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Startup refers to new companies seeking to disrupt or innovate an industry using digital and technology.

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STEPPI, the UAE-based health and corporate wellness platform for its successful management of raising about $1.8M in its latest funding round. The funding round was powered by a new partnership with boutique health and fitness experts, Embody Fitness, based in London and Dubai. The funding round has welcomed Embody...
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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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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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Aldar Properties has launched its six-month entrepreneurship incubator program on its second round of the Manassah program. Their program is mainly aimed at attracting exceptional talents from all over the GCC and advance them under their wings. Aldar had held their partnership with startAD before and this global startup...
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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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As the world went into lock down a year ago, the vast majority had to look for alternative ways. And they pretty much turned to internet shopping and other web-based services. And that certainly sped things up on web-based business reception. And expanded a lot of absolute US retail...
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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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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...
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The Co-Founder and former Chief Technology Officer, Ahmed Sabbah is back with his new gig Telda after leaving the Egyptian transportation startup last month. Telda is a fintech platform that will innovate ways of spending money for Gen Z in the Middle East. The platform was launched earlier this...