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LebNet Bireme Award - Entrepreneur of the Year

Karim Atiyeh – CTO and Co-founder, Ramp A person smiling for the camera Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Karim Atiyeh is the co-founder of New York City’s fastest growing startup, valued at $ 3.9B.  Ramp’s mission is to use technology to identify wasteful corporate spending and his track record of innovation is paving the way for Lebanese entrepreneurs.  


Karim Atiyeh is the co-founder and CTO of Ramp, the fastest growing corporate card and finance automation platform. Launched in 2020, Ramp gives finance leaders an edge with powerful software that helps them save time and control spend before it happens. Valued at $3.9 billion, 18 months after launch, Ramp has raised $620 million in debt and equity from backers including Founders Fund, Redpoint Ventures, Thrive Capital, D1 Capital Partners, Spark Capital, Coatue Management, Iconiq, Goldman Sachs, and Stripe. 

A Lebanese entrepreneur, Karim previously built and sold Y Combinator-backed Paribus to Capital One in 2016.

LebNet, a non-profit organization, serves as a multi-faceted platform for Lebanese professionals residing in the US and Canada, entrepreneurs, investors, business partners in a broad technology eco-system, and acts as a bridge to their counterparts in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East


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