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

  • eyewa – e-commerce eyewear player raises $2.5M Pre-Series B Bridge round

    UAE’s eyewa, an e-commerce player in the eyewear space last week raised $2.5 million from Wamda Capital, EQ2 Ventures and Nuwa Capital

  • LAFFAZ to host ‘THE FUTURE OF FINTECH IN MENA’ with Microsoft for Startups MEA and Andra PR

    The event will discuss crucial topics centred on the emergence and acceleration of the Fintech space in the MENA region.

  • Myntra eyes GCC expansion after its tie-up with Noon and Namshi

    India’s fashion e-commerce giant Myntra is now projecting its GCC expansion after launching it proprietory brands with UAE’s Noon and Namshi

  • UAE’s Workfam has been rewarded ‘Esteemed UAE Startup Unicorn 2020’ by the Startup Network

    UAE’s newly-launched HR tech startup, Workfam, has been awarded the highly esteemed ‘UAE Startup Unicorn’ by The Startup Network this month.

  • Open Banking is gaining momentum in Bahrain and the wider MENA region

    The Open Banking revolution in MENA has been kickstarted by the Central Bank of Bahrain, making it the first in the Middle East

  • DIFC launches new Innovation License to boost creativity and entrepreneurship

    The new Innovation License by DIFC will attract new types of businesses to the Centre and is a key initiative for the Dubai Future District.

  • Circle – Property management app is ‘Best of Ecosystem’ winner in Egypt at AfricArena Virtual Startup Pitch Series 2020

    Cairo-based Circle, a property management mobile app was announced the ‘Best of Ecosystem’ winner at the AfricArena Virtual Startup Pitch Series

  • DIFC and Etisalat partners provide advanced digital infrastructure to businesses

    DIFC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etisalat the leading emerging markets telecommunications provider.

  • Payment International Enterprise attains a new height of payment security with PCI DSS 3.2.1 certification

    Payment International Enterprise, one of Bahrain’s largest FinTech companies has successfully attained the PCI DSS (PCI Data Security Standard) Compliance Certification.

  • TAKER augments its proprietary technology platform to launch TakerGo

    Saudi’s SaaS startup TAKER has announced the launch of TakerGo, an advanced service to connect restaurants to on-demand delivery companies

  • iKcon – Dubai’s cloud kitchen startup raises $5 Mn funding

    Dubai’s cloud kitchen platform iKcon has reportedly raised a whopping $5 million in a pre-Series A round led by Arzan VC, AlTouq Group and Nazer Group.

  • Unprecedented number of startups apply for DIFC FinTech Hive’s latest accelerator programme

    DIFC FinTech Hive has attracted an unprecedented 620 global, regional and local applications for the signature programme.

  • Careem’s GM for Levant, Sabri Hakim joins Jordan’s edtech platform Abwaab

    Jordan’s Abwaab today announced that Sabri Hakim, former general manager at Careem for Levant, has joined Abwaab as the Co-founder & CEO

  • DIFC Academy and LexisNexis MENA to launch two new technology initiatives

    The DIFC Academy and LexisNexis MENA are strengthening their strategic partnership with two new initiatives

  • Buzzy247 – UAE’s e-commerce ecosystem to launch B2B & B2C marketplace for SMEs in Dubai

    Buzzy247, omnichannel e-commerce marketplace that connects existing local merchants and customers, is set to officially launch in August