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REEF Technology
USA-based REEF Technology Inc. of their acquirement of the popular UAE-based KaaS and cloud kitchen operator, iKcon. REEF is a leading operator of delivery kitchens, logistics, and proximity hubs in North America, marking their debut into the MENA region and that’s not all. iKcon was founded back in 2019 and...
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Savyour, the popular Pakistan-based Fintech platform, and developer of the first cashback app and pay-per-sale affiliate marketing network that they’ve managed to successfully raise about $3.3M in its latest funding round. This latest seed round was co-led by Global Founders Capital and Zayn Capital and it was joined by...
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FOODICS, a Saudia Arabia-based all-in-one restaurant management platform raised about a $20M Series B funding round at the start of the year. The funding round was led by Sanabil Investments and was also co-led by STV earlier this year. Other investors included Derayah, Endeavor Catalyst, and Elm in the...
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GBarena, the popular esports and tournaments platform from Cairo has managed to successfully raise six-figure in their latest Pre-Series A funding round. The funding round was led by key angel investors Ahmed Aboudoma, Kushal Shah, and HIM Angles VC network. This newly raised fund will be used for creating...
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It was announced today that the popular Kuwaiti beauty eCommerce platform Boutiqaat has been freed from the money laundering case they’ve been fighting against. The entire case was dismissed after finding pretty much no evidence of any illegal activities regarding money laundering by the public prosecution. They’ve been under...
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It was announced today that Riyadh-based Ecommerce platform Tamara has brought $110M up in a Series A round. The round was led by the popular leading global payment processor Checkout.com. Tamara is popular because of its "buy now pay later" motto. The round is contained obligation and value and...
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The first companies to have been granted a digital banking license in Saudi are STC Pay along with another local firm. The license was issued by Saudi’s finance minister which was approved by The Saudi Cabinet. And it was announced by the state news agency that day. Now it’s...
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With the FIFA World Cup 2022 expected to be held in Qatar, it’s opened up a wealth of new opportunities for start-up companies to take their first steps into the business world in a stack of different industries. Qatar is making strides in the world of health and sport, supporting...
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MENA Industry Venture Report for 2021 has revealed that based on funding amount, the top 7 industries in MENA all together accounts for 74% of all the invested capital in 2020, while 49% of transactions accounted for the top 7 industries by deals. In spite of the overall reduction in...
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The Jordanian start-up scene has both regional and international recognition. The ecosystem is mostly shaped by young entrepreneurs in the ICT sector with prominent accelerators like Changelabs and IBDA3. Jordan is one of the key players in MENA’s Information and Communication Technology(ICT) forum. Jordanian start-up ecosystem aims to bring brilliant ideas of domestic...