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In the first part of this series, we looked at the business of online music in the Middle East. In this part, we will focus on the struggle...
One of the most painful examples of delayed promises of crowdfunding is Palestine-based Bold Knot, a great-looking bank-charger-cable on a...
Fintech is cool. It must be cool if Hollywood celebrities such as Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto, between attending an exclusive pool party and...
Crowdfunding, or raising money from multiple donors through an online platform, has seen a bumpy start in the Middle East. This may be...
Maysa's sister Assel inspects their products. (Images via
When you talk about what inspired Maysa Alshaer to
create Loz, a...
Even the most amazing of ideas need a little help. (Images via
Wamda with Sam Fakhoury)
During our Mix N’ Mentor
Beirut we gained s...
Official banner of the Crowdfunding Accelerator Program by
One of the biggest crowdfunding platforms
targeting the MENA region,...
The Zoomaal team at their offices in
After raising a seed round of $75,000 in Q3 of 2013 (from Wamda,
MEVP, and Sawari Ventures),...
Vea, an environmental fashion store in Beirut’s downtown Souks mall, has launched a $10,000 campaign on MENA crowdfunding platform Zo...
Following the success of Kickstarter.com and IndieGoGo.com, crowdfunding
platforms around the world have taken off. There is big...
A recent panel at the MENA ICT Forum included liwwa's Ahmed
Moor, second from left; crowdfunding strategist
Ronald Kleverlan, third...
This is a crosspost from Firnas.org
Sometimes, a lack of funding forces entrepreneurs to abandon their projects. On other...
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the end of each year, we like to take some time out to
regroup and go over the year’s m...
Zoomaal and Mideast Creatives have partnered up to launch MENA Spaces. The purpose of this initiative is to enable the establishment and...
There’s nothing like a healthy competition to get people
clicking. Hivos’s Mideast Creatives program and Zoomaal know
something about thi...
For a few years now, famous American startups like Google and
Foursquare have been using their office as a communication and
Last week, Zain Jordan signed
an agreement with Zoomaal, the region’s largest
crowdfunding platform, as part o...
Cross-posted from Cloud Games on February 10, 2014.
Continuing its streak as the most successful crowdfunding
campaign to date, upcoming...
Zoomaal, Lebanon's leading crowdfunding platform, is organizing an informative session about crowdfunding this Saturday at the UK Lebanon ...
Crowdfunding has been gaining traction in the Arab world over the past few years, where an increasing number of platforms have...
Rafat Abushaban, a business development specialist from Gaza, was first introduced to crowdfunding in 2011 when someone told him to check...