Intel Capital Invests In Three Middle East Companies: Nymgo, Jeeran And ShooFeeTV

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The World Economic Forum in Marrakech yesterday witnessed some really interesting news from Intel Capital, which announced 3 new investments in the Middle East; UK-Lebanon based Nymgo, as well as Jordanian companies Jeeran and ShooFeeTV. This investment marks a second round of investment from Intel Capital in both Jeeran and ShooFeeTV (both also IV Holdings [...]

All eyes on you, there’s never been a better time to start-up than now

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Governments support, communities, talent, funds, role models & case studies, cutting edge software n’ tools, and soon, better broadband & higher Internet penetration, and a great deal of awareness/coverage by media. You’ve got it all. Take it back to the days when Web meant that big Blue “e” icon. That’s exactly when we read all [...]

AppsArabia, An Arabic Mobile Applications Development Fund

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 has recently announced it will be launching a new investment fund called ‘AppsArabia‘, which promotes and supports mobile app development throughout the Middle East and North Africa using the Software Development Kits (SDKs) of all the major mobile and online platforms (e.g. Android (Google), iPhone OS (Apple), BlackBerry, Facebook, OpenSocial and Ovi (Nokia)). [...]

What major obstacle did you face while looking to fund your project? [Poll Results]

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

In the latest poll on StartUpArabia, the question that was addressed to the entrepreneur readers was: What major obstacle did you face while looking to fund your project? The result of reader voting came out as follows: Out of 89 readers who responded to the poll: – 37% of them responded that it was initiating [...]

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority To Launch Global Technology Fund

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the region’s largest integrated technology park, is planning to launch a global technology fund middle of next year. “Some of the investments will be from ourselves, some from local and regional investors and also international investors,” said Ray Milhem, the new chief technology officer of technology investment at DSOA. He said, [...]

Twofour54 Ibtikar Launches Creative Lab Media Industry Grant Fund For Young Arabs

Monday, October 19th, 2009

twofour54 ibtikar, the media industry funding and support pillar of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, has launched twofour54 ibtikar: creative lab, a grant funding scheme aimed at engaging with young Arabs and stimulating creativity in order to build a long term sustainable media industry in the Arab world. twofour54 ibtikar: creative lab offers grant funding and business [...]

What major obstacle did you face while looking to fund your project? [Poll]

Monday, August 31st, 2009

A new poll has gone live on StartUpArabia, you can find it on the sidebar on the right or vote straight from this post. This poll is more targeted at startups and entrepreneurs who have sought funding for their project/business at one point or another, and tries to determine what kinds of obstacles they faced [...]

Tunisiana Launches A New Fund For Value-Added Services

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Tunisiana, the first private mobile operator in Tunisia,  just announced the launch of a fund for value-added services projects. This move follows the recent publication of a new law in Tunisia relating to the sharing of revenue between telecom operators and value-added services providers. So in an effort to empower and encourage more entrepreneurs and startups to [...]

Bayt Launches Intilaq, Gets Into Early Stage Funding For Internet Startups In The Arab World

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Bayt.com, the leading job portal in the Arab world, is launching a new and very interesting initiative called Intilaq, that aims to fund, mentor and support aspiring entrepreneurs with early-stage technology startups. Intilaq is interested in funding and supporting startups based in the Arab world, or who are interested in relocating to the region, that [...]

How much money do you need for your startup? [Poll]

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

A new poll has gone live on StartUpArabia, you can find it on the first sidebar on the right or vote straight from this post. This poll is mainly aimed at Arab entrepreneurs who have already launched their startups and are looking for financing, or those who have yet to launch their projects and will [...]

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