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Abbas Gassem

Entrepreneur • Advisor United Arab Emirates, AE

Founder, The PartyUp.

Founder, The PartyUp.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Business Development
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Business Development
  • • Operations

Involved In


The PartyUp


Founder The PartyUp March 2016 - present
Product Director November 2015 - present
Founder September 2014 - present
Senior Product Manager - Middle East & Africa Yahoo! September 2012 - December 2014
Product Development Manager Kelkoo September 2004 - September 2005


London Metropolitan University Computing 1998 - 2000
Birkbeck, University of London Economics & Social Policy 1994 - 1998
Schiller International University, Heidelberg International Business 1988 - 1991
Cairo American College Physics, Chemistry, Further maths, French 1980 - 1988

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
Advisor With
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Sales Strategy
  • • Investments
  • • Business Development
  • • Creative Direction
  • • International Expansion
  • • Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Local
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Smart Home
  • • Healthcare
  • • Commerce
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Payments
  • • Sports

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Operations • Product management • Product strategy • Business Development • Product Development

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

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Jeremy Crooks
They're my friends  •  CEO, "Gone Surfing".
Extensive expertise in product development, product management, team development, project management and agile methodologies.
Lloyd Price
We worked together  •  IoD 99 Member, Institute of Directors.
Abbas would be a great entrepreneur because he is very experienced, resourceful, committed and driven. As an entrepreneur myself having rais ... ed $10M in venture capital funding for my Digital Health startup, I would like to hire Abbas if he was available and would start a business with him in the future.
Yoram Arnon
We worked together  •  Architect, Yahoo.
Abbas is a pleasure to work with. Personally he's interesting and funny, and professionally he's effective and, well, professional.
Glen Drury
We worked together  •  RVP Northern Europe, Yahoo!.
Abbas has a great drive to bring projects through those difficult stages they inevitably hit. I believe that Abbas brings a great spirit to ... anything he turns his hand to.
Kevin Boer
We worked together  •  Managing Principal, Domus Consulting Group.
Passionate, articulate, knowledgeable, and just generally a great person

Lloyd Price
We worked together  •  IoD 99 Member, Institute of Directors.
Lloyd is a true entrepreneur, being able to drive an opportunity from idea to execution. Over the years, he has managed to take on several ... challenging roles to deliver success each time, true winner!