathia Corp Egypt (ETC). He led El-Tholathia Corp’s (ETC Egypt) industrial development team in deploying a new home appliances factory in the Sudan for an $8m initial cost. Through ETC’s real estate development arm, he also facilitated the purchase of and subsequently led the development team for ~400,000 m2 on Egypt's North Coast, a project initially valued at ~$60m.

Fady holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration & Psychology from the University of Southern California. Fady is fluent in French, Arabic and English, with a working proficiency in German.

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