Posts Tagged ‘VC & Capital’


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 Procured Health, a startup that offers help to hospitals better discover, evaluate and adopt quality medical device has raised $4 million in Serias A funds from health care-focused firm FCA Venture Partners. Procured Health is cofounded by Egyptian entrepreneur CEO of the company Hani Elias, it also previously raised $1.1 million in seed fun...
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 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 On August 4th, Ideavelopers and Vodafone Egypt signed a new EGP 6 million (858,630 US Dollar) investment deal with Swipe'n'tap, a Cairo-based technology startup. In a time when Egypt is facing immense challenges, young ambitious Entrepreneurs provide a beacon for hope. This is Ideavelopers’ 22nd investment in a technology startup since 2004....
Screenshot Dubai UAE based Wally joined over 1,000 online and technology startups and entrepreneurs at ArabNet’s Digital Summit in Dubai to announce its first phase of funding in the amount of $400,000 (approximately AED 1.5 million). “Securing our first round of funding is an important milestone for the company, and one which will allow us to scale an...
Screenshot   It is rare to see a media company in the Arab world listed in the stock market or heading for an IPO. However OSN might become the first to do so. Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO), the country's largest investment company by assets, told Arabian Business on Saturday it had hired financial group Rothschild to advise on an initial public o...
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