Ziad K Abdelnour

Disrupting the real estate market using big data and machine learning

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 17 April 2017
In the housing search space, all eyes are on the two Juggernauts: Zillow and realtor.com/ Newscorp.  And most of the discussion is about who has more listings, who has a better UI, etc….  However, there has not been a lot of talk about the innovation...

My predictions for the Venture Capital Industry in the next decade

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 17 April 2017
I am always and often asked this question…. I thought I would finally share my feedback with you Bottom Line: I strongly believe that: Traditional VCs will look more and more like full-stack professional services firms. Remember those dark ages when...

My Top predictions for the Trump regime now in power

By : ziad k abdelnour| 23 January 2017
When I said back in June 16, 2015 (the day he kicked off his campaign for president) that Trump will be our next President, everyone laughed at me and told me I was insane… Never in a million years this would ever happen they said on and on again. We...

To all those wide-eyed millennials looking for a break

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 29 November 2016
It breaks my heart to see millions of millennials still chasing rainbows and hoping that the US government or a cartoon character such as Berne Sanders or crooked Hillary Clinton were ever going to change their lives. Maybe it is time to grow up folk...

Why we need to make it easier for China to invest in America

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 24 October 2016
I am frankly flabbergasted that with all the economic issues facing our nation today and our dire need for capital inflows to help invigorate our industries all across the board, we are giving so much hard time for Chinese foreign direct investment i...

Brace Yourselves Folks … It’s Going To Get Real Ugly

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 29 September 2016
These are the most dangerous markets I have ever witnessed in my entire life, and I’ve been investing for over 25 years. Global central bank balance sheets are up from $6 trillion in 2007 to $21 trillion today and they are still being expanded at the...

My Best Advice for a Rookie Start-Up CEO

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 23 November 2015
I have backed over 125 companies over my Wall Street career and can humbly say reviewed over 5,000 business plans… From startups to very established companies seeking financing. These are my golden nuggets I thought I’d share with every b...

Navigating the Emerging Markets Of Today

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour | 10 August 2015
As we at Blackhawk Partners see it today, one of the biggest advantages emerging markets have offered investors is a strong growth story Over the past decade, growth in emerging markets has in fact outpaced growth in developed markets by more than do...