Alanoud Faisal

Co-founder & COO, Inevert

Alanoud is the COO of, a global digital platform that bridges the gap between ecosystems, connecting startups with brands, mentors, and investors. The platform is complimented by extensive on the ground delivery supported by local ecosystem partners. She also established 9over10, an entrepreneurial venture that forms strategies for family offices, including an educational platform for de-risking high-risk investments in angel-to-early stage investments in emerging markets.

Formerly a member of the National Satellite Technology Center (NSTC) team at King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST), Alanoud was the first Saudi female engineer to hold such a role. Her projects’ scope included security level collaboration with Stanford University and NASA. A publicly noted project was the SaudiSat 4 project, a recently launched Saudi technology demonstration satellite that is a joint NASA Ames and KACST experiment.

Alanoud’s career began as an intern at General Electric (GE) working as a member of the Saudi-Africa Synergy Strategy Project team, and as a systems engineer intern at Cisco.  She is a graduate of Saudi’s first class of female engineers, earning a BSc. Eng. from Saudi Arabia’s first women’s university, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Alanoud is a founding member of Makeen, a non-for-profit women’s business incubator, and is a Global Ambassador for 10KSA, a world record breaking holistic health awareness and education initiative in Saudi Arabia (