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Open Banking is an Internet-based service that allows small business owners to access their own money. The service is available to businesses of all sizes, but particularly to those in the technology and software industries. Open Banking is based on the Open Source Software concept, which is a form...
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Iranian start-ups have certainly endured a difficult time with 4 years of sanctions, currency devaluations, economic problems and COVID-19. Some companies still operating and thriving in the digital ecosystem founded by women worth noting. Takhfifan This start-up initially started as a clone of Groupon and over time has come to it’s...
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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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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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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...
Ayana
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...
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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 Sanar Health tech platform offers at-home health care services and multiple telemedicine to users. Its offers range from lab tests at home, clinic consultation with video chat, physiotherapy sessions, and home nursing care with healthcare professionals. Since this platform was launched in 2019, Sanar has on board over...
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Beginning a start-up company presents challenges, even in normal circumstances, but in 2020, and now in 2021, start-ups across the globe are suffering financially due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Within the UAE, many small businesses have already folded, have been put on hold or are struggling to...
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SadaPay, the Islamabad-based fintech platform has raised about $7.2M in a seed round it has achieved being the largest-ever seed round that was closed by a Pakistani startup. This seed round was led by Recharge Capital, a New York-based private non-profit cross-border platform. The seed round also was joined...