Weekly Roundup – Top startup news you ought not to miss [Sep 20 – Sep 27]

Weekly roundup, featuring the top startup news and stories from MENA and India published on LAFFAZ from 20 to 27 September, 2020.
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Here’s to this week’s news roundup, featuring the top startup news and stories from MENA and India published on LAFFAZ from 20 to 27 September, 2020.

Top Startup News & Stories of Week

The following list encompasses the selected news feeds out of the ones published on LAFFAZ last week – talking about MENA startups and the Indian startup ecosystem, such as startup funding updates, acquisitions, partnerships, developments, launches and other major announcements.

Halal Angels Network launches Khadija RA Initiative to empower 1001 female entrepreneurs globally

Launched recently by the Halal Angels Network, the Khadija RA Initiative is the world’s largest and exclusive cohort, incubation & acceleration program for 1001 Female Entrepreneurs. Based on sustainable and ethical business investment and opportunities, the initiative aims to support women entrepreneurs to excel in their entrepreneurship journey. Read more ➜


Kuwait’s JustClean closes $8 Mn Series B funding

Kuwait-based laundry marketplace platform JustClean, has on Sunday (20 September 2020) raised $8 million in a series B round led by Faith Capital Holding. With this latest funding, JustClean will be able to further fuel its growth in the markets it operates in and expand its product offerings within the cleaning sector. Read more ➜


Saudi’s Penny Software secures $1.35 Mn seed funding from Wamda and others

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based SaaS startup, Penny Software on Monday (21 September 2020) announced that the company has raised $1.35 million in a seed fun