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Maaz Sheikh

Maaz Sheikh

Company:

Starz Play

Designation:

Co-founder and CEO

In two years, Maaz Sheikh managed to secure $125m in funding for what is now the region’s number one video streaming service in terms of revenue. Dubai-based Starz Play holds 28 percent market share compared to Netflix’s 21 percent. It has gained nearly 1,000 subscribers a day since its launch in 2015, amassing over 700,000 paid subscribers in 19 countries across the MENA region. By the end of 2020, it is looking to expand to two million subscribers.