First Check Ventures
Ali Jamal is a Product Leader, Growth Expert, Data Scientist, Corporate Strategist, & Angel Investor. He is the Founder of First Check Ventures, an angel syndicate that invests in early stage startups. The syndicate has supported and invested in startups globally including the US, Pakistan, India, Singapore, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. He has also served as a Director of Growth and Performance Marketing at PayClip, Mexico's First FinTech Unicorn.
Previously, Ali was the Head of Performance Marketing at Rappi, leading 80+ people on 7 teams across 8 international offices and responsible for generating over $1 billion in total transaction value per year globally. Prior to joining Rappi, he was the Head of Marketing Innovation at Agoda, where he led 3 teams across 3 international offices and was responsible for expansion into the China market. Ali previously held Product and Analytical leadership roles at RockYou, Zynga, and Maxim Integrated Products. He began his career as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the software and internet sectors. Ali has a Bachelors in Economics and a Masters in Statistics from Stanford University.