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  • UIncept is back with the Second Season of iXi Summit with AWS EdStart

    UIncept recently-launched iXi Summit 2021 with AWS EdStart, which is to be held on a virtual platform on February 4-5.

  • Udayy, Edtech startup raises $2.5 Mn seed funding from Alpha Wave Incubation and others

    Gurugram, India-based edtech startup Udayy, last week raised $2.5 million in a seed funding round led by UAE-based Alpha Wave Incubation.

  • Dubai’s Rising Giants Network scores $1 Mn funding from Triangle Media

    Dubai-based Rising Giants Network (RGN), a bilingual podcasting network, on Sunday, scored $1 million funding round from Triangle Media.

  • Ziina, Dubai’s fintech startup scores Y-Combinator backing and seed funding

    Dubai, UAE-based fintech startup Ziina, last week, scored Y-Combinator backing and seed funding from OTF Jasoor Ventures, Class 5 Global and others.

  • TWIG, Jordanian agritech startup raises seed funding from Miqdadi

    Jordan-based agritech startup TWIG, last week, announced that it has raised seed investment from Miqdadi Agricultural Materials Company.

  • BlueNalu secures $60 Million debt financing from KBW Ventures and others

    California-based BlueNalu, a leading innovative food company producing a variety of seafood products, raises $60 million debt financing.

  • Tamara, Saudi’s ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ startup scores $6 Mn seed funding from Impact46

    Saudi Arabia-based Buy-Now-Pay-Later pioneer Tamara, last week, announced the closing of its $6 million seed round led by Impact46.

  • RAIN, bahrain-based crypto exchange scores $6 Mn Series A

    Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange RAIN, on Sunday announced that the company has raised $6 million in its Series A round led by MEVP.

  • Ruskin Bond joins Unluclass as a Mentor – Delight for budding writers

    This week, Gurugram-based Unluclass announced its exclusive partnership with one of the most popular authors globally, Ruskin Bond.

  • BYJU’s vs Amazon Academy – The battle of edtech giants

    India’s edtech unicorn BYJU’s, on Wednesday, has signed the deal to acquire Aakash Educational Services Limited for $1 billion.

  • Qatari fintech Cwallet scores $220K Pre-Seed funding from MBK Holding

    Qatar-based fintech startup Cwallet, on Sunday, announced that it has raised $220,000 pre-Seed investment from its founders and MBK Holding.

  • Opio, Egyptian women’s fashion brand scores $300K seed funding from AUC Angels

    Egypt-based women’s fashionwear brand Opio, on Wednesday, announced that it has raised $300,000 in a seed round from AUC Angels.

  • Hi-Express, Iraqi last-mile delivery startup raises seed funding from Iraqi Angel Investors Network

    Iraq-based last-mile delivery startup Hi-Express, on Wednesday, raised a 6-figure seed funding led by Iraqi Angel Investors Network (IAIN).

  • [Exclusive] Knowledge Officer launches ‘Tech Fellowship’ to upskill next tech generation in MENA

    London-based edtech startup Knowledge Officer, on Wednesday, in a statement to LAFFAZ, announced the launch of its Tech Fellowship program

  • ZoodPay, ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ fintech solution provider appoints Martin Muransky as CEO

    ZoodMall last month launched its fintech arm Zoodpay, and on Tuesday announced the appointment of Martin Muransky as CEO of Zoodpay.