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Demand for Arabic chatbots surges in H1-2020 amid COVID-19, WideBot data shows

Demand for Arabic chatbots surges in H1-2020 amid COVID-19, WideBot data shows

Egyptian chatbot startup WideBot witnessed a surge of Arabic chatbot building requests during the first half of 2020, amounting to a 100% increase, compared...
Fintech giant 'Brex' lays off 62 of its staff despite raising $150M

Fintech giant ‘Brex’ lays off 62 of staff despite raising $150M

Brex founders Pedro Franceschi and Henrique Dubugras wrote in a blog post published yesterday that 62 people would be let go. The corporate credit cards...
Tribal Credit joins Visa to bridge equity gap for MENA startups

Tribal Credit Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track to Bridge Equity Gap for MENA Startups

US-based startup Tribal Credit, which raised $9.1 million in a series of seed rounds, today announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track...
Coronavirus: Fitness App 'ElCoach' Gives Away 30-days Free For Everyone

Coronavirus: Fitness App ‘ElCoach’ Gives Away 30-days Free For Everyone

Bodybuilders, gym-goers, and fitness enthusiasts have been scrambled to find alternative ways to sweat after closing gym chains & boutique fitness spots in all...
Abwaab, MENA’s latest online learning platform, today announces the closing of its $2.4M pre-seed funding round.

Online Learning Platform Abwaab Raises 2.4M in Seed Funding

Abwaab, MENA’s latest online learning platform, today announces the closing of its $2.4M pre-seed funding round. The round was kicked off by Adam Tech Ventures...
Unlocking Potential Unicorns in MENA’s Mystery Land

Unlocking Potential Unicorns in MENA’s Mystery Land

Aside from the never-ending ancient archeological discoveries, Egypt is one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in MENA. A Magnitt report ranks the country...
Gemini Enterprises Africa and RiseUp LLC join forces for Pyramids Plateau until 2022

Gemini Enterprises Africa and RiseUp LLC join forces for Pyramids Plateau until 2022

Gemini Enterprises Africa, part of Orascom Group, and RiseUp LLC, the MENA region’s connector of startups to local and global resources, on Saturday signed...
RiseUp kicks off its 7th edition at AUC New Cairo Campus

RiseUp kicks off its 7th edition at AUC New Cairo Campus

RiseUp Summit 2019, MENA’s leading entrepreneurship event, kicked off Thursday at the American University in Cairo (AUC) New Cairo Campus, with deep dives into...
tribal credit logo, Amr Shady tribal credit, Silicon Valley’s Tribal Credit Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding to Bank Startups

Silicon Valley’s Tribal Credit Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding to Bank Startups

Tribal Credit closed a $5.5 million Seed round led by BECO Capital and Global Ventures to bank startups in emerging markets and help them...
A15 doubles down on Intouch.com investment to redefine retail experiences for MENA shoppers

A15 doubles down on Intouch.com investment to redefine retail experiences for MENA shoppers

The leading tech investor A15 has capitalized on its investment in Ireland-based retail personalization platform Intouch by doubling down on its initial investment into...

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