Dubai-based startup 01Gov has raised a six-figure seed investment round from angel investor Saeed Khalfan Aldhaheri.
The government technology startup offers daily content in Arabic under the theme of “Government of the Future” in a bid to empower the public sector. Its website offers resources like case studies, whitepapers and videos on data, innovation culture and artificial intelligence among others.
“We are proud and grateful to close our seed round investment, a key milestone in our exciting journey towards the future,” said Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi, founder and CEO of 01Gov.
In one of its most recent innovations and as a response to the Covid-19 lockdown, 01Gov has designed and delivered the first virtual government innovation lab in the Middle East. A digital space in which government officials can remotely collaborate to innovate and experiment with new ideas and test new solutions to create greater public value.
“Only one Arab country has managed to secure a spot within the top 50 countries on the 2019 Global Innovation Index,” Elbadawi said. “While many Arab states have announced bold and futuristic national visions, turning those visions into reality requires a digital, agile, and innovative public sector that belongs to the 21st Century,” he added.
The company’s aim is to accelerate its growth and further scale its business model.