Plus Venture Capital (+VC) has announced the launch of its operations and its $60 million debut fund focused on investing in early-stage tech startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and its diaspora.

Founded by well-known veterans of the startup ecosystem, the firm’s leadership, led by ex-Google executive Sharif El-Badawi and investment veteran Hasan Haider, is taking an innovative approach to supporting early-stage companies – leveraging more than 35 years of co...