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Pamella de Leon

Pamella de Leon

/ Startup Section Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Venture Capital

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Social Entrepreneurs

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Startups

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Startups

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Startups

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Startup Financing

OfficeRock.com Raises Funds From Enabling Future, Jabbar Internet Group, And Other Investors

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Startups

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Using her skills and background, Lina Khalifeh launched the social enterprise to empower women globally.
Startups

FriendyCar Wants To Make Car Sharing Easy (And Efficient)

FriendyCar is a P2P online marketplace for borrowing and lending cars in the Middle East.
Startups

Eventtus Raises US$2 Million From Algebra Ventures And 500 Startups

With the new investment, Eventtus is all set to take itself up a notch.
Startup Financing

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Technology

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Tech Startups

Startup WideBot Helps Users Build Chatbots That Speak The MENA Language

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Startups

Mind Rockets Wants To Give A Voice To MENA's Deaf Community

MENA startup Mind Rockets have tasked themselves with the mission of developing assistive tech solutions to make the world accessible to the deaf community.
Startups

HealthTech Startup Altibbi Raises US$6.5 Million From DASH Ventures, MEVP And Others

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Finance

Blockchain Startup ArabianChain Raises AED3 Million In Funding

The startup develops a public and decentralized platform for smart contracts on blockchain in the region.