MENA

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

  • Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Awards recognise 11 Healthiest workplaces

    The sixth edition of the Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Awards recognised eleven companies in the UAE for prioritising employee health and wellbeing.

  • Briar Prestidge to lead “Double Your Instagram, Double Your Business” Workshop at WIL Forum 2019

    Briar Prestidge is back at this years’ WIL Forum to facilitate her popular workshop “Double Your Instagram, Double Your Business.

  • Meddy – GCC-based Doctor booking platform raises $2.5Mn

    Meddy, a GCC-based doctor booking platform and currently the largest one in Qatar has raised $2.5Mn in a Series A round to scale operations in the UAE.

  • Venture Central with Annex Investments to host 7th #BrandFusion

    V7 Group as the event co-presenter, Annex Investments proudly presents, Luxury and Lifestyle Expo labeled as #BrandFusionRetail

  • HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Attends ‘Catalyzing the Future’ Celebration

    HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, attended the ‘Catalyzing The Future’ celebration of the 10th anniversary of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP).

  • DIFC Receives Delegation from US-UAE Business Council

    DIFC hosted a delegation from the US-UAE Business Council – US FinTech Mission, reinforcing its strategic emphasis on innovation and financial technology…

  • Womentum 2019 Graduates 7 Female-Led Tech Startups

    womena® graduated the second cycle of its Womentum Accelerator, empowering seven of the top female-led tech startups from the MENA region.

  • Abu-Dhabi based Bayzat Human Resource platform raises $16M

    Bayzat is a Abu Dhabi-based free platform for human resources (HR), payroll and employee benefits that has raised $16 million in Series B funding.

  • Mubadala launches $250M MENA-focused fund

    Mubadala Capital on Monday announced the launch of its first MENA-focused tech investment funds of $250 million.

  • AXA Assurances partners with temtem startup to provide complementary health insurance

    temtem and AXA Assurances have signed a partnership to provide complementary health insurance to digital ecosystem workers.

  • 500 Startups and MISK Innovation announce second cohort of MENA Accelerator program

    500 Startups, in collaboration with Misk Innovation have recently announced the names of the 20 companies which are participating in the second cohort…

  • SRK, Jason Mamoa, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude & Nobu chef garnish Saudi entertainment forum

    International actors and celebrities including Shahrukh Khan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan and Nobu Chef also attended.

  • DIFC Records a 45% Rise in Islamic Assets, Marking Significant Growth

    Islamic finance is growing at 1.5 times the rate of traditional finance, and the MEASA continues to be a steady driver of this industry…

  • DIFC Celebrates its Ranking as the 8th best Global Financial Centre in GFCI

    DIFC Governor presides over the iconic bell-ringing ceremony, signalling the start of trading at the region’s international financial exchange

  • Omani Society for Education Technology Acquires Dubai-based Nadrus.com

    OSET has officially acquired Dubai-based online Arabic courses marketplace Nadrus.com for an undisclosed amount.