Tamer Hassanein
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Tamer Hassanein

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Tamer is an innovator in the digital media industry with deep domain knowledge and a strong appreciation for the dynamics that create successful startups in Silicon Valley. He has a strong network in the Valley’s startup community and plays an active role in its ecosystem.

Prior to joining Newbury, Tamer was employee #2 and top salesman at Zong, the world’s leading mobile payments company. In his four years at Zong, Tamer formed deals that were pivotal in establishing the company as the leader in its space. Zong was acquired by eBay in 2011.

In April 2011, he co-founded Foghorn Games, an international game development company focused on multiplayer cross-platform applications for on the iPad. Foghorn Games was merged in July 2012 into Popover Games, where Tamer currently serves as an Advisory Board member.

Tamer is an active angel investor and advisor to several startups. He served as President of Grantoo, a social gaming network that enables university students to play online competitive games for tuition. Born and raised in Silicon Valley, he attended the American School of Paris and the University of San Diego, and has worked in Geneva, London, Paris, and Los Angeles.