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  • Weekly Roundup – Top startup news you ought not to miss [19 – 25 Oct]

    Here’s to this week’s news roundup, featuring the top startup news and stories from MENA and India published on LAFFAZ from 19 to 25 October.

  • Jumbotail scoops $10.5 Mn funding from JumboFund & Heron Rock

    Bengaluru-based Jumbotail, a B2B e-commerce startup that offers food and grocery items to retailers, on Saturday raised $10.5 million.

  • CredAble, Mumbai-based fintech startup raises $2.5 Mn funding

    Mumbai, Maharashtra-based fintech startup CredAbale on Saturday raised INR 18.14 crore (around $2.5 million) from a group of angel investors.

  • HH Sheikh Mohammed suggests upgrading UAE universities into free zones

    The prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed had suggested upgrading the UAE universities into creative free zones.

  • Maharashtra govt. invites Tesla to boost electric mobility, after Karnataka

    Maharashtra government has initiated talks with Tesla to push electric mobility in the state, said Aaditya Thackeray.

  • DIFC hosts inaugural cohort of Emirati students from the Federal Youth Authority’s Young Economist Programme

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has welcomed the first batch of Emirati students from the Young Economist Programme.

  • ETMONEY partners with Google Pay to help users invest in mutual funds

    ETMONEY on Thursday, entered into a strategic partnership with Google Pay to enable Google Pay’s users invest in mutual funds.

  • San Francisco-based ‘Back to the Roots’ secures funding from KBW Ventures’ Prince Khaled

    San Francisco’s ‘Back to the Roots’, on Thursday closed a fresh funding round from its existing investors, with participation from Prince Khaled.

  • Saudi’s Garage bags $260K in a Pre-Seed funding round from undisclosed investors

    Saudi Arabia-based Garage, on Thursday, raised $260,000 in a Pre-Seed funding round various angel investors.

  • PayPal to venture into cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping

    PayPal Holdings Inc. on Wednesday announced that it is set to allow customers to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies.

  • Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif invests in beauty e-commerce retailer Nykaa

    Bollywood star Katrina Kaif has invested an undisclosed amount in the Mumbai-based cosmetics and beauty retailer Nykaa.

  • Sugar Cosmetics bags $2 Mn in Series C funding round led by Stride Ventures

    Mumbai’s Sugar Cosmetics, on Wednesday, raised $2 million Series C debt funding round led by Stride Ventures.

  • Ex-Paytm Shankar Nath launches Junio, a kids-focused fintech startup

    Ex-Paytm senior vice president, Shankar Nath after a two-year sabbatical has launched Junio, a kids-focused fintech startup.

  • GoBazzar, new price comparison platform launches in Dubai amid e-commerce boom

    Dubai’s GoBazzar launches on Tuesday to let shoppers compare prices for various items across a number of e-commerce stores.

  • Aumet, Jordanian healthtech startup acquires Uniorders

    Jordanian healthcare marketplace Aumet, on Tuesday, announced that it has acquired another healthtech startup Uniorders