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Ryaan Sharif is the general manager at Flat6Labs UAE
“The backbone of the world economy.” Read any article about startups...
For the past decade, RiseUp has been one of the most influential startup events in Egypt and the wider Middle East and North Africa region....
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...
Rym Baouendi is a senior advisor at the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT
Tunisia, a small country located in...
Sandeep Ganediwalla is a partner at Redseer Strategy Consultants looking at the Middle East and Africa
The Middle East and North Africa...
Startups in the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) raised $760 million across 48 deals, up from 22 deals worth $104 million in...
For many, Iraq still conjures up visions of war, struggle and corruption. Life, admittedly is not the easiest in the country, but beyond...
Abdulla Almoayed is the founder and CEO of open banking platform Tarabut Gateway
The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is now...
The growth of entrepreneurial activity witnessed across most parts of the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) has recently permeated...
Aliah Yacoub is an AI philosopher and Farah Ghazal is an AI social scientist at Egypt-based techQualia
ChatGPT has not only taken the world by storm, but political leaders too. At the recent World Government Summit held in Dubai, barely one...
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...
In total, 57 Mena-based startups exited through M&As in 2022, a 30 per cent increase from the previous year. A further...
Unemployment remains perilously high across the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena), where 70 per cent of the 283 million youth aged...
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,...