Vera Futorjanski is the CEO & Founder of Veritas Ventures. Most recently, she was Director of Innovation for 500Global (the most active venture capital firm in the world) in charge of the Middle East and Russia. Prior to joining 500, Vera was with the Dubai Future Foundation which is part of the Prime Ministers Office of the United Arab Emirates.
Before that Vera was with Rocket Internet, one of the world’s leading venture builders and Venture Capital firms. She is part of the Expert Group on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems for the World Economic Forum, an Innovation Expert at the UN, a Responsible Leader at the BMW Foundation.
Vera is a Venture Partner with the Founder Institute and their GCC Advisor. She sits on the advisory board of the IBM Village Capital accelerator and is a mentor with Techstars, Respond, e7, and many other global accelerators and incubators. Vera is a Global Ambassador at Vital Voices and part of VV100, which is their network of 100 women they consider the most influential in their 15K network of extraordinary women. Vera is a big advocate for women empowerment and specifically for women in technology.