Paul Kenny is a renowned technology Entrepreneur in the Middle East. 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 is a founding partner at Emerge Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on high-impact early stage and Series A investments in Emerging Markets.
Kenny previously founded Dubai based online coupon website, Cobone, which was later sold in a multi-million-euro deal, to the US based investment firm Tiger Global Management.
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.