MENA

Virtuzone And Seven Pillars Team Up To Help MENA Companies Expand Into Central Asian Markets

A new joint venture to support MENA-based companies to set up shop in Russia, China, and Central Asia.

Bahrain's Rain Management Aims To Increase Crypto Assets Adoption After Raising US$6 Million In Series A Funding

With an aim to expand through the Middle East and work with diverse regulators, the co-founders hope to further their vision of mass adoption of crypto assets in the region.

Why 2021 Could See More Startups From The Middle East Become Unicorns

The pandemic seems to have driven the region's VCs to be more sophisticated and strategic in how they deploy capital, and also to be bolder.

Google Invites Applications From MENA Tech Startups For Its Digital Accelerator Program

Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA to consider technology startups headquartered in the MENA region that have already raised seed funding.

UAE Startup The Concept Wants To Help You Travel Using Sustainable Products

With an aim to remove non-sustainable hardware from the aviation industry, its first core prototype is a redesigned lightweight in-flight economy food tray called NEOS Fly which combines functionality, sustainability, and technology, and would make a positive impact on the environment, while also allowing airlines to save money in the long run.

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Silver Linings: What SMEs In Dubai (Potentially) Stand To Gain From The COVID-19 Crisis

Looking beyond the summer, I'm hoping that we are going to see drastic changes to how we work, how we get paid, and a reduction in bureaucracy that will benefit everyone.

Alex Malouf

TiE Dubai Invites The MENA's Female Entrepreneurs To Participate In A Global Startup Competition

MENA region's aspiring female entrepreneurs will now have an opportunity to collaborate and exhibit their business ideas at TiE's global initiative, TiE Women.

Egypt Startup Vexls Offers Platform To Help Create Designs For An Arabic-Speaking Audience

Vexls is a simple platform that enables non-professional designers to create visual content catered for an Arabic-speaking audience.

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This Too Shall Pass: Behaviors Today Will Have Ramifications Tomorrow

At the end of the day, it's good to remember that one's behavior in the worst situations is often the best indicator of how one really is, and that's something to keep in mind for now- and for later.

Aby Sam Thomas

Take The Lead: The Race Is On For The First Fintech Unicorn To Emerge Out Of The Middle East And Africa Region

Our challenges here relate largely to the barriers created by existing banking systems, which will take time to overcome, and regulatory challenges that regulators across the region are already working hard to rectify.

Ian Dillon

YallaBit Offers Kuwait Residents A Simple And Fast Way To Enter The Crypto Market

Founded in 2017 by co-founders Talal Al Yaseen and Ali Taqi, YallaBit is a cryptocurrency broker that allows users to instantly buy and sell various cryptocurrencies.

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Kuwait's Li3ib Allows Sports Enthusiasts To Easily Book Sports Facilities, And Even Set Up Their Own Tournaments

Li3ib is an app and website that facilities sports venue reservations and scheduling recreational games for sports enthusiasts, and even allows users to organize tournaments and manage competitions on behalf of corporations.

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