Mehdi Khemiri was the founder, the top shareholder and CEO of TOPNET, the leading Internet Service Provider in Tunisia. TOPNET was founded in 2001 and, despite the competition among the 5 existing internet providers, experienced tremendous growth resulting in 50% of market share and exceeding 200,000 ADSL subscribers. In June 2010, Mehdi successfully sold 100% of TOPNET to TUNISIE TELECOM, the Tunisian incumbent operator.
After his success, Mehdi founded INNOVEST, a new venture capital company specializing in new information technology. He aims to actively finance and support the success of future Tunisian start-ups by using his management experience and IT proficiency. A special focus will be given to working alongside innovative Tunisian entrepreneurs by complementing their expertise with business skills – including marketing, finance, strategy and international development.