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Coronavirus: MENA startups hit as deals plunge 67 pct in March, says report

Monday, 13 April 2020

Startup investment deals in MENA plummeted 67 percent in March as the coronavirus pandemic hits ......

MENA entrepreneurs stand resilient against coronavirus

Friday, 03 April 2020

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina is an adviser to tech companies across the GCC, Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member at London-based FinTech company Blend Network. A former banker at Morgan Stanley in London, she now sits on the Board of Women in Finance 2020 and focuses on investing in, growing, and advising tech companies. She tweets @Roxana_M_Molina.

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Saudi Arabia is a market that startups ‘really want to focus on:’ Jack Selby

Friday, 14 February 2020

Saudi Arabia “is clearly a market that you really want to focus on,” said Jack Selby, ......

Saudi startup scene heats up in 2019 with 92 pct increase in deals: Report

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

2019 witnessed a significant improvement in the Saudi Arabian startup scene with 71 deals taking ......

Fragmented markets are the ‘biggest challenge’ for MENA startups: Wamda Chairman

Thursday, 23 January 2020

MENA startups “biggest challenge is how do you scale these businesses while markets are very ......

2019: A record-breaking year for startups in MENA

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

2019 was a blockbuster year for startups in the Middle East and North Africa with a total funding of ......

Egyptian transport startup Swvl targets expansion in Africa, Asia

Monday, 16 September 2019

Egyptian transport technology startup Swvl will expand into two cities in Pakistan in the next two ......

Saudi Arabia’s reforming business landscape

Thursday, 15 August 2019

In June Saudi Arabia announced it would be relaxing the 49 percent limit for foreign strategic ......

MENA startup funding up 66 percent for first half of 2019: Report

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The MENA region’s startup ecosystem is growing, with a 66 percent increase in total funding ......

Workplace messaging startup Slack to list on Wall Street

Friday, 26 April 2019

The workplace messaging startup Slack filed documents Friday to list its shares on the New York ......

Lyft seeks to raise some $2 billion in IPO

Monday, 18 March 2019

Lyft said on Monday it would seek to raise some $2 billion in its public share offering, in the ......

Tobacco giant strides into vape market with $13B Juul stake

Friday, 21 December 2018

Altria, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a ......

Existential debate in US food industry startups: What is meat?

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Can a hamburger or steak be labeled "meat" if it is plant-based? That question has sparked ......

Dubai-based startup secures investment from Chelsea FC owner in Initial Coin Offering

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Dubai-based messaging app, Telegram, has attracted several Russian investors, including Chelsea ......

Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Uber should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the ......

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