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Recently I was involved in a debate: startups versus venture capital. One particular moment...
In 2013 mobile bill payment platform Pinpay had to make a decision: shut up shop or start again from scratch.
They went with the latter....
Lebanon’s leading fintech startup, Pinpay, is to receive a $2.5 million investment from Fransabank.
The mobile payment and...
It is said that innovation is an entrepreneur’s best friend.
But in Lebanon a strong second contender has to be the central...
Joy Ajlouny and fellow startup cofounders Loulou Khazen Baz and Mudassir Sheikha get stuck into the debate. (Image via...
Driven by mobile penetration rates and user growth, online
marketplaces present tantalizing oportunities for investors. (Image
Rabih Nassar during an interview with Wamda. (Image via
cloud platform for internet of things (IoT) solutions,...
Editor's note: this is the first of two articles
on diaspora engagement.
Connecting a diaspora and its home country can’t
be a one-way r...
[Editor's note: This article has been updated to include further investments announced in December 2015]
Announcing Wednesday the...
Getting to know you. Mix N' Mentor Beirut kicks off. (Images Wamda with Sam Fakhoury)
Not too far from the location of recent...
Marianne Hoayek at BDL Accelerate in November 2014. (Image via
Lebanon’s Central Bank first announced that it
would be taking special ...
Yesterday, Middle East
Venture Partners announced the first round of investments as
part of its $30 million Middle East Venture Fund II....
Dubai’s The Luxury Closet, an online platform buys and sells pre-owned luxury goods on consignment, has secured $2.2 million USD of its S...
The Circular 331 panel.
A Lebanon-based $71 million fund focusing on the
Middle East and North Africa; plans for a Beirut chapter...
Jordanian based payment service provider, Gate2Play, announced yesterday a
strategic partnership and investment by Saudi virtual...
2014 was a very good year when it came to new funds
entering the tech scene in the Arab region. Rather than just seed
and early stage, we...
Managing Partner Walid Hanna announcing the
The Middle East Venture Partners fund (MEVP),
one of Lebanon’s larger Venture C...
With a history of investing in tech and
e-commerce ventures, Middle
East Venture Partners (MEVP) is now diversifying a...