Paul Kenny, Managing Director, AYM Commerce /

Paul Kenny is a renowned technology entrepreneur in the Middle East. Kenny is one of the most important figures in the start-up space in the MENA region and is an active investor, mentor and advisor to numerous companies and organisations, including governmental and non-profits, around the world. Kenny founded Dubai based online coupon website, Cobone at the age of 25, which was later sold in a multi-million-euro deal, to the US-based investment firm Tiger Global Management. Before the age of 30, he was a founding partner of four companies including Emerge Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on high-impact early stage and Series A investments in emerging markets. Kenny is currently managing director of AYM Commerce, a company specialising in breakthrough digital technologies and online business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and across the globe, including one of the largest e-commerce grocery platforms in the Middle East, the BinDawood group’s, Danube Online.