Sindhu Hariharan

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Former Features Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Flipping The Script: BulkWhiz Co-Founder And CEO Amira Rashad

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.

Saudi Arabia-Based Digital Media Startup Telfaz11 Raises US$9 Million Series A

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.

Saudi Arabia-Based Online Cars Marketplace Syarah Raises US$2 Million In Series A Funding

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.

We Got Funded: Solar Energy Startup Pawame Crowdfunds US$543,000 In Debt Financing

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's IoT Device Offers Consumer Insights At Your Fingertips

Dubai-based Twistar is developing a smart customer feedback device to really understand their customers.

Talent First: Arabic Karaoke App Ghinwa Helps MENA's Singers Unleash Their Full Potential Online

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.

Women-Focused Jobs And Networking Platform Hopscotch Raises Seed Funding

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.

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2018: Mona Haddad, Co-Founder And VP Marketing, AppMahal

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.

Closing The Gap: Bayut.Com Is Making Its Presence Felt In the UAE Property Tech Race

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.

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2018: Sharifa Al Barami, MD, Wadi Accelerator

Across her business journey, there's one strategy that Al Barami has always held strong- that of never underestimating the power of technology.

MENA Startups Community Platform MAGNiTT.Com Raises US$1 Million In Seed Funding

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.

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Khaled S. Fathi, Founder And MD, Inspativity

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.

Luxury E-Commerce Platform The List Raises US$1.7 Million In Seed Round

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.

The Human Factor: What Angel Investor Ahmad Shehada Looks For In His Investments

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.

Want A Captive Audience For Your Brand's Messaging? Elevision Media Can Offer You That

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.