Sindhu Hariharan

Sindhu Hariharan

Columnist, Entrepreneur Middle East
Education Basket Wants To Guide MENA Youth In Their Higher Education Forays
Startups

Education Basket Wants To Guide MENA Youth In Their Higher Education Forays

Irrespective of the level of education (undergraduate, post graduate etc.), the enterprise presents students with global course options, in line with their specifications and credentials.
Smart Dubai Office And 1776 Launch A Hunt For Blockchain Innovations In Dubai
Blockchain

Smart Dubai Office And 1776 Launch A Hunt For Blockchain Innovations In Dubai

In line with the Blockchain Strategy unveiled by Dubai in October 2016 -a vision to become the first blockchain-powered city by 2020- Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and global entrepreneurship network 1776 are looking for startups, which can transform conventional industries using their blockchain technology.
Natural Language-Generation Startup Narrativa Uses AI To Create Content At Scale
Startups

Natural Language-Generation Startup Narrativa Uses AI To Create Content At Scale

Launched in the summer of 2015 by David Llorente (CEO), Eugenio Fernandez (Chief Scientist), and Antonio Moratilla (CTO), Narrativa's technology takes complex data sets and transforms them into human narratives.
Jordan Startup CashBasha Localizes The MENA E-Commerce Experience
Startups

Jordan Startup CashBasha Localizes The MENA E-Commerce Experience

In this endeavor to build a tech platform that allows the "unbanked" population to shop without logistical or pricing hassles, the CashBasha team ensured that their solution supported any and all shopping sites.
Calling Fintech Entrepreneurs: DIFC And Accenture Launch FinTech Hive In The UAE
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Calling Fintech Entrepreneurs: DIFC And Accenture Launch FinTech Hive In The UAE

Global consulting firm Accenture has joined hands with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to launch FinTech Hive, a regional fintech accelerator program set to commence in the first quarter of 2017.
STEP Group Raises US$2 Million Funding From Regional And Global Investors
Startup Financing

STEP Group Raises US$2 Million Funding From Regional And Global Investors

The startup believes that the deal is a shot in the arm both for the group's ambitions to "build the #1 modern and tech powered new media company in MENA," and the region's larger new media space.
Infographic: JadoPado's Middle East E-Commerce Seller Insights
Infographics

Infographic: JadoPado's Middle East E-Commerce Seller Insights

JadoPado's survey says that it's clear that the online medium enables the growth of SMEs, with 56% of sellers found to be small businesses with less than five employees.
Egypt-Based Startup PushBots Wants To Make App Notifications Smarter
Startups

Egypt-Based Startup PushBots Wants To Make App Notifications Smarter

With a keen interest in communications technology, the co-founders of PushBots, Sobhy and CTO Abdullah Diaa noted a need for a tech tool that could push content to app users, and also create engagement in the process.
Infographic: MAGNiTT's 2016 State Of MENA Funding
Infographics

Infographic: MAGNiTT's 2016 State Of MENA Funding

MAGNiTT, an online platform connecting and tracking MENA startups, predicts that "it won't be long" before MENA startups breach the US$1 billion mark in annual investments raised.
"We Got Funded!" Dubai-Based HR Tech Startup Visage Raises Angel Investment
Startup Financing

"We Got Funded!" Dubai-Based HR Tech Startup Visage Raises Angel Investment

Visage's fundraising comes at a time when the startup is set to join the Alchemist Accelerator in San Francisco for a six-month program.
MENA Music Streaming Service Anghami Continues Growth Streak Aided By Corporate Partners
Startups

MENA Music Streaming Service Anghami Continues Growth Streak Aided By Corporate Partners

In what is a positive sign of corporates contributing to the MENA entrepreneurial ecosystem, digital music streaming service Anghami has managed to bring one of UAE's leading business entities to its investor table.
Lebanon's Falafel Games Gets Funding Boost To Grow Arabic Online Games
Startup Finance

Lebanon's Falafel Games Gets Funding Boost To Grow Arabic Online Games

The MENA-focused game publisher started operations in China, but has had a homecoming recently to establish a base in Beirut, Lebanon.
Jordanian Startup Jamalon Helps Arab Book Lovers Find Their Favorite Read Online
Startups

Jordanian Startup Jamalon Helps Arab Book Lovers Find Their Favorite Read Online

It was his passion to structure MENA's fragmented publishing industry that led Jordanian entrepreneur Alsallal to launch an online bookstore Jamalon.com in 2010.
Empowering Entrepreneurs: Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al-Khalifa
Innovators

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al-Khalifa

The CEO of QDB believes the best way to empower Qatar's future generations is to simplify the path to entry for new participants.
Advertising In The Digital Era: Baroque Co-Founder And CEO Ali Mansoor
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Advertising In The Digital Era: Baroque Co-Founder And CEO Ali Mansoor

Ali Mansoor, co-founder and CEO, Baroque -a new entrant to the burgeoning creative production market in the UAE- is extremely clear and candid in conveying what the company stands for, and how it plans to stand out.