MENA

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

  • PLUS VC announces its first Summer Internship Program

    Plus VC, (+VC) a Venture Capital firm which invests in early stage tech startups in MENA and its diaspora, is thrilled to announce its first Internship Program

  • Turkey’s Crypto Crackdown Leaves Investors Scrambling With Sky-High Inflation and Lira on the Brink

    Turkey is throwing down the gauntlet on the cryptocurrency industry and has decided to assign money laundering and terror financing rules to the nascent market.

  • Changelabs launches Lebanon leading Scale-Up Accelerator for Social Enterprises

    Changelabs launches its flagship scale-up accelerator targeting top Social Enterprises in Lebanon, within the framework of the SEMD

  • KBW Ventures invests in mission-led French startup Furahaa Group

    KBW Ventures, founded by CEO Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, on Tuesday, announced its investment in a mission-led French startup, Furahaa Group.

  • Jensen Matthews PR adopts Blockchain Digital Asset Management to safeguard client private data

    Dubai, UAE-based global public relations and communications firm, Jensen Matthews PR, has recently announced the adoption of blockchain technology

  • Israel-Hamas cease-fire – Post-truce clashes and everything you need to know

    Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday, mediated by an Egyptian truce – putting stop to the 11-day war and destruction in the Gaza Strip.

  • Meet SoniaxFyza, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian look-alikes from Dubai

    Media often compare Huda Kattan of Dubai with Kylie and Kim, Sonia and Fyza set a new record with their immensely close resemblance to Kim and Kylie.

  • UAE’s fintech Foloosi raises $2 Mn Pre-Series A funding

    Dubai, UAE-based fintech startup Foloosi, on Monday, raised $2 million in its Pre-Series A funding round led by some angel investors from Abu Dhabi.

  • Brinc and NEOM join forces to empower agritech and foodtech in MENA

    Brinc, has recently announce its partnership with NEOM – aiming to accelerate investment in AgriTech and FoodTech ventures under the auspices of the dood sector.

  • Bahrain’s Andra Public Relations announces FinTech Series 2021, powered by Kuwait Finance House

    Bahrain-based public relations and corporate communications firm, Andra Public Relations, announces that its FinTech series 2021, powered by Kuwait Finance House-Bahrain

  • Turkish crypto company Thodex founder flees with $2 Bn

    Turkish prosecutors on Thursday launched an investigation after the Istanbul-based founder of a cryptocurrency exchange froze trading and fled the country with a reported $2 billion

  • Tamara announces the largest Series A round in MENA, $110 Mn led by Checkout.com

    Saudi Arabia-based Tamara, the leading Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) platform, on Thursday, announced the closing of the largest Series A funding round in MENA of $110 million led by Checkout.com

  • The first virtual Royal Investment Summit to be launched in May 2021

    The Royal Investment Summit hosted by H.E. Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Duaij Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Private Office that will feature 2 days of curated content from over 40 innovators from around the world.

  • 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.