Nabil Borhanu
Founder & Managing Partner
For over eighteen years, Nabil has been a prolific entrepreneur, guest speaker, and judge in startup events across Silicon Valley and the Middle East. He successfully built three different companies — in telecoms, sports, and media — from the ground up, and grew them into the $100M ballpark in less than five years. Known for his bold decisions, Nabil moved from the Middle East to Silicon Valley where he started Graphene Ventures to help fellow entrepreneurs fulfill their mission and true potential. His blend of experience as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and investor makes him an ideal partner for Graphene’s portfolio companies. Supervising the investment team, he has led investments in Snapchat, Lyft, Zum, b8ta, WakeCap, Built Robotics, Just Eat, and many other startup fundings. Nabil holds a dual MBA from Al Yamamah University and Washington State University and is also an alumnus of Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is often cited by leading business publications, including Forbes, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Saudi Gazette, MENAbytes and many others.