General Partner, Venture Investor
American entrepreneur, advisor and investor in interactive technologies and social communications. He is author of the recent best seller, and first book on startups in the Arab World, Startup Rising -- The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. Schroeder was the CEO and Publisher of washingtonpost.newsweek interactive and co-founder of the Silicon Valley venture capital backed startup HealthCentral.com, sold in 2012. His investments include Vox Media, Skift, Quibb, iBotta, Zignal Labs, CrowdPac, Segovia among others, and as limited partner in leading Silicon Valley venture capital funds. Schroeder serves on the board of advisers of the American University of Cairo School of Business, American University School of International Service, and the boards of directors of the American University of Beirut, The German Marshall Fund and the American Council on Germany. He is on the Investment Committee of The Wamda Fund, one of the largest venture capital funds in the Middle East. He has co-led the Economic Recovery and Revitalization working group of the Atlantic Council's Middle East Strategy Task Force. He has written, spoken and been on-air extensively on startups and innovation as well as emerging growth markets and the Middle East. He was named one of LinkedIn's first 50 Influencers. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School.