MENA

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

  • Asaas launches Saudi real estate auction platform Mazad Aqari

    Saudi Arabia’s Asaas, a leading cloud solution for full-suite real estate management launches online real estate auction platform called Mazad Aqari.

  • 5 winners announced for Standard Chartered Women in Tech Incubation program in Bahrain

    The SC Women In Tech Bahrain Program announces the 5 winning teams receiving $10,000 each and 3 months of incubation at Bahrain FinTech Bay.

  • Abu Dhabi Global Market new rules under the Data Protection Regulations 2021

    The Abu Dhabi Global Market on July 25 2021, issued new rules under the DPR 2021 – to be implemented and enforced by the Commissioner of Data Protection of the ADGM.

  • Digital Banking Challenge launches to upskill Bahraini youth digital capabilities

    The National Bank of Bahrain Digital Challenge in strategic partnership with Bahrain FinTech Bay will contribute in upskilling Bahraini youth digital capabilities

  • Startups Without Borders and SPARK Launch the EdTech Startup Competition in the Middle East

    Startups Without Borders and SPARK have partnered to launch the EdTech Startup Competition – aimed at idea-stage and early-stage edtech startups.

  • Saudi Arabia amends import rules from GCC – excluding products made in free zones and Israel

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has recently amended rules on imports from other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

  • Bahrain-based fintech Rsquare Technologies wins ‘RegTech Innovation Challenge’ for CBB’s nation-wide fintech competition

    Rsquare Technologies, a Bahrain based FinTech company has won the Central Bank of Bahrain’s SuperNova 2021 ‘RegTech Innovation Challenge

  • 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.