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Cairo-based transport startup 'Buseet' raises investment

Cairo-based transport startup ‘Buseet’ raises investment

Cairo-based buss booking startup Buseet has successfully raised an undisclosed amount of investment in a seed funding round by Cairo Angels, 500 Startups, and other international angel investors from Singapore and Gulf, according to a statement...
Mexico's Auto-parts Startup 'RIGS' Teams Up With Tribal Credit

Mexico’s Auto-parts Startup ‘RIGS’ Teams Up With Tribal Credit

The auto parts market in Mexico has seen tremendous growth over the past five years, redefining how the automotive industry operates and how value in the space is created. A McKinsey report highlights that...
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...
Vezeeta raises $12 million from Saudi Technology Ventures

Vezeeta raises $12 million from Saudi Technology Ventures

Egyptian digital healthcare startup Vezeeta has raised a $12 million Series C funding round led by Saudi Technology Ventures (STV). Vezeeta is a digital healthcare booking platform and practice management software. Patients are able to search,...
mai medhat, obama, 7 Questions To The Egyptian Entrepreneur Who Met Obama

7 questions to ‘Mai Medhat’ Egyptian entrepreneur who met Obama

As many of you might have heard by now about the young Arab woman who made it to the global entrepreneurship summit and was selected to join a panel with mark Zuckerberg and moderated...
Iraq’s First 'Super App' Lezzoo Raises Seven-figure Seed Round

Iraq’s First ‘marketplace app’ Lezzoo Raises Seven-figure Seed Round

Lezzoo, the Iraqi startup for delivery and payment on-demand, is geared to become the troubled nation’s first super app, following graduation from Y Combinator’s S19 batch. The Erbil-based startup has raised seven-figure USD, to be the most...
Take Answers: A Quora-like Consultancy Service Mobile App, take answers app logo, takeanswers app logo

Take Answers: A Quora-like Consultancy Service Mobile App

Connecting startups with more than 450 top-notch experts, Take Answers App was recently launched to help entrepreneurs find expert answers to their questions from the comfort of their mobile phones. “This is a Q&A platform...
What Can I Do if I Don't Have Money to Grow My Business?

What Can I Do if I Don’t Have Money to Grow My Business?

Wouldn't it be nice if growing your business was as simple as taking two aspirin? When you wake up the next day, your business would have doubled in size overnight. That’d be exceptional. Unfortunately, business...
10 Promising Jordanian Tech Startups, amman startups

10 Promising Jordanian Tech Startups

MENA has over the years cemented its importance as a global tech hub. Of the massive Arab-speakers population of 350 million, 40 percent of the individuals are now active internet users. Smartphone penetration both in...
Entrepreneurship Opportunity in Egypt, publishing industry in egypt, ad revenue chain in egypt

The Entrepreneurship Opportunity in Egypt  (5): The Advertising Value Chain

Hell is just a sauna  Here is how I described it in my 1st article in the series: “The value chain in the real world consists of: the Publisher — who creates the content, the publishers’ agency — who buys...

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