The only career advice Mona followed – “do what you love and work hard to be the best at it” – came from her grandmother, who was one of the first three women allowed to attend university in Cairo in 1929, and the first to graduate medical school in 1934. Mona DeFrawi discovered her love for entrepreneurship while in grad school and has enjoyed a career passionately supporting radical visionary innovators who are dedicated to improving the world.
Over her career, Mona has been honored to support many worthy innovations, including improving the kidney dialysis industry’s quality of patient care; enhancing nutrition and outcomes for preemies on formula; commercializing biologically friendly pesticides; creating the cloud; funding more startups and VCs; helping turnaround distressed banks and financial institutions; increasing technology commercialization and education, while advising and mentoring generations of entrepreneurs; pioneering the private markets to deliver new liquidity and exit solutions for the venture industry, launching the Unicorn stampede, and more, such as:
Having survived war, third world challenges, and refugeehood as a child, Mona is honored and dedicated to support the startup ecosystem and the prosperity and social advancement it delivers. Now Mona is dedicated to democratizing entrepreneurship and private markets, to help shrink the global wealth divide, while funding many more worthy startups.
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