Hazem Ashour

Hazem Ashour


Hazem is one of the founders of Hemavi, an algorithm-based matchmaking platform for roommates. Having started Hemavi with Co-Founder Pascal Dettwiler, these two had a vision of making co-living a safer, and a better experience, focusing on the compatibility between roommates and making the whole moving experience a more enjoyable one.

In 2021 and just a few months after launching Hemavi, Hazem won H.M. Kung Carl XVI Gustafs pris Årets Nybyggare as one of the best foreign entrepreneurs in south of Sweden. He comes from a corporate finance and financial restructuring background in the real estate sector securing syndications of more than USD 50 Million and managing a loan portfolio of USD 125 Million.

Hazem holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the American University in Cairo and a Master of Finance from Lund University. 

Hazem’s biceps are a huge part of his personality and unfortunately, he posts gym selfies sometimes. He’s also a huge F1 fan and won’t shut up about the 2021 final grand prix in Abu Dhabi.

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What's your go-to dish when you have to make dinner?

Shrimp pesto pasta.

You’re getting two roommates for your new apartment. Dead or alive, who would you choose?

That’s a difficult one! I would go with Keanu Reeves. After a long day, we would have a burger, talk about life, and I would get some wisdom from him. I just hope he doesn’t bring his pencil. For the second roommate, I would go for Hans Zimmer, listening to him playing his music everyday would be absolute joy. Might be too much at some point though and I would be like “Hans! c’mon, man! It’s 2 am. I need to sleep”

If you could only listen to one singer or band for the rest of your life, who would you choose?

That would be Nat King Cole or Avicii!

What's the most useless talent you have?

Probably memorizing every movie quote out there. It’s not completely useless though. I use it a lot to be sarcastic without being rude.

What would you name your boat if you had one?

Shipfaced or Lightweight.

What is your best life hack?

Checklists and early morning workouts (last one doesn't happen too often tho).

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

What makes you a valuable member of the Hemavi team?

I make the right decisions, mostly.

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