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Sindhu Hariharan

Sindhu Hariharan

Columnist, Entrepreneur Middle East

Startups

Dubai-Based E-Grocery App El Grocer Gets Ready To Scale On Crowd Power

When the startup recently decided to raise funds to scale up further, el Grocer chose to step away from the venture capital route, and instead tried crowdfunding to help fuel its growth.
Startups

Shazam For Cars: AI-Powered Seez Wants To Change The Way You Buy Cars

Seez is an app that helps you search, shortlist, and negotiate deals on a car of your choice- but it isn't just another cars marketplace.
Startup Financing

We Got Funded! Online Travel Marketplace Wego Finds A Strategic Investor In MBC Group

Online travel marketplace Wego has entered into a strategic partnership with Middle East media conglomerate MBC Group, with the latter making a "significant amount" of investment in the online travel...
Startup Financing

AI Startup Narrativa Raises Funding From UAE's Twofour54 And Other Investors

Narrativa's Artificial Intelligence (AI) product known as GabrieleAI translates data into narrative/descriptive content- a feature, which, for instance, simplifies the creation of mass content like fi...
Startup Financing

GCC Startup PayTabs Aims To Go Global With A US$20 Million Raise

MENA-based payment processing startup PayTabs has raised a US$20 million in funds in a Series A round from undisclosed private investors.
Startup Financing

Sheraa-Incubated Startup Yalla Pickup Raises AED1 Million In Funding

This is the first funding round for the startup, which was one of the 10 graduating startups in the Sheraa accelerator program's inaugural batch.
Startup Financing

"We Got Funded!" STARZ PLAY Arabia Raises Funds To Support Expansion Plans

STARZ PLAY Arabia, a subscription video on-demand service catered toward the Middle East, announced in July that it had raised a third round of funding, which now brings the total amount of investment...
Startups

Mohammad Bin Rashid Fund Partners With Metis Consultancy To Support SMEs

Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund (MBRF) has established a post-funding monitoring services for its portfolio companies.
Starting a Business

Conquering The Globe: Shedul Co-Founders William Zeqiri and Nick Miller

Dubai-based Shedul's software for the beauty industry has been adopted by over 40,000 merchants in more than 120 countries in a span of just two years.
Drones

Drone Delivery Could Soon Be Coming To Dubai

Currently seeking legal approval from the Dubai government, Space Autonomous Drones estimates the launch date for the service to be "between 2018 and 2019."
Funding

Flat6Labs Cairo Announces First Close Of Its EGP100 Million Fund

Early-stage startups in Egypt, the time is ripe to get your pitch decks ready, and present your venture to Flat6Labs Cairo.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

MENA Startups Secured US$290m In Funding Across 88 Deals In 2017: MAGNiTT

MAGNiTT MENA's H1 2017 (first half) funding report card for the MENA startup world is out, and it would be safe to say that the ecosystem has come through with flying colors.
Startups

UAE's Flexible Fitness Marketplace FittPass Wants To Get The Region Moving (And Saving)

Imagine having an à la carte sort of fitness model that helps you indulge in any preferred fitness activity in your city without having to commit long-term.
Startup Financing

UAE HR Tech Startup Bloovo.com Closes US$3 Million Funding

"The job mismatch problem is a universal one, and what we try to do at Bloovo.com is to find the means to solve such a problem through the use of data science and advanced algorithms to make job match...
Startup Financing

"We Got Funded!": HR Technology Startup Bayzat Closes US$3 Million Funding Round

Bayzat aims to offer a fairly simple and more efficient alternate to streamline processes such as leave management, payroll, employee record maintenance etc.