Startup News and Featured Stories fostering insights to various sectors (Fintech, Edtech, Logistics etc.) of MENA (Middle East & North Africa)

  • Changelabs launches Egypt’s 1st ‘Green’ Scale-Up Accelerator in partnership with Green Growth Fund

    Impact-centered accelerator Changelabs, one of the top 10 accelerators in the Middle East, has recently announced the launch of its leading “Scale Up To Green” accelerator program

  • Bahrain Fintech Bay announces strategic partnership with R3 to support next-gen innovators

    One of the MENA’s leading fintech hubs, Bahrain FinTech Bay, earlier this month, announced a strategic partnership with R3, a leading enterprise blockchain software provider.

  • EroeGo, UAE’s first food waste fight startup gets entry into MassChallenge Israel

    UAE’s first-ever sustainable impact food waste fight company, EroeGo has been accepted into the 2021 accelerator program, MassChallenge Israel.

  • Jordanian edtech startup Abwaab raises $5.1 Mn seed funding

    Amman, Jordan-based edtech startup Abwaab, on Monday, announced that the company has raised $5.1 million in its latest seed funding round.

  • KSA-based fintech startup Hala raises $6.5 Mn Series A from Impact46 and Wamda

    Saudi Arabia-based fintech startup Hala, has raised a Series A round of $6.5 million from Impact 46 Growth Fund and Wamda.

  • Zaara Biotech, Kerala-based startup scores $10 Mn from UAE’s TCN International

    Kerala, India-based Zaara Biotech, a student biotech startup, raised an investment of $10 million from the UAE-based TCN International Commerce LLC.

  • Jordanian healthtech startup, Aumet raises 6-figure Pre-Series A funding

    Jordan-based B2B healthcare marketplace Aumet, on Tuesday, raised a six-figure pre-Series A funding round, led by Shorooq Partners.

  • Zid, Saudi E-Commerce enabler raises $7 Mn in Series-A funding led by Global Ventures

    Saudi-based E-Commerce enablement platform, Zid, on Wednesday, raised $7 million in its Series-A funding round led by Global Ventures.

  • Telegram raises $150 Mn from Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners

    Telegram on Tuesday, raised $150 Mn from Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment Co and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners.

  • Podeo, Lebanese podcast platform raises seed funding from Razor Capital and Globivest VC

    Lebanon-based podcast platform, Podeo, raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding, led by Razor Capital.

  • Marketing Reloaded by Startups Without Borders kicks off with a stellar lineup on April 9th

    Startups Without Borders has just announced the launch of “Marketing Reloaded”, its first digital marketing event for digital and growth marketing.

  • Sanar, Saudi healthtech startup raises seed funding from Impact46

    Saudi Arabia-based healthtech startup Sanar, last week raised an undisclosed amount in its seed round led by Impact46.

  • Dubai-based Service My Car raises $10 Mn seed funding

    Dubai, UAE-based Service My Car, last week, announced that it has raised $10 million in seed funding from Oman-based Suhail Bahwan Group.

  • Dubai’s fintech startup Invoice Bazaar to be acquired by Singapore’s Triterras Inc.

    Dubai, UAE-based fintech startup Invoice bazaar, has lately shared that the company is set to get acquired by Singapore-based Triterras Inc.

  • KLAIM, UAE’s fintech startup raises $1 Mn seed funding

    UAE-based fintech startup, KLAIM, on Tuesday, announced that it has raised $1 million in its seed funding round from TechStars and others.