Archive for the ‘VC & Capital’ Category


Screenshot Saudi telecom operator Mobily announced today “Mobily Ventures”, that is the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Mobily. Mobily Ventures invests in high-tech startup companies in the Telecommunication, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment industries. The focus will be on Early-Stage and Growth-Stage startups in areas including e-co...
Screenshot Jordanian startup accelerator Oasis500 is still active and investing and accelerating startups. Around last week 12 new companies started the process which takes about 3 month with an investment of around 15,000 USD here are the companies 1- 3D Mena 3Dmena.com is an online marketplace and community where you can buy and sell custom products wit...
Screenshot Arabreneur, a pan-Arab initiative that seeks to create an enabling ecosystem for young Arab entrepreneurs, today announced its second cycle of investments in three high-growth Palestinian start-ups. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 currently underway at Atlantis – The Palm in Dubai. The three...
Screenshot Zameen.com, Pakistan’s leading property portal, has closed a venture round with Singapore-based Catcha Group and Frontier Digital Ventures. Following this deal, both Catcha Group and Frontier Digital Ventures have acquired a substantial but non-controlling interest in Zameen.com. Zameen.com was founded in 2006 by two Pakistani entrepreneur ...
Screenshot E-commerce is booming in the Arab world, as we have many companies and startups running e-commerce businesses. However the leader in that space is souq.com. According to sources for to Arabic tech blog one has, Amazon is currently negotiating an acquisition deal with souq.com. Souq.com started as an auction site like ebay around 2005 and then...
Screenshot Arabreneur announced the first investment of around half a million US Dollars in four Palestinian startups The announcement was made today by Dr. Abdulmalek Al-Jaber, Founder of Arabreneur and MENA Apps, to the media. “We are pleased to announce the first investment of 440 thousand USD in four leading, innovative startups”. Arabreneur, ...
Screenshot The technology ecosystem in the Arab world is improving with more M&A deals happening, when Yahoo! Acquired Maktoob, the Jordanian founders of Maktoob launched Jabbar group to invest in e-commerce businesses, while they themselves become angle investors. Like wise cobone and travel website Triperna founder and CEO Paul Kenny become a VC after ...
Screenshot Lebanese hardware startup littlebits who got its seed investment round from mostly Arab investors like Fadi Ghandour Chairman of Wamda and founder of Aramex, has secured series B in funding of $11 million from Foundry Group, Vegas Tech Fund, Two Sigma Ventures and angel investors Jun Makihara, Jay Dvivedi and Mohamed Nanabhay. The round was led b...
Screenshot Few months ago the region witnessed the launch of crowed investment platform eureeca.com, the platform showcase small and mide size business in the Arab region for investors to invest in. The process goes as followed : The startup submit and investment proposal which includes an executive summery and a business plan and set its funding goal, ...
Screenshot Al Quds college has launched Tuesday the 12th the USAID/HED funded project; “Quds Business Incubator (QBI) for Entrepreneurs”. This project is executed with the cooperation of Washtenaw Community College in Michigan and is sponsored and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Higher Education for Dev...
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