Startup Stories

An archive of some of the noteworthy startup stories – taking you through the genesis and journey of every startup that we cover.

  • retailo – Saudi Arabia’s eB2B startup supercharging retail supply chains across MENAP

    retailo’s mission is to enable the 10 million SMEs concentrated in MENAP region by empowering them with its technology and real-time data.

  • How Hadiyatee is elevating gifting experience for Jordanian expatriates globally

    Jordan, Hadiyatee has emerged as an online gifting and delivery platform for Jordanian expatriates around the world.

  • Let’s meet Presentail – The ultimate gifting platform for Lebanese expatriates

    Founded by Adnan Zakaria Ammache in 2018, Presentail is an online gifting and delivery platform for Lebanese expatriates worldwide.

  • Eizeasta – UAE’s IoT-based proptech startup offering safety and solving daily life problems

    Eizeasta is a UAE-based startup working to solve daily life pains and offering safety through its gas/smoke detector alarm ‘Ghasmo’

  • ‘Online Is the Place to Be’ – Says this insurance comparison website

    Mark Bachayani, co-founder of, shared the reasons he thinks online is the only place to be for the future of global business.

  • How this Kuwaiti startup is beautifying online car buying and automotive services experience offers a gamut of automotive services through its seamless mobile application, available for both iOS and Android.

  • Starzly – Dubai’s entertainment startup letting people book personalised experiences from superstars

    Starzly is an innovative platform offering people with a quick and flexible avenue to book personalised experiences from their favourite people including celebrities

  • How the Dubai-based insurtech ‘’ is making insurance buying a piece of cake

    Dubai, UAE-based capitalises helps users compare various insurance options and make informed buying decisions effortlessly.

  • How Aalna Corp is building environment-friendly homes & boosting independent artists

    Founded in March 2018 by Mayank Kharkwal and Ruhnees Rao Gharu, Aalna Corp is a real-estate construction & consulting and influencer management company.

  • WATR – Re-envisioning the state of digital product design for startups

    Based out of Gurugram, WATR stands out as a digital product design startup offering agile and price-transparent remote design team to Fortune 2000 companies…

  • Kashmirica – Srinagar-based startup unveiling Kashmiri art to the world

    Kashmirica – The e-commerce platform aims to bring the best of Kashmir’s luxury handicrafts, art and culturally-driven products to the world.

  • VentAllOut – A Catalyst Paving Towards a Stress-free Global Society

    VentAllOut lets people share their load and get rewarded rather than just sharing content to increase followers on traditional social media platforms.

  • temtem – Algerian Synergy Augmenting Logistics and Transport Infrastructure

    Algiers, Algeria-based ride-hailing startup was started by the serial entrepreneur Kamel Haddar in 2018 to fill the dearth of on-demand mobility services.