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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Dubai’s adtech startup ArabyAds acquires AdFalcon

    Dubai, UAE-based adtech startup ArabyAds, on Sunday, acquired another advertising and data platform AdFalcon, Dubai.

  • Talabat, Kuwaiti foodtech startup weaving plans to expand to Iraq

    Kuwaiti foodtech startup Talabat, owned by Delivery Hero, on Friday announced that it is projecting plans to expand to Iraq.

  • Dubai’s FoxPush bags $15 Mn funding from Lebanon’s JGroup

    Dubai, UAE-based FoxPush, a cost-effective solution for advertisers and publishers, on Sunday raised $15 million from Lebanon-based JGroup

  • Emirates Angel Investors Association launches to boost entrepreneurship

    A group of young UAE-based angel investors has launched ‘Emirates Angel Investors Association’ to accelerate growth for startups in the country,

  • Kaykroo, UAE’s cloud kitchen startup launches and raises $4 Mn funding

    UAE-based Kaykroo, on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, raised $4 million Pre-Series A funding and launched with 15 locations in the UAE.

  • Egypt’s new platform ‘Minly’ launches to connect celebs with fans

    Startup news: Egypt-based Minly launches to connect stars with fans – enabling fans to book shoutouts from their favourite celebs seamlessly.

  • Jordanian ‘Boxeh’ launches as a ‘recipe-in-a-box’ startup

    Launched by Sahar Abu Gharbieh in Jordan, Boxeh is a ‘recipe-in-a-box’ concept that delivers homemade meals to houses.

  • Egypt’s Fatura announces expansion to 10 governorates to reach over 10,000 retailers

    Egypt-based B2B digital marketplace Fatura, on Monday, announced that the company has expanded across the 10 governorates of Egypt in a move to reach over 10,000 retailers.

  • Egypt-based edtech startup MARJ3 secures seed funding from Expert DOJO

    Cairo, Egypt-based MARJ3, an edtech startup, on Wednesday, 14 October 2020, raised an undisclosed sum in a seed funding round, led by California-based Expert DOJO.