Christopher M. Schroeder is an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor in interactive technologies and social communications.  He co-founder of Next Billion Ventures, a venture capital and advisory group for rising markets, backed by leaders in Silicon Valley.  He is author of the 2016 best-seller Startup Rising -- The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. Schroeder was the CEO and publisher of washingtonpost.newsweek interactive and co-founder of He is an investor in disruptive enterprises including Vox Media, Skift, iBotta, Zignal Labs, and fin tech enterprise Segovia, and a limited partner in several venture capital funds. Schroeder serves on the board of advisers of the American University of Cairo School of Business, American University School of International Service, Endeavor Global, 500 Startups, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and 1776, and on the boards of directors of the American University of Beirut, the German Marshall Fund, and the American Council on Germany. He is on the investment committee of Wamda Capital and Saudi Telecom Ventures, and has co-led the economic recovery and revitalization working group of the Atlantic Council's Middle East strategy task force.

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