New startups on the block: February

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Startups are launching faster than we can write about them, so here’s our list of raw newbies to watch.

Carriage
Kuwait
Logistics/hospitality

Launched in May 2016, this food delivery service delivers for more than 140 restaurants. Before they were even two months old they had added 35 members to their team and purchased 100 motorcycles.

Dariperi
Lebanon
Logistics/transport

An on-demand courier service in Beirut, they say that’ll take anything up to 8kg and have it delivered within two hours. Piloted in April 2016, users use Whatsapp to make their requests.

Direxiona
Egypt
Transport

Egypt's first platform dedicated to helping women get a driving license. It's in Cairo and now Alexandria, and uses female instructors. Launched in January 2016, the app matches them with instructors based on location and timing.

Jarra
Jordan
Environment/logistics

In this part of the world the gas canister is a common feature on the kitchen landscape, and these guys will deliver that refill to you through their app. The teenage founder launched it in late 2016.

Loyyal
UAE
Financial services

A loyalty program software using blockchain. Already working with Dubai Global Blockchain Council on ‘Dubai Points’, they have offices in Dubai and New York.

My Comparator
Morocco
Ecommerce

They're growing fast after launching in 2016. Starting in Morocco, they are now also in Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia. They use cloud computing to crawl ecommerce sites daily to find the prices of a range of products. They want to go global.

Repzo
Jordan
Logistics/human resources

Started in January 2016 this CRM (customer relations management) software allows companies to track client interactions with their agents in the field, in real time.

Feature image via Jarra.

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