The medium-sized, high-growth business sector is booming in emerging markets, only the banking infrastructure that should support them is not working.
Between the complexity that is opening a bank account to approving a business credit card and what goes into making international payments, we understand that Tribal offers a great opportunity. Traditional bank processes, existing interfaces and methods don't fit your needs. We do.
We developed and patented an AI-powered approval process that works and is guaranteed for use with businesses in emerging markets. Our team of founders is composed of serial entrepreneurs, data scientists and fintech executives who have developed and led startups in emerging markets around the world. Our mission is to empower and exponentiate the growth of your business.
The Tribal team is very diverse and is made up of talented individuals who bring experience from some of the most recognized technology companies and financial institutions.
Youssry is an entrepreneur and investor who has successfully founded, operated and exited several startups globally. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering, product management, marketing, and business development in a wide range of technologies.
Youssri founded ITWorx in 1994 with Wael Amin, where they incubated and spun off LaserStorm (MBO), FileWay (exited), Otlob.com (sold to Orascom), and NetCelera/SwanLabs (sold to F5). After exiting ITWorx in 2007, he cofounded IdealRatings, Roboworx, and Eonite Perception (sold to Intel). In 2019, Youssri returned to ITWorx as CEO. Youssri earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from Cairo University. He is an active member of the technology community in both Egypt and in Silicon Valley.
Jessica is a Venture Partner with Dundee Venture Capital, a Kauffman Fellow and holds an MBA in Design Strategy. She has spent the past decade working in technology, venture capital and public policy to support critical shifts for the global innovation ecosystem.
Jessica was previously with GE Ventures, the National Venture Capital Association, SocialFlow, and the U.S. Congress. Jessica serves on the boards of the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, the Women's Association of Venture and Equity in San Francisco, and the Davidson College Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Roy is an active researcher in machine learning and an advisor to companies seeking to leverage data science. He is chair of the advisory board for the University of Miami's Institute for Data Science and Computation, and co-founded New York University’s Center for Data Science, which offered the first graduate degrees in the field.
Under his tenure as Managing Director, the center had 1,300 applicants for 60 positions in one semester. Prior to that, he was CTO at Reuters and Capital One. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on developing business strategies that fully leveraged information technology. He has a PhD in Computer Science from NYU, an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and a BA in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.
Lou Kerner is a founding partner of CryptoMondays, a “community first” Crypto VC and a corresponding Meetup group that is active in more than 50 cities around the world. As a crypto enthusiast, investor, public speaker and thought leader, he was deemed “Wall Street’s Bitcoin Expert” by the Wall Street Journal. Lou also advises Blockchain Coinvestors, a crypto fund-of-funds, and Silver Castle, a leading crypto asset manager.
Prior to CryptoMondays, Lou held positions as a Partner at Flight VC and Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund (SIF), which invested in rapidly growing tech companies. He was also an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street-style research report on the company in 2010. In his early career, he ran two digital companies and was an equity analyst for Goldman Sachs. Lou has a BA from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University.
Nik Milanović heads up business development and strategy at Google Pay & Google Finance. He was formerly Head of Strategy at Petal, one of the fastest-growing consumer credit startups, and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Funding Circle.
With 8+ years of experience in mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance, Nik is also a fintech columnist at TechCrunch and runs This Week in Fintech. He has a BA from Stanford University where he conducted research on inequality and international development.