Management Team

Eyal Perez: Chairman, CEO & CFO

- Founder and Principal of Genesis Advisors, a hedge fund advisory and seeding firm focusing on special situation investing, alternative asset management and growth equity
- Raised $1.5bn from prominent alternative asset allocators
- Structured and seeded the first alternative UCITS vehicle for TCW Group and Advent Capital Management
- Oversaw several significant pre-IPO investments with a focus on Fintech, SaaS & Consumer Internet
- Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (“CAIA®”) Charterholder
- Education: Master of Science in Finance from the University of Geneva and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from HEC Geneva

Michael Lahyani: Co-Executive Chairman, President & Chief Strategy Officer

- Founder and CEO of Property Finder since 2005, the leading real estate classifieds portal connecting brokers and consumers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
- Raised $140m Series C from General Atlantic in 2019 at a valuation just under $500m
- Founding Partner at Merro, an investment vehicle focused on online marketplaces globally
- Board member of the Advisory Council of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy
- First Endeavor entrepreneur of the UAE, a nonprofit global organization based in NYC that supports entrepreneurs with high social and economical impact
- Invested in Hemnet (STO: HEM) in 2016, a Swedish online classifieds company
- Board Experience: Chairman of Property Finder, Dubicars (online marketplace), Hosco (digital classifieds), Zingat (digital PropTech), Foxstone (digital PropTech)
- Education: Master and Bachelor in Business Administration from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

Simon Baker: Co-Executive Chairman, COO & Executive Head of M&A

- Chairman of PropTech Group Limited (ASX: PTG), a company that operates and invests in leading PropTech SaaS businesses
- Chairman of CAV Investment Group focusing on PropTech investments
- Director of Cian plc (NYSE: CIAN), a Russian online classifieds company
- Former CEO & Managing Director of REA Group (ASX: REA), a global digital media business with 20+ real estate focused brands

- Former Chairman of Mitula Group Limited (ASX: MUA), an online classifieds company

- Former Chairman of iProperty Group (ASX: IPP), an online classifieds company based in southeast Asia

- Former Advisor to Brazilian online real estate marketplace VivaReal
- Advisor to leading real estate marketplaces Cian (Russia) and Hepsiemlak (Turkey)
- Education: MBA from the Melbourne Business School and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Monash University