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500 Startups MENA gearing up to host investor day

500 Startups MENA gearing up to host investor day

Silicon-Valley based 500 Startups, the most active early-stage Venture Capital Fund in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced it is gearing up to host Investor Day, which marks the culmination...
La Reina, online fashion rental platform raises $1 million in a Series A funding round

Egyptian fashion startup, La Reina raises $1 million in a Series A funding round

La Reina, Egypt’s first online fashion rental platform, announced $1 million in a Series A funding round led by Egypt’s largest venture capital fund, Algebra Ventures, with participation from the global VC fund, 500 Startups. Founded...
WUZZUF debuts its newly revolutionized platform among top employers at 'Unlock’ 18'

WUZZUF debuts its newly revolutionized platform among top employers at ‘Unlock’ 18’

WUZZUF, Egypt’s number one online recruitment platform is revealing its newly revamped platform during "Unlock’18", an exclusive event that gathers top employers, government officials, media and influencers in the recruitment industry and job market...
Facebook pauses new Messenger bots, improves users' privacy, reactivates bug bounty program

Facebook pauses new Messenger bots, improves users’ privacy, reactivates bug bounty program

Following Cambridge Analytica data breach, Facebook has announced new changes and updates to its platform to reduce chances for future data breach. Pause app review for new Messenger bots. Access to user friends requires Extended...
Chef Manal Al Alem becomes the latest investor in Yumamia

Chef Manal Al Alem becomes the latest investor in Yumamia

Famous TV celebrity, Chef Manal Al Alem has become the latest investor in the Cairo-based food tech startup Yumamia. The total funding for the company since its inception stands at $1.3 million. The startup has...
Roadcast is Changing the Ride Sharing Experience in Egypt

Roadcast is Changing the Ride Sharing Experience in Egypt

Whereas the average commute in the United States is between 10 and 17 minutes, in Egypt it routinely takes 32 minutes or more to get from point A to point B. In fact, as...
$10 million Facebook Community Leadership Programme open to MENA applicants

$10 million Facebook Community Leadership Programme open to MENA applicants

Today, Facebook in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) announced the launch of the Facebook Community Leadership programme, a global initiative to support, recognize and invest in people building communities both online and...
Top 12 blockchain startup ICOs in Feb 2018

Top 12 blockchain startup ICOs in Feb 2018

Which startups raising funds through ICOs are most likely to succeed? Using Aingel’s AI based Deal Flow Analyzer, we generate an Inception Score™ that helps investors identify the next game-changing companies in the blockchain...
facebook bans cryptocurrency and ICO advertising

Facebook forbids cryptocurrency, ICO ads

Facebook banned ads for cryptocurrency and related activities in a new advertising policy issued on Jan. 30, which claims the move improves integrity and security of financial product and services advertising on its main...
Employee engagement tops business leaders’ challenges, according to global survey

Employee engagement tops business leaders’ challenges, according to global survey

The two top challenges facing today’s leaders are employee engagement and effective strategy execution, according to a survey of 1248 senior directors and executives of which 10% come from the Middle East. Almost three...

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