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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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Egypt’s popular and leading VC firm, Algebra Ventures announced today on launching their second fund of around $90M. The fund was specifically dedicated to startups with the main goal to allocate their firm in the MEA region. They are currently aiming at first closing in 2021 on Q3. Algebra has...
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The global payment company Stripe finally executed their expansion in the Middle East and was announced very recently. They’ve officially launched their platform in the UAE with their first office opening in the Dubai Internet City. The private beta of the company was already launched a couple of months...
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Egypt’s Paymob inspires and provides different and underserved SMEs with convenient and more accessible digital payments along with improved experience to the clients. These offerings are a part of Egypt’s Central Bank that provides their full efforts as initiative digital financial solutions over the nation. Their mobile wallets’ main base...
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NOW, the Dubai-based fintech has already raised about $7M in a fresh fund round which was announced today. The round was led by Anthemis Exponential Ventures and was joined by investors including Wamda Commercial Bank of Dubai, Accion Venture Lab. Hambro Perks’ Oryx Fund, Knuru Capital, DIFC FinTech Fund,...
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A real estate platform, Mubawab, that has its base in Morocco, has received funding of $10M from its parent company, the (EMPG), Emerging Markets Property Group. Mubawab, which was founded by Toni Puig and Kevin Gormand in 2011, gives users the ability to utilize its platform to purchase, rent, and...
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Announced today, Pakistani Lahore-based edtech Edkasa has raised about $320K in a pre-seed funding round. The round was closed a couple of months ago and it was led by i2i Ventures, but the announcement was made today instead. The round was joined by Zayn Capital, Walled City Co along...
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Kenz, the Ramallah-based platform aims at helping women to find their preferable fashion and style that suits them. The platform is popular for launching the first Arabic calculator for getting bra and shapewear sizes. Lingerie being the most difficult product category that needs accurate measures, over 80 percent of...
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The MSA was selected by the ISSF because of its board experience in the industry, robust track record, global access, and deep roots in the East and China. And this new access to MSA’s resources will certainly allow the ISSF to develop themselves in a competitive and entrepreneurial ecosystem...
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A start-up based in UAE, XPLOR, which seeks to bring about massive change in the real estate and construction industries in MENA, has raised $3 million from Ayana Holding in a seed funding round. The start-up was founded in 2015. It is a digital twin, 3D tech, and master planning tool which...