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Vogacloset
Vogacloset is an online retail platform specializing in fashion, based in the UK. What sets them apart from other platforms is that their main area of catering is for the Middle East. They have recently been acquired by Alhokair, a franchise retail company in Saudi Arabia. The venture is a...
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2021 MENA Venture Investment Report offers a complete comparison of the top 5 countries in MENA. This comparison is based on the number of registered deals in 2020. As we approach the second quarter and more investment rounds are announced in 2021, we bid farewell to 2020 by taking a...
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Ranking Report for 2021 MENA Venture Investor revealed that in 2020, there was a decline in accelerator activity, with ​10%​ of all active investors being accelerators in MENA across all countries for its lowest level in five-years. This indicates a 29% ​reduction from the previous year. With 2020 bringing a...
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RentUp, a PropTech startup in Egypt, has raised a Pre-Seed funding round in six-figures from Luqman Weise Capital, a Japanese private equity firm that specializes in Fintech innovation and technology development. RentUp is a property rental platform founded last year that makes use of AI-powered technology that allows homeowners to...
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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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Anghami, a top music streaming platform in North Africa and the Middle East now goes public by a merger with an acquisition company (SPAC) with a special purpose. A SPAC, also referred to as a blank-cheque firm, is created to raise funds via an IPO with the purpose of...
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Savola Group is a publicly listed group in Saudi Arabia, and operates companies in both the food and retail industries. They have recently announced the launch of a Corporate Venture Capital Program. The program is for the purpose of distributing innovative technologies, providing food and retail opportunities on a global...
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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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Digital Finance Holdings, Inc (DFin) a company based in Egypt, has launched a platform focused on Fintech whose aim is to help build Fintech's next-generation in MENA, together with launching Camel Ventures –a new venture debt fund. Currently, the fund is raising fund and its website announced that they...
Saudi Gamer Premium Gaming Hub
A platform for esports and gaming, SaudiGamer.com, has been acquired by Webedia Esports Agency, an international gaming experts via Webedia Arabia Group –it’s local arm (based in UAE, KSA, and Lebanon). The involvement of Webedia Arabia Group will consolidate SaudiGamer.com and her social channels to firmly establish it as the...