Anis Kallel was born and raised in Tunisia, North Africa. He moved to the US for college and attended the University of Rochester where he studied Computer Science and Business. During these 4 years, he was involved in research on Human-Computer Interaction, and spent time in Silicon Valley interning at Electronic Arts (E.A) and Microsoft. Having developed an interest and a passion for emerging markets, he took a job with the Swiss investment group Seedstars as their associate for Africa. There, he got the opportunity to travel to 16 Sub-Saharan African countries in 2017 to identify the best early stage startups, and was inspired to move back to Tunisia as the Co-Founder and CTO of a FinTech company called Kaoun (Universe, in Arabic) working on Payment and Credit solutions adapted to the Middle Eastern and African markets.