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Sindhu Hariharan - Page 2
Former Features Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East
At a time when the retail sector is under huge pressure to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) in its offerings, Rashad's BulkWhiz is a bulk grocery e-commerce platform in the Middle East, powered by homegrown AI.
The investment came from KSA-based Saudi Technology Ventures (STV), a $500 million VC fund anchored by Saudi Telecom, as lead investors, with the participation of UAE-based early-stage funding platform, VentureSouq.
This is the second investment round for Syarah, founded in 2015 by Saudi Arabian entrepreneurs Salah Sharef and Fayez Alanazi, with the company closing a seed round of $600,000 from BECO Capital and Raed Ventures in 2016.
Pawame has its operations in Kenya, and is an off-grid home solar company that aims "to electrify the 150 million households in sub-Saharan Africa."
Dubai-based Twistar is developing a smart customer feedback device to really understand their customers.
The best ideas hit you at the most unlikely of places- that's how the trope goes, and that's exactly how Kuwaiti entrepreneur Mohammad Almunaikh describes the genesis of his startup, Ghinwa.
The investment has brought with it a new look and added capabilities for the enterprise, and will help move Hopscotch's offerings to a digital platform.
Haddad has been instrumental in recognizing the importance of large-scale, eye-catching campaigns to be able to achieve such visibility as a startup, and clearly, the power of social connections on Facebook seems to have been AppMahal's trump card.
Haider Ali Khan, CEO of properties portal Bayut.com, believes that his enterprise can be considered as a "driver of change" in its sector- and that's a statement you probably won't argue with once you hear its growth story.
Across her business journey, there's one strategy that Al Barami has always held strong- that of never underestimating the power of technology.
MAGNiTT founder and CEO Philip Bahoshy on the company's recent fundraising round, led by 500Startups, with investors Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), KISP Ventures, Financial Horizon Group, and iNet.
The company is driven by the sole premise that people are the driving force of any successful organization and investing in their capabilities should come first- even before product development.
THE LIST brings curated luxury products from global boutiques to the Middle East- thus enabling customers to shop straight from the streets of Paris, London, Milan, New York, Moscow or Tokyo.
As someone who rarely invests in startups that "have been shopped around," Shehada prefers playing the waiting game on his potential investees, but once having invested, he plays an active role in the startup's growth.
If you've ever been in an elevator, you'd be familiar with the feeling of awkwardness that seems to pervade over everyone in that enclosed space for those few minutes that make a lift ride.