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Tarek Elessawi

Principal, Plug and Play Ventures

Tarek Elessawi

Tarek is a Principal at Plug and Play Ventures, one of the world's most active early-stage investors, where he focuses on Seed-stage investments in enterprise software and deeptech startups. Tarek has led deals in the US, Europe, and Asia in such domains as autonomous driving, edge computing, enterprise SaaS, IIoT, fintech, smart cities, robotics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. Tarek is also responsible for providing corporate innovation advisory services to PNP's 100+ automotive and industrial corporate partners, including companies like Daimler, Exxon, and LG. Prior to joining Plug and Play, Tarek worked in product strategy at Google, trading at Citigroup, and strategy consulting at Accenture. Tarek graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Finance and studied Chinese and International Business at CUHK and Tsinghua University.

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