Q&A WITH NOUR ALNAHHAS
What successful startup do you wish you had started? A
With the help of my amazing team we are actually achieving the things we dreamt about. Nybl was our dream and we’ve turned that dream into a reality.
What new skills have you learnt from launching your venture?
The list is almost endless because every day is a learning experience when you are launching your own venture. Financial management, managing relationships and expectations, raising capital, building your team; you have to work your way through all of these things day in and day out. But the two most important are strategy and planning. If you don’t plan, you plan to fail. That doesn’t mean everything will go as planned. On the contrary, things almost never go as planned. But in sitting down and working out a strategy and a plan with your team, you have set a path that can be modified as things change.
If you could do it all again, what would you do differently?
I would have started off in the UAE from day one. We started in other parts of the GCC and the US. But it was Dubai that gave us the support and the opportunities that have brought us to where we are today.
What is your next big dream? For now it is to make Nybl the leading artificial intelligence company in the Middle East, and the next unicorn. Internally we call it our “path to $1 billion”. It’s not really about valuation, but more about achieving what we set out to achieve, which is becoming the best AI company in the region the provides the highest value to their clients.