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    02 Feb, 2011

    What's next for Egyptian entrepreneurs?

    One day before Egyptians took to the streets in protest, a Cairo-based venture capital firm called Sawari Ventures formally launched. It is the nation's only privately-funded VC firm, with plans to invest between $2 and $5 million in local technology and telecom startups.

    Earlier today I spoke with Leslie Jump, a Sawari Ventures partner who works out of Washington, D.C. (her husband is Edward Walker, U.S. Ambassador to Egypt between 1994 and 1997). Below is an edited transcript of our conversation:

    Fortune: Is it safe to say that business is on hold for Sawari Ventures? …read more