As Founding General Partner at Sadara, Saed brings experience in establishing and operating software companies, and in building effective technology teams, both in startup and established business environments. He co-founded and was CTO of Equiom Inc., a software consultancy and project outsourcing firm with operations in Washington and Colorado. Since returning to the region in 2007, he founded Equiom-MENA, a Ramallah-based software outsourcing firm, which he managed for some four years. He also was a board member of G.ho.st, a cloud computing software company whose R&D center and other key managers were in Ramallah. During his time in Palestine, Saed has developed an extensive network of contacts in the local software and related sectors. Prior to founding Equiom in 2004, Saed led the development of key service infrastructure at Fidesic, a venture-backed Internet start-up. Before that, he spent 6 years with Microsoft in various software engineering and leadership roles in the development organization. In June 2010, Saed served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Palestine Investment Conference in Bethlehem. He was also a West Bank delegate to the U.S. Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in April 2010 in DC. In July 2009, Saed was selected to join the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program at the Center for Venture Education in Palo Alto. He is now a graduate of Class 14, and the first Kauffman Fellow in the Arab Middle East region.