Patrick Tsang interviews Yagub Alserkal, the founder and CEO of YAS Investments; Yagub heads an investment and advisory firm serving regional startups and the family groups in the UAE. He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Spartech Ventures. Yagub shares his life insights, the definition of success, and perseverance through his journey of becoming an entrepreneur and investing in startups. From his time in the national Army to studying in Australia, Yagub represents what it means to be a global citizen. He has over a decade of experience in private equity and investment banking across top-tier global firms. Yagub, with over ten years of industry experience, has achieved and exceeded the financial goals of every undertaking he’s been a part of. In 2018, he also founded a VAT advisory firm, Themaar Group, of which he is currently a board member.