While many recent college graduates have had a hard time finding a job in their field of study, others are not only finding jobs, but excelling in their chosen field. Sultan Alhokair is one of those successful millennials. Graduating from Northeastern University in 2014, he has kept himself very busy since graduation. Currently Sultan Alhokair is a Partner at Valia Investments in Boston where he analyzes brand new companies that seek to gain an investing partnership with the private equity firm, he has also founded Mirage Kitchens, a restaurant featuring Middle Eastern cuisine in New York with two locations, worked as Project Manager at Retail Group of America and he has over 500 connections on LinkedIn, the premier social networking site for entrepreneurs.
Sultan Alhokair seems to be having great success so far at doing what he is passionate about. But this isn’t just luck. Sultan Alhokair has been working hard during college with five internships under his belt in four years. Fully immersing himself in the entrepreneur world since high school, he was a very busy undergrad. He had not only a degree to show his future employers, but hands on experience and proven results that he knew what he was doing and he was great at it.
Just like Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, and Robert Herjavec on ABC’s the Shark Tank, Sultan Alhokair works with people to make their dreams of success turn into reality by giving them the funds to get their business started. Sultan Alhokair and Valia Investments specifically are in the business of seed investments. This means they only invest in companies that are just starting, and the investment covers all the costs of opening up a new business. In other words, they plant the seed of the business. Sultan Alhokair does his homework on all potential investments and advises new investors on his blog to always double check the math of aspiring entrepreneurs. In order for his equity firm to partner with clients, Bubblews indicates that Sultan Alhokair has to first make sure his clients have a solid plan and the determination, focus, and skill to execute that plan because he needs to ensure they will be able to succeed and repay the investors. Overall, this young Northeastern graduate is off to a great start helping others get their start.