Sami Abou Saab is the Cofounder & Managing Partner of Founders Atelier, a global investor in early stage startups. Prior to that, Sami was the CEO of Speed for 5 years where he invested in 42 startups out of which 4 exited already. Speed was acquired by Seedstars in 2020. Part of his roles, Sami has been mentoring, advising, and judging startups helping them grow in their early stages. He has more than 17 years of experience in technology, both in startups and big tech firms (Skype / Microsoft in the US). Sami holds an MBA from UC Berkeley.