Taylor is a Principal at Sadara Ventures and has more than seven years of experience managing technology and in the Middle East. A passionate technologist specialized in the region, Taylor was Head of Product Development at RavenPack International, a VC-backed startup, where he oversaw the commercialization of the company’s big data analytics portfolio and managed strategic partnerships with Dow Jones and others. His leadership defined RavenPack’s overall strategy and brought in the company’s first sales.
Recently, Taylor worked in business intelligence product planning at Microsoft, where he led and authored that company’s market opportunity analysis for big data analytics. In the Middle East, Taylor oversaw numerous large-scale technology implementation projects at the American University in Cairo. He studied Computer Science at Carleton College and holds both an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the recipient of multiple graduate scholarships and studied Arabic.