Fellows Directory

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni


Abdulrahman is founder and CEO of STV, a $500M technology VC fund anchored by Saudi Telecom. STV closed its first transaction in December 2016, co-leading Careem's Series D at a $1B+ valuation.

He also currently sits on a number of boards and investment committees.

He first joined Google in 2009 to establish and lead Google's business operations in emerging markets in the Middle East. From the Dubai office, Abdulrahman shaped Google's regional strategy and investments, grew revenues, and drove partnerships making an impact on the region's digital ecosystem. He also built and scaled Google's Android/Play business across Eastern Europe and MENA.

Afterward, he led new business development and global partnerships for Google's wireless connectivity and communications efforts from the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Prior to Google, Abdulrahman co-founded a number of technology ventures in the US and managed different tech consulting, banking, and design engagements at Oracle, Morgan Stanley, and Blueprint.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Abdulrahman earned BSc and MEng degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; his BSc also includes a concentration in economics. He has been named by the MIT Technology Review as a TR35 Pan-Arab Innovator, listed on the '30 Under 30' lists of Arabian Business and Gulf Business, and was the first recipient of the MIT ASO Science and Technology Achievement award.

Abdulrahman served his fellowship at STV; he is a member of Class 22.