19 INTERVIEW FOUNDER AND GENERAL PARTNER, TECHINVEST ✖ BIO Fahad Al Sharekh, the Founder & General Partner of TechInvest Corporation, has over 21 years’ experience in global business development, with expertise and specialization in the IT and VC field. He was formerly CEO of Sakhr Software, where he received three US patents from US PTO office for Sakhr’s proprietary technologies. He also played key role in founding the first Saudi Arabia ISP AWalNet and developed the first multilingual speech-to-speech app, Language Buddy. He sits on the advisory board of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in the UAE and is a consultant at the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority. He serves as a director on the board of CODED, the first coding academy in the GCC. “Kuwaitis are entrepreneurial in nature;
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