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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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A recently launched venture capital platform, DisrupAD has set to launch $32.7M on a seed accelerator programme by teaming up with Flat6Labs. The platform is based on Abu Dhabi investment firm ADQ and the seed accelerator programme is set to invest and innovate the expansion of about 20 startups...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Knuru Capital, a Venture Capital firm based in Dubai, has signed an agreement to handle a venture portfolio in its early-stage from an investment vehicle - DP Ventures Holdings - set up by Delta Partners senior executives to invest in technology companies in early-stages around the world. The portfolio which...