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Delivery Hero Group (Delivery Hero), the global online food ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today it has agreed to acquire...
Starting up in emerging countries can be a blessing and a curse.
On the one hand, the value of coming into a non saturated market...
Iranian ride sharing startup Snapp has secured a 20 million euro (US$22 million) Series A investment.
The deal, reported in Tech...
Kaymu leads Algeria’s budding e-commerce sector. (Images via
With its 40 million inhabitants, Algeria’s
untapped digital market is s...
decrease in oil prices also affected the real estate market. (Image
Online real estate platform Lamudi,...
AIG is putting considerable money into its online marketplace Jumia. (Image via MrXAfrica)
Africa Internet Group (AIG), Africa's...
Outsourcing your housework can be a chore, pun intended. (Image
via Stephen Swintek/Getty Images)
latest addition to a...
Ecommerce platform Wadi.com announced yesterday the closing of a $67 million Series A funding round led by Al Tayyar Group.
Egyptian food-ordering website Otlob has been snapped up by Rocket Internet, but at an almost firesale price.
The acquisition by...
Restaurant review app Zomato has raised a $60 million round, led by Singapore investment company Temasek, and will use some of those...
For the money-rich and time-poor white collar workers of Dubai, chores are largely a thing of the past.
For several years at least,...
had a workshop in an intimate setting. (Images via
When and how does one communicate the launch of a new
Hellofood, the global online food delivery
platform, whose most recent acquisitions in the region were the
Delivery Hero, the Berlin-based billion-dollar
food delivery service, has acquired Turkey’s Yemeksepeti for $589
Not only is this ...
Earlier this year we published an article about the reasons behind foreign VCs' increase interest in the Middle East.
It may be an ordinary building in the residential neighborhood
of Socrate in Casablanca, but the discrete design doesn’t lie,
Though it might seem quiet, some VCs are on the prowl.
Towards the end of 2014 Wamda published an interview with
Lebanese VC Khaled Nasr....
Since Yahoo! acquired Maktoob in 2009 for $165
million the region has anticipated the next big exit. Today the
Hellofood’s big year in Saudi Arabia just got its cherry on top:
investment from the
newly launched Mobily Ventures.
After its April
IPO fixed everyone’s attention firmly on e-commerce in
fast-growing markets, and especially on marketplaces, like eBa...
Over the years, the Samwer brothers’ Rocket
Internet has made a name for itself; if not for its business model,
for its aggressive (and b...
When we hear about Rocket Internet, it’s usually related to
massive fundraising, aggressive strategies, and management style
(check out o...
Welcome to Wamda's weekly startup news ticker, which will offer quick announcements and stories relevant to the region. If you have a quick...