MENA’s fintech riches

MENA’s fintech riches

   Remember how we spoke last month about the rise of super apps in the Middle East? You definitely came across Careem’s latest announcement of their very own super app. Mind you; we don’t have a crystal ball in our office (yet). Future-telling is our natural...

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2020 -MENA’s first super app

2020 -MENA’s first super app

 Is it June or July already? It’s getting harder to keep track of time…   Corona, go… and from this line until the end of the newsletter, we are going to discuss the business as usual. It’s not ignorance, it’s overcoming the present moment. Even more; it’s...

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Sailing the Rocking Boat

Sailing the Rocking Boat

Do you already see the sun rays that pierce through clouds after every storm? They are always there, waiting for us 🌤️ And with that in mind, we reached out to a couple of founders to check on how they’re sailing through the rough corona seas. Last...

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MENA startups vs. black swan

MENA startups vs. black swan

No Fool’s day this year. If you’re reading this on your phone, at least we took you away from your laptop cameras and back-to-back online meetings. We decided to have a look at the endurance of businesses during these tough times. There are numerous businesses that...

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Any Profits in 2020?

Any Profits in 2020?

end of radio silence. This is not a hacked newsletter. Nor have we relocated our offices to another planet. In fact, we grew into a truly regional VC, having on-ground presence in 5 countries across the MENA. Plus, we did our first closing for Fund II in August and...

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The Bread Starter

The Bread Starter

I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s the energy of spring but this month has been full with positivity and great progress. That’s why we have a bunch of great news for you this month! But before we jump in, we are excited to announce that partnered with the Saudi...

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iKcon has successfully secured $10 million of funding since its inception, including a recently closed pre-series A round of $5 million led by @ArzanVC , AlTouq Group, and Nazer Group, among other reputable investors. https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Middle_East_Cloud_Kitchen_company_iKcon_secures_10m_funding-ZAWYA20200810100116/

Our Portfolio Company @Crowd_Analyzer looked at social media activities of the top 8 MENA based airlines to analyze people’s reactions and the top insights for enhanced content strategies. Check the link below for the full article:

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