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Starting a company is an exciting time and for those in UAE, the chance to have your own start-up is remarkably high. Hundreds of start-ups are started each year in the Emirates. UAE actually leads Singapore, Norway, Japan, Sweden, Germany, and New Zealand in how many start-ups find life...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming one of the dominant forms of technology in the world. So it shouldn’t come as a massive surprise that Hazen.ai, a company which specializes in creating intelligent traffic technology which utilizes AI to improve safety on the roads has gotten more investment in...
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For the company North Ladder, known to some as BuyBack Bazaar, business is booming. The company has recently secured a $5M Series A funding round, led primarily by their new friends at BECO Capital. North Ladder, a secure trading platform based in the UAE, provides users with instantaneous access...
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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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Start-ups can be defined as companies or businesses that focus on one single product or service with the hopes of introducing it to the market. A start-up can be individually owned, or two or more investors can be its founder. The greatest challenge that most start-up businesses face is finding investors willing to...
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In a seed funding round, the Egypt-based online portal, Sakneen, that helps home buyers locate properties, has raised $1.1 million with support from Sarwa Capital and Foundation Ventures and led by Algebra Ventures. Others entities that invested in the round were Nakhla VC - a Saudi-based fund, Hem+Spire - a US-based...
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The launching of Al Zayani Venture Capital has been announced by Al Zayani Investment Group. The company has its headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. It has its focus on investment in disruptive technology and start-ups. In 1977, Al Zayani Investment Group was established in Bahrain. This makes it one of the...
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The Angel Investment Network of the Middle East (MAIN), which promotes angel investing in the region, has announced a free standard Egyptian legal document for early-stage founders and investors. This was done in collaboration with the Development Cooperation in Germany implemented by GIZ Egypt (GIZ), a network of MENA’s leading...
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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A SaaS platform for employee engagement, Engagesoft, based in Jordan has announced a Pre-Seed investment in six-figures from angel investors based in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Engagesoft began its operation officially in Amman in the last quarter of 2020. The start-up was founded by a team with a vast knowledge in...