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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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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Are you in Amman?

We're back again with some great news this month, most recently our investment in Swvl! We've also been working on a couple of transactions we will be announcing soon. Our beautiful startup studio and co-working space, Blender, is coming to life and we've opened up...

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To the Kingdom 👑

Hey folks, February has been an action-packed month for us and for our portfolio companies, what a great start for the year! We mentioned in our January newsletter that we are looking at Saudi startups for 2018 and this month’s piece is our take on the market. ...

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Our portfolio company @TruKKerTech TruKKer and Saferoad signed a new partnership agreement to provide joint services to their clients #startup #agreements #covid19 https://www.trukker.com/blog/trukker-saferoad-collaboration.html

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