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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 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 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 iMENA Holdings, an integrated and actively managed group of leading online businesses in the MENA region, announced that it invested in OpenSooq.com, a leading Arab world online classifieds business that offers its users the ability to buy and sell products and services online through online classifieds postings across many categories including...
Screenshot PayPal will finally launch in Lebanon and Egypt in 2013, the general manager of the online payment gateway, Elias Ghanem, announced Thursday at the ArabNet conference. Paypal is fully enabled – meaning buyers and sellers with locally issued bank accounts can do complete transactions – in the GCC and Jordan. In Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia and...
Screenshot Cobone.com, the largest daily deal company in the Middle East, has been acquired by international investment firm Tiger Global Management, leaving the startup firm with additional capital to further its long-term commitments in the Middle East. Amount of the deal where not disclosed. But TechCrunch says the figure of would be around $40 ...
Screenshot Doctoruna makes booking for an appointment with a doctor an easy task. You just enter the site choose Doctor or Dentist by Specialty choose location which currently only Dubai is available and choose your insurance plan then you get results of doctors and their time availability, in the specialty you picked. You can refine doctors by language...
Screenshot Dubai based Bayut.com, a leading Dubai real estate portal, now speaks Arabic. Arabic is spoken by nearly 300 million people around the globe and along with that, it is also the official language of 27 states, making it the third most widely spoken and understood language in the world. With the new Arabic website of Bayut.com, the site will be a...
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