Archive for the ‘Startups’ Category


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 iMENA Holdings, an integrated and actively managed group of leading online businesses in the MENA region, announced an investment in Desado.com, the Middle East’s first online discovery destination for design-led items, with an aim of providing people in this region with access to well crafted, well priced and unique products, for the home and be...
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 This is a guest post written by Shadi Halloun from Palestine. if you want to contribute to ArabCrunch pitch us at newsATArabCrunchDOTcom Hello everyone, so this is my second post on ArabCrunch. I hope you’ll like it and I promise I’ll be contributing more and more to this great community in the future. So let’s get straight to the poin...
Screenshot This is a guest post by Alaili Abdallah he is the founder and CEO of advertising company MediaO2, and the founder of To viral: a viral marketing & consultancy service, he blogs here and tweets @alaili1. A 100 years ago, John Wanamaker a marketing pioneer, whom many consider as the father of modern advertising, used to say: "Half the money ...
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 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 Worl At World Economic Forum Dead Sea held yesterday in Dead Sea Jordan a session about investing in SMEs took place. The panel speakers were: Jing- Yong Cai, CEO IFC, Marco Comastri, President and GM CA technologies, Ibrahim Dabdoub, Group CEO National Bank of Kuwait, Tired Mohamoud, CEO Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abdelouahed Souhail, minster of...
Screenshot Jabbar group's Cashu has recently launched PayFort as a new payment gateway for the Arab World. The startup offers payment gateway for e-commerce sites offering also acceptance of payment over the phone and mobile. The startup competes with Jordan based payment gateway Game2Play....
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...
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