The Euromoney Egypt Conference 2017

Ameer Sherif

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

BasharSoft (WUZZUF / FORASNA)


Ameer Sherif is co-founder and chief executive officer of BasharSoft, the startup most known for WUZZUF, Egypt’s number one online recruitment platform, and also FORASNA.com, the country's leading online blue-collar recruiting platform. Having co-founded the company in late 2009, Ameer managed to bootstrap for three years during the tough revolution years until reaching profitability in 2013 and then successfully fundraising from top angel investors in Egypt as well as top venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, making WUZZUF the first startup from Egypt to join the 500 Startups accelerator programme in San Francisco back in 2014. Together, WUZZUF and FORASNA.com have helped more than 150,000 people get hired at over 15,000 companies in Egypt. In 2015, he led the company to close one of the largest tech investments ever in an Egyptian based internet startup by top global VC investors from US and Europe. To date, BasharSoft raised more than $2m in venture funding, and is one of the fastest growing tech startups in Egypt with a headcount of over 200 employees. The company also ranked in third place in Forbes Middle East ranking of Egypt's Most Promising Startups in 2016. Ameer is passionate about lean startups, agile development, product management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Ameer holds a BSc in electronics engineering and a MSc in computer engineering, both from Cairo University.


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Mon 18 - Tue 19 Sep 2017

Cairo