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Startup refers to new companies seeking to disrupt or innovate an industry using digital and technology.

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Flat6Labs Bahrain has concluded its 6th Cycle, in which eight startups participated in a 4-month acceleration program and received a $32,000 investment fund each. Flat6Labs Bahrain is the latest Tamkeen-backed startup accelerator whose mission is to promote and launch both local and international startups in Bahrain. Through its massive, far-reaching channel...
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Sprout FZCO, is a company founded by biochemist Oz Erbas and marketing technologist Katerina Papatryfon, the major aim is to usher in a new age of kids' food production focused on science and health improvement. Sprout foods are made entirely of whole plants and heavily rely on locally sourced...
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Sakneen, a  property tech startup based in Egypt, recently announced that it had raised $1.1 million in a seed round led by Algebra Ventures. Sarwa Capital and Foundation Ventures also contributed significantly to the round. Hem + Spire, a real estate private equity firm based in the United States,...
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The Jordanian start-up scene has both regional and international recognition. The ecosystem is mostly shaped by young entrepreneurs in the ICT sector with prominent accelerators like Changelabs and IBDA3. Jordan is one of the key players in MENA’s Information and Communication Technology(ICT) forum. Jordanian start-up ecosystem aims to bring brilliant ideas of domestic...
Iraq Startup Office
After Lezzoo acquired a seven-figure financing round, there has been increased activity in Iraq’s fundraising sector. Lezzoo has bought Erbil Delivery while Tech Ventures is dominating the six-figure financing round in Alsaree3/Zajil. These activities are a clear indication of the Iraqi market’s potential. Here are some fascinating takeaways based...
Iraq startup ecosystem
Start-ups in Iraq hardly get sufficient media coverage. As a result, only a few people know of their existence. Challenges like lack of basic infrastructure, payment solutions, and business registration complications make it difficult for start-ups to succeed. Even with these challenges, small businesses are evolving and maneuvering Iraq’s...
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...