MENA

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

  • Netflix’s first Arabic Production Jinn Dismayed the Middle East

    The complaints came majorly regarding the two scenes of Jinn in which the actress Salma Milhis kisses two different boys – pretty much for the Middle East…

  • Softbank teams up with Goldman Sachs for the second $100 Billion Raise

    SoftBank Group Corp. is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to raise money for its second $100 billion technology investment fund…

  • Egyptian Startup Orcas raises $500,000 from Algebra Ventures and NFX Ventures

    The Egyptian ed-tech startup Orcas that connects students and parents with specialized tutors and babysitters has just raised $500,000…

  • Uber clears first regulatory hurdle in Careem acquisition

    Uber cleared the first regulatory hurdle of its $3.1 bn acquisition of Careem as the UAE Minister of Economy granted full approval of the deal…

  • Amazon Prime now available in the UAE

    UAE consumers can now enjoy Amazon Prime which provides premium advantages like free shipping, free next-day delivery, entertainment offers and discounts.

  • UAE Fintech Startup Foloosi Raises Pre-Seed Funding

    UAE-based fintech startup Foloosi raised pre-seed funding (amount undisclosed) from angel investor Rashed Alfalasi…

  • Etihad Partners with Swae to Launch AI-powered Crowd Sourcing Platform iFikra

    Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and Swae, an award-winning startup based in Vancouver, have partnered to launch iFikra.

  • UAE launches ‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ initiative

    The launch of ‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ initiative was announced by the UAE, in Jordan’s capital Amman…

  • Airbnb to launch a MENA version in Arabic

    The international hospitality service brokerage platform Airbnb has recently announced that they’ll be launching the Arabic version of the platform for MENA.

  • Meet the First 2 Indians who received 10-year Visa in Dubai

    Vasudev Shroff and Khushi Khatwani are the two Indian businessmen who have got 10-year visa in Dubai. They are the first Indians to enjoy this privilege…