Sonia Weymuller is a Founding Partner of VentureSouq, a GCC-based early stage equity funding platform. Previously, she headed Advertising Sales for Turner Broadcasting’s portfolio of children’s platforms across MENA and Africa. Prior to Turner, Sonia worked with Viacom’s Emerging Markets’ Strategy Group and Microsoft’s Strategy and M&A team in London. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Sonia is a Charter Member for TiE’s Dubai chapter, serves as the UAE Director for the Yale Alumni Schools Committee, is a Board Member and mentor for e7 Daughters of the Emirates, a social enterprise platform for Emirati women ages 18-25 and an advisor to Air Shepherd, a non-profit that harnesses the power of technology to pre-empt poaching activities in Africa.