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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 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 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 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 Mohamed Shawky the CEO Luxery Watches e-commerce startup Kanary Watches sent us the following Q&A as a profile for his company, mentioning the current status and achievements of Kanary Watches and his plans to expand into Kanary Gifts in Jan 2015 selling luxury watches, jewelry, bags, perfumes, pens, eyewear and accessories. 1. Describe ...
Screenshot Wysada, the leading luxury online retailer of home goods, décor and interior furnishings in the Middle East, today announced it has completed a Series A investment round of over $5 million. The round was led by Badia Impact Fund, a venture capital fund belonging to Silicon Badia, a global group of venture funds based in New York City and Jordan,...
Screenshot There are a very few Bitcoin ATMs in the United States, and many more worldwide but for the Arab world until recently there has been non. For those who do not know what Bitcoin is, it is a cryptocurrency that is P2P and is not controlled by any central authority. Sergey Yusupov co-founder of umbrellab a bitcoin software company posted on T...
Screenshot Souq.com, the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab region or the Amazon of the Arab world, has secured US$75 million (AED 275.5m) in an additional round of funding from existing investor Naspers Limited. This round of funding brings the total amount raised by Souq.com to US$150 million (AED 551m) - the largest amount raised by any Internet-based...
Screenshot If you open TechCrunch you will read investment news almost everyday, in the Arab world that is not the case, We have many early and seed stage startups but not much VC activities in the region for early and growth stages. So our news today is about  Webedia, a major French Media group editing leading websites such as Purepeole or Puretrends,...
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...
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