Having deployed over half a billion dirhams in technology and e-commerce investments across the GCC, Gulf Capital is one enterprise that is making no secret of its concerted focus on the region's digital economy.
Here's a media exec who's well-versed with the changes happening in his sector, and he is making sure that his firm –a pioneering marketing services group in its own right- is in tune with the trends that are manifesting themselves in the MENA locale.
For those of us following the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem, the last month was a blurry buzz of activity, almost from start to finish, where we were being confronted with one whopping announcement after the other.
In a region where the importance of (and indeed, the need for) online Arabic content continues to be stressed upon, digital publisher OLN (Online Lifestyle Network) seems to have caught on to this trend pretty early.
As Dash Ventures Managing Director Omar J. Sati put it: "An exit is an exit. Whether Amazon or Emaar, both [are] equally significant, and both [are] vital to the ecosystem's development and sustainability."
YaHalla founder and CEO Bader Samir Tayeb on how the Smart City vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inspired him to set up his business.