#6: Tokenization in the UAE and why digital securities are the future of investment

January 05, 2021

In this episode, I had the great pleasure of having Mohammed Mahfoudh join as my guest speaker. We discussed many interesting things such as the technological revolution involving digitizing new industries and the early stages of real estate technology and his work with governments in terms of paving the way for investment in digital assets.

Mohammed has been working mostly throughout his career in startups, either setting them or advising them. For an extended period, he was an angel investor, advisor, and mentor to over 100 startups out of Europe, with exits mostly in the US. Mohammed had also taken few positions with the government and corporate sector in companies such as SAP and PWC, and a range of local and international companies in UAE and Europe. He has been involved in different industries, from management and investment perspectives, such as Legal, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Aviation.

He had over a decade invested and/or advised over 100 companies, mostly in Europe, and managed to be involved in 35 exits. The focus was mostly early-stage and seed investments in various sectors. He had also been involved in various regions including Latin America and Australia.

Mohammed has been involved in the blockchain/crypto domain since 2014, initially with mining and investment, and eventually as an advisor to various ICOs. During 2018 and as the ICO decline, he saw an opportunity in the asset-backed tokens and the emergence of Security Tokens which lead him to start Deca4 to become a global player providing consultancy, advisory, project management, and research to the industry to help navigate the complexity of the tokenization ecosystem. Mohammed still holds few investments in some of the ICOs and various blockchain and fintech startups, among other industries.

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