Mo has a diverse background both in startups and early stage investments as well as in operational roles, in the UK and Canada. Prior to joining OTEAF Mo worked as a consultant with MD Homecall, a Toronto based healthcare startup advising on their Operations and Strategy. He helped the venture to grow revenues by 39% over a few months through rigorous market analysis and strategy implementation. Mo was a committee member on the Saïd Business School (SBS) Seed Fund at the University of Oxford, where he oversaw catalytic investments in edtech, fintech and consumer music apps. He also managed due diligence, deal flow and deal structuring, as well as advising portfolio companies (Onfido, ACE, Massolit and TIGMUS) at the board level.
Prior to moving to Canada, Mo worked as an Analyst at London based Cloisters Ventures, a boutique venture capital fund using the UK SEIS scheme to help investors deploy capital tax efficiently. He structured and managed a £5m investment round in Chillingham Classics conducted financial due diligence and managedinvestor relations.
As an entrepreneur Mo founded Call Link Telecommunications, which he grew into the largest carrier of voice traffic to Iran from Europe, growing revenues from zero to over £1m in the first year.
During his time as an Analyst for the Aim Image Camera Company, he also produced several films and promos, including ‘Slums, Drums and Capoeira’, a feature documentary about Brazilian dance in the worst slums of Rio. His work has won a Special Jury Prize at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival, as well as a Royal Television Society Award.
Mo also engages in charity work, and volunteers as a Fund Development Committee Member at Black CAP, a Toronto based NGO tasked with helping black and ethnic minorities dealing with HIV/AIDS.
Mo has a BA in Biological Science, and an MBA, both from the University of Oxford.