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Raed Al Masri

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Former President & CEO, and Board Member, SkySurf Canada Communications and Founder & CEO, Eday Corporation.

Founder, Former President & CEO, and Board Member, SkySurf Canada Communications and Founder & CEO, Eday Corporation.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

SkySurf Canada Communications
Eday Corporation
ConnectMe
Jaguar Wireless

Advisor

SkySurf Canada Communications

Positions

Founder, Former President & CEO, and Board Member SkySurf Canada Communications February 2009 - present
Founder & CEO Eday Corporation January 2001 - present
Board Director Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) September 2010 - August 2012
Co-founder & Product Manager ConnectMe January 2011 - March 2012
Founder & VP Corporate Development Jaguar Wireless February 2006 - January 2009
Partner SalonCanada 2007 - 2008
Development support engineer Alcatel-Lucent 2000 - 2001

Education

Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management General Management 2006 - 2007
Carleton University Electrical 1996 - 2000
Najd Private School
Riyadh National Schools

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Yelp
  • • real time bidding
  • • Local search
  • • Yellow pages
  • • Asterisk
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Telecom Billing

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales Strategy • B2B sales • Scaling • Business Strategy • Investor pitch • Startups • Strategy • Telecommunications • scaling sales

Key Accomplishments

I am a relentless Canadian entrepreneur who’s recently made the Bay area home, talented in all things start-ups.. I simply go the distance once I get passionate about an idea..

Furthermore capital raising is my game.. I raised significant capital during the biggest recent boom in 2008 and also during the biggest bust in 2009... details below

My background is unique because I've got the track record, passion & experience in two distinct verticals:

1. Local and SMBs: I built, sold-software & digital marketing to, owned, and be-friended small businesses, giving him intricate understanding in local

2. Telecom: I am a seasoned telecom founder, having founded/worked in every aspect of telecom, notably founding SkySurf Canada, the national inflight wi-fi carrier which I sold to Gogo Air, and prior to that attempting to start a mobile wireless carrier (Jaguar Wireless), where I raised capital, participated in Canada’s wireless spectrum auction & was ultimately outbid after making a last bid of $213m.

Because of my never give-up attitude and pursuit of scalable business models, I conceived connectMe, a seemingly simple model powered by a combination of telecom & digital technologies with a barrier to entry providing a head start over the next entity attempting to duplicate.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

intellectually stimulating.. equally driven, push each other's thinking... think big... realistic and highly ambitious!

As an Advisor

wisdom and experience in local search, real time bidding, large and medium size publisher (yelp, yellowPages like) business.

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Ghaith Qamheiah
They're my friends  •  Principal Engineer, PLC Fire Safety Solutions and Vice President, Arcan Management Consultants.
Raed embodies in my opinion many of the most essential traits for success as an entrepreneur: he is a visionary, he's strategic and he can e ... xecute. He is also highly intelligent, driven and charming making him a very effective networker and fundraiser.
Ghaith Qamheiah
They're my friends  •  Principal Engineer, PLC Fire Safety Solutions and Vice President, Arcan Management Consultants.
Raed possesses many of the essential traits for success as an entrepreneur, which would explain his fantastic track record to date. He is a ... visionary, strategic and can execute on any plan he believes in. He is also highly driven, intelligent and charming making him a very effective networker and fundraiser. I've cofounded companies with Raed in the past and so far all have been great experiences.
Fadi Yachoua
They're my friends  •  Lawyer & Co-Founder, Embarkation Law Corporation. Previously Lawyer, Embarkation Law Group. University of Ottawa grad. York grad.
Raed has worked tirelessly in the pursuit and establishment of a number of companies and business ventures. He has a keen eye for market opp ... ortunities, and works strategically to achieve his goals. He has always navigated challenges with confidence and patience. Being multi-lingual, and having lived and worked in a number of different countries, Raed has strong cultural and interpersonal skills which are essential to succeed in diverse business environments.
Akolisa Ufodike MBA ICD.D FCPA FCGA FCCA CPA (OR, US)
We worked together  •  CFO, Corridor Communications Inc and Chairman, Aurora Equity Partners Ltd.. Queen's grad.
Read is persistent and can be relied on to do way more than his share of the heavy lifting. He learns quickly and gets better really fast.
Akolisa Ufodike MBA ICD.D FCPA FCGA FCCA CPA (OR, US)
We worked together  •  CFO, Corridor Communications Inc and Chairman, Aurora Equity Partners Ltd.. Queen's grad.
Read is persistent and extremely reliable. He brings his A game to every venture and can always be counted upon to do more than hi fair sha ... re of the heavy lifting.
Bassam Al-Khalidi
They're my school  •  Co-CEO & Principal Consultant, AxiaD IDS, Inc. Previously Sr. Program Manager, ActivIdentity.
Raed is resourceful, motivated, intelligent and thoughtful. I would partner with Raed at any opportunity.
Adam Cegielski
We worked together  •  Founder, Eyecarrot and Owner, Insight Consulting.
Raed has the rare ability to see an opportunity from unlimited angles. Highly objective and focused.
Adam Cegielski
We worked together  •  Founder, Eyecarrot and Owner, Insight Consulting.
Has the ability to see an opportunity from multiple angles. Highly objective and focused.
Halim Abbas
We worked together  •  Vice President of Data Science, Cognoa. Previously Principal Data Scientist, Think Big, A Teradata Company.
Raed is a relentless force of creation who will alwyas find a way to fet to his goal
Guillermo Schible
They're my friends  •  Owner, Schible Law. Previously Associate Litigation Lawyer, Hodder Barristers.
Raed is a visionary and a risk-taker. But he is not careless. I know Raed to be methodical and analytical. Once he collects and absorbs i ... nformation, Raed makes calm, confident decisions with ease. Also Raed is an excellent networker -- he enjoys meeting people.