Will 2020 give MENA its first super app?

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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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

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?

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

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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Open the gates

Here’s the thing - entrepreneurship is the hot topic in the region and thankfully, governments and institutions have caught on. Whereas small business lending was the primary method of involvement from governments in the past, today we are seeing much more in terms of...

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