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As the startup sector has boomed in the Middle East and North Africa, so too has the need for software engineers and developers. But...
Aamer Sheikh is the chief executive officer of the Middle East Business at PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage...
Ramadan is usually a slow month for news and announcements, so it was no surprise that investment announcements would drop in April. What...
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Madiha Bee is the founder and CEO of Awakened Woman, a coaching and education platform for Arab women to step into greater service and...
Startups in the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) raised $247 million across 67 deals in March 2023, a decline of 67 per cent...
Saudi Arabia-based media group SRMG has launched a new VC arm to back early-stage companies that focus on media creation, digital media,...
The collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), one of the world's biggest startup lenders has been nothing short of a disaster for the...
Spain-based AI startup Burger Index has raised $1.3 million in Seed funding to initiate its expansion in the GCC region.
The round was...
Sandeep Ganediwalla is a partner at Redseer Strategy Consultants looking at the Middle East and Africa
The Middle East and North Africa...
Seed investor and accelerator Flat6labs, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the government of the...
Startups in the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) raised $760 million across 48 deals, up from 22 deals worth $104 million in...
Aliah Yacoub is an AI philosopher and Farah Ghazal is an AI social scientist at Egypt-based techQualia
COREangels, a global community of angel funds and investors has launched the COREangels MEA to target investments in early-stage...
It was in 2018 when Nadim Alameddine was preparing to file his first ever tax return that the idea for an accounting software came to him....
Startups in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) raised $103 million in January 2023 across 22 deals, a 17 per cent decline...
Floward, an online flower and gift delivery platform, has raised $156 million in a pre-IPO Series C round led by Aljazira Capital,...
In total, 57 Mena-based startups exited through M&As in 2022, a 30 per cent increase from the previous year. A further...
Looking back, the year 2021 was hard to emulate. After the pandemic-induced funding boom seen in 2021 and the first few months of 2022,...
Startups in the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) raised $3.94 billion in 2022 across 795 deals, a rise of 24 per cent in...
In 2018, Lebanese entrepreneur Ali Halabi founded Volt Lines, a Turkey-based mobility startup targeting the corporate segment, enabling...
Armin Moradi, is the co-founder and CEO at Qashio, a UAE-based spend management platform
Numerous challenges faced by businesses...