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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...
Screenshot Alkottab, an Egyptian games developer has released a Facebook game based on battles between protesters and thugs during the 2011 uprising. The company describe it as a “tower defense game” that is built around the events of the so-called Battle of the Camel on 2 February 2011, when a peaceful sit-in in Tahrir was attacked by armed thugs rid...
Screenshot The concept of car polling or ride sharing is not new, but it is new to the region. Kartag has developed an iOS and Android app that enables car drivers in Cairo Egypt to share their ride with friends and friends of friends. The concept is simple. If you are looking for people to join you in your ride you post a request and people who want to ...
Screenshot Rocket Internet'sNamshi, the Middle East’s leading online store for fashion and lifestyle, has secured funding through its German holding company of US$13 million by the growth equity firm Summit Partners to sustain its accelerated growth target. This is the second investment by Summit Partners in Namshi, further affirming the investors’ c...
Screenshot Egypt based startup accelerator Falt6labs has launched in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. This comes as part of Flat6labs expansion plan in the Arab Gulf area and other Arab countries. The Cairo-based accelerator, was formed in a partnership between the American University of Cairo and the venture capital firm Sarwari Ventures, was founded at the start...
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