MENA startups vs. black swan

MENA startups vs. black swan

No Fool’s day this year. If you’re reading this on your phone, at least we took you away from your laptop cameras and back-to-back online meetings. We decided to have a look at the endurance of businesses during these tough times. There are numerous businesses that...

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Any Profits in 2020?

Any Profits in 2020?

end of radio silence. This is not a hacked newsletter. Nor have we relocated our offices to another planet. In fact, we grew into a truly regional VC, having on-ground presence in 5 countries across the MENA. Plus, we did our first closing for Fund II in August and...

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The Bread Starter

The Bread Starter

I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s the energy of spring but this month has been full with positivity and great progress. That’s why we have a bunch of great news for you this month! But before we jump in, we are excited to announce that partnered with the Saudi...

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Open the gates

Open the gates

Here’s the thing - entrepreneurship is the hot topic in the region and thankfully, governments and institutions have caught on. Whereas small business lending was the primary method of involvement from governments in the past, today we are seeing much more in terms of...

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Are you in Amman?

Are you in Amman?

We're back again with some great news this month, most recently our investment in Swvl! We've also been working on a couple of transactions we will be announcing soon. Our beautiful startup studio and co-working space, Blender, is coming to life and we've opened up...

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To the Kingdom 👑

To the Kingdom 👑

Hey folks, February has been an action-packed month for us and for our portfolio companies, what a great start for the year! We mentioned in our January newsletter that we are looking at Saudi startups for 2018 and this month’s piece is our take on the market. ...

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#agritech and #foodsecurity have become the top priority in the #MiddleEast. More in our latest newsletter https://mailchi.mp/arzanvc/i-have-a-smart-farm-in-the-middle-east #startups #agriculture #tech

Our portfolio company, @TruKKerTech, has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Arabian Petroleum Supply Company. The agreement will enable TruKKer’s network of 25000+ trucks with preferential prices and exclusive benefits of Mobil Delvac lubricants. #network #trucking

Our portfolio company @CartlowUAE secures $2M Pre-Series A funding and launches 'VASCART'
https://magnitt.com/news/cartlow-pre-series-a-52299

#funding #cartlow #startup #venturecapital #startups

In the latest newsletter, our team discusses post-Covid19 SaaS growth in the Middle East #SaaS #startups #MiddleEast #growth
https://mailchi.mp/arzanvc/our-local-saasers-are-now-growing-faster-thank-you-covid19

إن العين لتدمع وإن القلب ليحزن وإنا على فراقك لمحزونون .. إنّا لله و إنّا إليه راجعون.

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