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

  • Lebanon’s Lemonade Fashion closes a pre-seed funding round

    Lemonade Fashion, an online marketplace for made-to-order designers apparel, received pre-seed investment from Draper University Ventures in San Francisco.

  • Saudi’s launches AI-powered software to improve road safety, a Saudi Arabia-based startup last week announced the launch of its AI-powered software that aims to improve road safety.

  • Iraq’s Lezzoo raises 7-figure seed funding

    Iraq’s Lezzoo, a delivery & e-payment platform last week raised 7-figure seed funding from Northern Gulf Partners and Pay It Forward Venture Capital.

  • PayBy partners with LuLu to provide contactless & secure payment options

    UAE’s PayBy has reportedly partnered with LuLu Group, and launched contactless payment options across LuLu’s 60 hypermarkets and stores in the UAE.

  • SEAF announces ASMA Invest, a new investor to support startups and innovation in Morocco

    SEAF Morocco Growth Fund (SMGF) welcomes ASMA Invest as a new investor to support innovation and startups across Morocco.

  • FineDine – Turkey’s restaurant management platform raises $600K funding

    Istanbul, Turkey-based FineDine, an AI-driven online ordering and restaurant management platform, has raised $600,000 in a Pre-Series A round

  • Startupbootcamp brings headquarters to Dubai International Financial Centre

    Startupbootcamp, one of the world’s most active global industry-focused startup accelerators and investor, has established headquarters in DIFC.

  • tabby & offer ‘ZERO Fee Monthly Plan’ for insurance in the UAE

    Souqalmal dials up its COVID-19 relief efforts – Becomes the first comparison site in the country to offer free-of-charge monthly payment plan

  • Saudi’s launches new app for bespoke tailored thobes

    Saudi-based, an online marketplace with the biggest pool of tailors to make the thobe buying and stitching experience easier

  • Rology – Egypt’s healthtech startup raises undisclosed funds from DAI

    Egypt-based healthtech startup Rology, has raised investment from Dubai Angel Investors (DAI). The amount raised was not disclosed.

  • Saudi’s WorkHint upgrades to SaaS Management Software

    Saudi’s WorkHint that offers consulting and management information software has recently launched a new B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) management software.

  • Tamatem partners with Tamalaki to publish popular ‘Home Designer Blast Makeover’

    Jordan, Amman-based Tamatem, the leading mobile games publisher in the MENA today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Tamalaki.

  • Workfam – Online corporate Wellness Platform offers UAE wellness industry free access as a COVID-19 revival

    Workfam is providing its corporate-wellness platform free-of-charge to the heavily-hit health & wellness industry of the UAE during COVID-19

  • ISTEELBOX launches UAE’s first smart-sharing power bank network system

    ISTEELBOX launches UAE’s first smart sharing power bank network system, a convenient, user-friendly and a very affordable on-the-go mobile charging solution

  • Walid El Hindi, CEO of Imkan Properties steps down

    Walid El Hindi, CEO of Imkan Properties, UAE has reportedly stepped down from his position to pursue his own interests – said Abu Dhabi Capital Growth