Screenshot Jordanian tech executive Rami Al Karmi who is the former CEO of N2V’s seed stage investment arm has joined Startup Labs as venture partner focusing on the Arab world. Startup Labs takes a new approach to early stage investment, it’s a fast track acceleration for 90 days, Think of it is a longer startup weekend. It co-invest with other loca...
Screenshot This month, Wuzzuf.com celebrates its first anniversary with a 10X revenue growth making it the #1 Egyptian online recruitment platform in terms of growth. Wuzzuf.com’s year of growth was powered by more than 1,200 employers using the platform to advertise 25,000 job vacancies and making more than 40,000 contacts with job seekers through the p...
Screenshot High profile VC in Silicon Valley Sequoia Capital has hired Syrian entrepreneur and mobile advertising network founder AdMob Omar Hamoui as an investor partner. Omar founded Admob and sold it in 2009 to Google for $750 million. and Sequoia Capital was one of the first investors in the platform, . Hamoui also founded startup accelerator Churn ...
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 Mediaquest, a media and entrainment company in the Middle East and North Africa, has acquired AMEinfo and SMEinfo websites, two of the region's leading business outlets for news and information. The sites attract more than 2.4 million unique users monthly. Commercial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The agreement was signed by ...
Screenshot Telecom authorities in Saudi Arabia has blocked “Israeli” mobile messaging app Viber for reasons Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission says that the app does not comply with Saudi regulations. And to be specific those regulations are that the messenger Istant messages are encrypted. It has nothing to do with the fact tha...
Screenshot Jordanian authorities have been in blocking spree, they blocked 216 local websites yesterday. And today I just noticed that GoDaddy.com is blocked too! Update: the blocking was brief the site is back now in Jordan. GoDadday.com provides domain name registration, website hosting and other web tools. We do not know why did the regime in Jo...
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 Jordan authorities for press and publications have decided to block 216 websites using the excuse that those sites did not accommodate the new press and publications law. In his part Jordan telecom regulatory commission (TRC) has sent a letter to ISPs in Jordan Albawaba has received a copy of, asked the ISPs to block those websites by the end...
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...
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