Merro is an investment holding company that focuses on online marketplace businesses with network effects in developing markets. Merro was founded in 2014 by Henrik Persson, Michael Lahyani and Pierre Siri having each a third of the company. Henrik Persson was formerly Head of Investments at Kinnevik and is our old trusted partner from many ventures, most notably Avito. Michael Lahyani is the founder and CEO of Propertyfinder, the largest real estate property portal in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region. Pierre Siri has a long background within online classifieds which includes the role as CEO and investor in, the Swedish online classifieds asset that is today owned by Schibsted and in many ways the benchmark asset for online classifieds players globally. Pierre will act as an advisor to Merro’s existing portfolio companies and will be involved in the sourcing of new investment opportunities.

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