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I never invest in a company that I cannot personally add value to. Before I start working with anyone, I like to know what makes them tick so we spend time getting to know our invests to make sure we can all work harmoniously and effectively together. Apart from funding, we also help them plug into other external networks and resources such as legal advice, branding and marketing to allow us all to develop the company’s potential more effectively.
If you’ve no idea where you’re heading, how on earth are you going to get there? I’ve been privileged to have used my experience and knowledge as a strategic advisor for organisations all over the world. I help companies create goals and give them the tactics they’ll need to get the best possible outcome in the future.
When I was in charge of a successful, multi-million dollar company, I wasn’t happy. I would show up to work each day with no idea about what I should be doing. I didn’t know how to lead or how to act. The company almost outgrew me. This was an incredibly uncomfortable feeling and it’s a common problem with entrepreneurial leaders we work with. I would say one in three suffers from depression or anxiety.
I never get tired of telling my story and fortunately for me, there seems to be a few people around the world who enjoy listening to it! Of course it is a story that is constantly growing and evolving and if I make a difference to anyone who maybe be inspired or galvanized to follow their own dreams by hearing about mine well, I’ve done my job!
Branding is all about delivering promises to your customers and your people – and success is measured by a company’s ability to deliver on those promises every single time. Branding is far more than a logo, name or corporate colour. The brand strategy that sits behind it is an enormous part of building a successful business. I help clients clearly define their brand and what it stands for, allowing them to make effective decisions to drive their company forward.
Marketing is a crucial part of a company’s brand strategy, directly getting its message across to customers. Having been one of the first pioneers in the Middle East’s digital marketing space, I know what it takes to disturb markets and produce results in a industry that is constantly evolving.
Paul Kenny is a renowned technology Entrepreneur in the Middle East. Currently the Managing Director of AYM, Kenny is one of the most important figures in the startup space in the MENA region and is an active investor, mentor and advisor to numerous companies around the world.
He was a founding partner at Emerge Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on high-impact early stage and Series A investments in Emerging Markets.
Paul has been selected as the 10th most influential person under the age of 30 in the Middle East, one of the 25 most important people in technology in the region, in the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in the Middle East by Gulf Business and one of the 30 under 30 shaping Ireland’s future by Ireland’s biggest news website; The Independent.
In September and October 2012 Paul won the Middle East Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Business and the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award, highlighting the explosive growth achieved so early in his career. He has made numerous investments into Technology companies worldwide and sits as a board member and advisor to several companies.