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Screenshot ​The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is the oldest sovereign wealth fund  in the world was founded in 1953. KIA invests in real estate and wide array of sectors in order to maximize the return on its fund. Looking at Crunchbase profile we could track 4 investments KIA has made in 2015 and 2014 and they are: 1-Alkem Laborato...
Screenshot Update: Idriss Al Rifai co founder and CEO if Fetchr was working with the french military according to his linkedin profile "Advised the French Minister of Defense for 2 years on France's strategic involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Cote d'Ivoire" the french occupation of central Africa resulted in the extension of Muslims there ...
Screenshot You must heard the term crowd funding, it exploded in the recent years in US with sites such as Kick Starter and Indiegogo. Crowd funding comes in many forms, the most popular is offering a donation for a cause or a product and there is collecting investments from the crowed for exchange of equity. Here is a list of 8 crowed funding platforms...
Screenshot San Francisco based mobile-app-based transportation network Uber which allows consumers to submit a trip request via their mobile phones, which is routed to crowd-sourced taxi drivers has launhced in Amman Jordan. The launch in Jordan makes Amman the 300th city for Uber in the World.Yazeed Abul Failat, presenter of Jordan Star&...
Screenshot Wael Ghonim has been silent politically since Al Sisi coup in Egypt, his twitter account had around 6 tweets only since July 2013 the date of the coup. Wael was google MENA marketing head when his facebook page We are All Khaleed Saed called for the Egyptian revolution in Egypt January 25, 2011 a revolution that turned now into a guerrilla wa...
Screenshot Updated. stion  German e-commerce group Rocket Internet agreed to buy Kuwait-based food delivery service Talabat for about $169.6 million according to Reuters as part of efforts to create one of the largest delivery network in the world. This is the largest Arab tech exit since Maktoob Yahoo deal in 2009.  Talabat, operates in GCC...
Screenshot The world does not progress with stuff like buzzfeed, however people like entertainment in the US people like entertainment stories more than political news, thats why buzzfeed which is focused on viral entertainment stories has around 200 million visitors a month. RaheebFeed comes to clone buzzfeed but in Arabic, we do not know if that will ...
Screenshot HolidayMe is a Dubai-based online travel start-up which aims to simplify a user’s holiday by offering on-the-go customized travel options and giving the user the ability to design holiday packages or book standalone hotels, sightseeing, activities and transfers for destinations all over the world. Our website offers over 100,000 hotels and over...
Screenshot How many times did you face problems with your car while driving and couldn't figure out what was wrong? How many times were you able to get your car checked in the same time and place where it broke down? How many times did you go to the car repair shop and felt they were overestimating the size of the damage, but didn't have the needed ...
Screenshot Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Award for Entrepreneurs that offers prize value of to $270,000 announced the year 2014 winners at a ceremony in  the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. Best Male Entrepreneur winners are Amer Bukvić CEO of Bosna Bank International (BBI) from Bosnia Tarek Hussein Kamel Mansor founder of iPhoneIslam Tha...
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    • saranraj: These crowd funding platform is an need ...
    • Farnsworth: Really?? Arab crowdfunding???? o0?? Why ...
    • Danni: Nice to know these kind of crowd funding...
    • Abdul Majeed Shoman: Hi Great article. Just want to correct...
    • Salem: That is a very strategic addition to Cyb...