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Fadi Mahmoud

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Alcalua. Looking for Cofounder in Fundraising and BizDev in Sports consumer electronics industry.

Founder, Alcalua. Looking for Cofounder in Fundraising and BizDev in Sports consumer electronics industry.

8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Operations
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In




Founder Alcalua 2014 - present
Director - Storage Software Engineering Development Dell 2010 - 2014
Director of OEM Consulting and Program Management - Windows PC & Phone Microsoft 2008 - 2010
Technologist and Business Development MC & iDev - startup 2005 - 2008
Director of Software Development ( program management) Adaptec 1997 - 2004
Firmware Engineer Mylex/ IBM 1995 - 1997
Sr IT design engineer Emirates Airlines January 1992 - January 1993
Firmware engineer REEM 1990 - 1992


University of New Orleans Polarization optics 1993 - 1995
Jâmi'at Bâyrut Al-Arabiya Electronics and Communication 1983 - 1988

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Digital marketing
  • • Industrial design
  • • Business model
  • • Fitness data
  • • Wearable technology
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Consumer Marketing
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Predictive analytics
  • • Retail Marketing
  • • Sports marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Instrumental in driving technical excellence and software/product engineering operations for more than $200Millions in revenue at Adaptec. Driving alone and winning $3+ Million deal with one ODM while at Microsoft, and running a total of roughly $6million in projects. Main designer for the first RAID on Motherboard for major OEM (Dell), successfully turned ideas into shipped products at Adaptec, Dell, and Microsoft. Strong strategy analysis, positioning, value prop, GTM..etc., structure in addressing business success while delivering awesome user experience. Strong eco and partner management deliveries. Holding more than 20 approved US patents

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Cofounder is trustworthy, dedicated, and skillful.

Vouches Received

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Xiaohai Yu
They're my advisor  •  Senior Software Development Engineer, Dell. Previously Software Development Engineer II, Dell.
Fadi has a good insight to mobile/storage techniques and business, and got product vision and talents as well. Fadi provides advice on perso ... nal and professional levels, helping people and teams achieving their best. I think partners will respect and enjoy to have such a great advisor.
Massimo Dardano
We worked together  •  Owner, While 1 srl. Previously J2ME Senior Specialist, Vodafone Group Services.
Because he's able to take quick decisions always based on rationality, data analysis and thinking at priorities.
Hussein Salama
We worked together  •  Director, Microsoft Research Advanced Technology Lab, Cairo, Microsoft. North Carolina State grad. North Carolina State grad.
Over the years he arrived at the right balance between business sense and technology innovation
Hani El Gebaly
We worked together  •  Enterpreneur & Technology Evangelist, Avidbeam. Previously Director of Middle East Wireless Communication Lab (MEMIC), Intel Corporation.
Fadi has always been an adventure finder. He worked for many big corporations including Microsoft, Dell, Mylex, etc. and did not find his am ... bition. I believe he is tenacious enough to make his venture a great success. Fadi is an explorer and follows his passion. These are the traits of great enterpreneurs.
Chris Franklin
We worked together  •  Partner, Prevision Software. Previously Director, Academy for Science and Design.
When I worked with Fadi, he was tireless when trying to finish the project we were working. He made many cross country trips and worked incr ... edibly long hours to make sure his piece of the project was done with the highest quality standards. As part of this project he had to direct many workers, all of which were highly motivated by him. Since that time, we have discussed various ideas and it is clear to me that Fadi is also a visionary. To summarize, Fadi would be a phenomenal entrepreneur because his is a visionary who never gives up until the job is done. He is also excellent at making the people who work for him feel highly motivated, partly because he is such a hard worker himself. These are the qualities that together would ensure that any company he creates will succeed!
Franco Ometti
They're my current cofounder  •  Contractor, Maserati and Ceo, While1.
Fadi is a very smart and honest person
Karan Parikh
We worked together  •  Senior Storage Software Engineer, Dell. Previously 4G Software Engineer, Qualcomm. University of Southern California grad.
Fadi is one of the smartest and nicest persons, I have had the opportunity to work for. He is passionate about his products. He understands ... product management, team building, and software development, like no other does. He has advised and mentored me on numerous occasions. There have been many occasions where he has stood up for his team. Above and beyond all, he is one of the nicest person I know.
Brian Nadeau
We worked together  •  SVP Product Development, Infinio Systems. Previously VP Engineering, SimpliVity Corporation.
I have known Fadi for well over 15 years, he's a great engineer, leader, and team player. Fadi is driven to complete his objectives on agg ... ressive schedules and with tight budgets. I count Fadi as a friend and also a trusted associate.

Franco Ometti
We worked together  •  Contractor, Maserati and Ceo, While1.
Franco is one of the most trusted folks I ever worked with. He is a diligent, smart, and has deep knowledge in software development across m ... any layers from embedded to Web. I worked closely with Franco and his ability to weather difficulties and challenges is always admired. He is creative, resourceful and tenacious - doesn't settle down until it is done with absolute high quality.