Iraq’s First 'Super App' Lezzoo Raises Seven-figure Seed Round

Iraq’s First ‘Super 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...

Facebook Reveals Top Emojis in MENA, Celebrates World Emoji Day

History has shown us that images are worth more than words. Thanks to the rise of visual-based communication, we are returning to more graphic...
60% of Arab users prefer using emojis over words to express emotions

60% of Arab users prefer using emojis over words to express emotions

Viber, owned by the Japanese company, Rakuten, and one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, conducted an opinion poll of...

Small business owners optimistic about economic recovery post-COVID

Facebook, in partnership with the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), today published the Global State of Small Business...
Egyptian Professionals Network (EPN) joins the Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Egyptian Professionals Network (EPN) joins the Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Facebook has announced today that the Egyptian Professionals Network (EPN) has joined the 2020 cycle of the Community Accelerator program, a six-months program designed...
Cairo-based Fintech Startup 'MoneyFellows' Raises US $4M Series-A Investment

Cairo-based Fintech Startup MoneyFellows Raises US $4M in Series-A

Egyptian fintech startup MoneyFellows has raised US $4 million in a Series-A investment round from venture capital (VC) firms Partech and Sawari Ventures. What is MoneyFellows? MoneyFellows...
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...
Egypt’s health ministry launches blood donation campaign in cooperation with Facebook

Egypt’s health ministry launches blood donation campaign in cooperation with Facebook

Egyptian Minister of Health, Dr. Hala Zayed, has announced that the ministry’s National Blood Transfusion Service is teaming up with Facebook to launch a...
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Facebook Rolls Out ‘Messenger Kids’ to MENA

Facebook is rolling out Messenger Kids to countries in Africa and the Middle East to help parents connect their kids with their friends and...
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...

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