Mostafa Kandil

Mostafa Kandil, co-founder and CEO of Swvl, a mobile app that organizes convenient transportation routes around Egypt at reasonable prices, was recently featured in Forbes Middle Eastcommenting on the $8 million the company raised in its first round of venture capital financing. This is the largest round of funding for a tech startup in Egypt and one of the largest in the Middle East. Mostafa Kandil graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2015. A mere four years later his career CV boasts astonishing stops along the route of creating the Egypt-based transport app company Swvl (pronounced swivel). Originally trained as a petroleum engineer, Kandil was selected to participate in a Google programme at the age of 21 to learn about entrepreneurship and to network. He describes this as a “life-shaping” experience.

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