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The year is almost over, and many entrepreneurs take this time to reboot, take a step back, and get out of the bubble. For those looking...
As you grow your startup, it helps to have a little assistance. Although the journey may seem straightforward (idea, launch, scale),...
After almost two decades in online retail, Amazon is still the
punchline to jokes about profitability.
“Amazon, as best I can tell, is a ...
Jordan-based regional investment firm iMENA announced today that it has
invested $7 million in Rocket Internet's Easy Taxi,...
Fadi Malas of Just Falafel
is working overtime lately. “We’re finishing work these days quite
late, I think around midnight,” he expla...
The next session of the TECOM SME Builder series will offer a discussion on Harnessing Business Opportunities with 12 industry leaders...
When Careem announced $1.7 million in investment from STC Ventures last week, it seemed like a timely response to the entrance of its...
iMENA Holdings made headlines yesterday
with the news that it invested US $8 million in HelloFood,
Rocket’s online food ordering platform ...
Just before its announcement yesterday that it
plans to sell $1.15 billion in stock to raise capital, LinkedIn
reached one million users...
This past week, our Wamda Community member Osama Natto designed and posted his own infographic on his own profile, using the metaphor of a...
If you are a fast growing company, the Arabia500 is looking for you to apply.
The Arabia500 was created by AllWorld Network and Professor...
Some Moroccan entrepreneurs consider their market
simply too small to focus on. For a few popular websites such as Bikhir.com
Note: photo submitted by Dubizzle.
After eight years of running Dubizzle, the biggest classified ads
site in the UAE, founders...
In the Arab world, a whopping 48% of startups operate without mentors, according to a recent survey of 1,000 entrepreneurs across the...
Mix n Mentor
The tech startup boom and seemingly overnight successes like
Facebook and Instagram have mistakenly led many to believe that
UPDATE: After hinting that this would be the case, Careem is also
now live in Riyadh. Its initial fleet consists of SUVs, and...
Two months ago I moved our startup from Kuwait to Dubai (we also
have another office in Malaga, Spain which is still running). But
This is the third post in our new case study series, in partnership with the El Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) at the A...
Food & Beverage
It’s been said that there needs to be more linguistic creativity
when it comes to branding in the Arab world.
The announcement of D...
Restaurants and fast food outlets are booming in Kurdistan.
According to one official
in Erbil, Kurdistan’s capital now boasts close to 5...
Wysada, a flash sales site based in Amman, Jordan, has
announced investment from MENA Venture Investments (MVI), a
“I used to go fishing with my uncle, but
once I graduated it was difficult without my own boat,” says
Kuwaiti entrepreneur Abdullah Als...