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Screenshot Arcoten Holdings , the pan-arab focused entrepreneurship development and venture foundry , has announced the launch of Arcoten Accelerate , the virtual venture acceleration program. The program was adapted and based on Steve Blank's customer development based startup model. A model around founders - early on - getting out of the building to val...
Screenshot   It is rare to see a media company in the Arab world listed in the stock market or heading for an IPO. However OSN might become the first to do so. Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO), the country's largest investment company by assets, told Arabian Business on Saturday it had hired financial group Rothschild to advise on an initial public o...
Screenshot   Free Syrian movement -Haraket Ahrar Al Sham- which is one of the revolutionary groups fighting Bashar Al Asad regime in Syria has announced that it hacked the pro government hacker's website of Syrian Electronic Army. The movement said over facebook that its technical office in Al Raqa provenance has destroyed the official website ...
Screenshot Wysada.com, the Middle East’s first e-commerce platform offering luxury home interiors at exceptional prices, has announced a strategic partnership with MENA Venture Investments, an angel investment fund focused on providing growth capital and business consultancy to start-ups. In addition to early-stage investment, MENA Venture Investments w...
Screenshot Jordanian tech executive Rami Al Karmi who is the former CEO of N2V’s seed stage investment arm has joined Startup Labs as venture partner focusing on the Arab world. Startup Labs takes a new approach to early stage investment, it’s a fast track acceleration for 90 days, Think of it is a longer startup weekend. It co-invest with other loca...
Screenshot This month, Wuzzuf.com celebrates its first anniversary with a 10X revenue growth making it the #1 Egyptian online recruitment platform in terms of growth. Wuzzuf.com’s year of growth was powered by more than 1,200 employers using the platform to advertise 25,000 job vacancies and making more than 40,000 contacts with job seekers through the p...
Screenshot Jordanian authorities have been in blocking spree, they blocked 216 local websites yesterday. And today I just noticed that GoDaddy.com is blocked too! Update: the blocking was brief the site is back now in Jordan. GoDadday.com provides domain name registration, website hosting and other web tools. We do not know why did the regime in Jo...
Screenshot Diwanee, one of the Arab world’s leading digital media company with one of the largest female audiences in the Middle East, closed a $3,250,000 capital increase with MedSecurities Investment, a subsidiary of BankMed. This capital increase supports Diwanee’s efforts and aspiration to become the main gateway for business online with women in t...
Screenshot MEVP has announced investment of $1.9 Million in Cedar Book, Shahyia.com and Shawarmanji. Cedar Books (e-commerce): $1M equal co-investment between MEVP’s two funds Middle East Venture Fund MEVF and Building Block Equity Fund BBEF (both funds managed by MEVP) Co-founded by Sany Nawfal and Cyril Hadji Thomas, Cedar books is a global e-com...
Screenshot Masmoo3, the Jordanian startup that publishes audiobooks has launched its android app to allow users to buy, download, and listen to Arabic audiobooks on their Android devices. The app has “Promotional Bundles” for a small part of Masmoo3’s audiobooks catalog. The bundles include 53 audio stories for kids, 9 Poetry audiobooks, 3 Literat...
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