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Ambar Amleh

Innovative, Influential, Leader, Visionary, Empowering

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Date of Birth:

1978

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Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Ambar Amleh is recognized for her pivotal role in fostering entrepreneurship in Palestine, especially among women. As a co-founder of Ibtikar Fund, she has significantly contributed to bridging the early-stage funding gap for Palestinian entrepreneurs. Her work has been transformative in promoting technology and innovation in the region, showcasing Palestinian talent on a global stage.

Brief bio

Ambar Amleh, a key figure in Palestine's entrepreneurial ecosystem, co-founded Ibtikar Fund, Palestine’s only active venture capital fund. She has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a marketing degree from Arizona State University. Amleh has been instrumental in supporting Palestinian entrepreneurs, particularly focusing on women's inclusion in technology and leadership.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Educational Achievements: Received an international MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a marketing degree from Arizona State University.

  • Co-founding Ibtikar Fund (Circa 2015): Helped design, structure, and fundraise for Ibtikar Fund, focusing on early-stage funding for Palestinian entrepreneurs.

  • Developing PNB (Circa 2011-2017): Led the growth of Palestine for a New Beginning (PNB), organizing key entrepreneurial events like the Celebration of Innovation and Global Entrepreneurship Week in Palestine.

  • Recognition as a Leading Woman in Business (2018): Named one of the '50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World' and '20 Women VCs of MENA’.

  • TEDx Talk (Date Not Specified): Made her TEDx debut discussing women’s empowerment and inclusivity in the workplace...See More

  • Supporting Women Entrepreneurs: Played a key role in increasing women's representation in entrepreneurship and leadership positions within Ibtikar's portfolio...See More

  • Advancing Tech Ventures in Palestine: Enabled the creation of successful companies that operate globally, such as Mashvisor, a data service for U.S. real estate investors.

  • Fostering Economic Development: Contributed significantly to economic development in Palestine through technological and entrepreneurial advancements.

  • Advocating for Diversity in Venture Capital: Encouraged the inclusion of more women in tech and VC, positively impacting female employment and leadership in Palestine.

  • Raising Funds for Palestinian Startups: Successfully raised substantial funds for Ibtikar, aiding in the growth and international outreach of Palestinian startups​

Date of Last Update: 
December 27, 2023

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