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Episode #2: Top five MENA VC deals in Q2 2019


August 08, 2019

On this episode, we discuss this quarter’s top five MENA venture capital deals which had amounted to $99.1 million, with Egypt’s Swvl accounting for almost half of the total, the highest amount ever raised by an Egyptian startup.

Featured Startups:
Swvl, the premium alternative to public transportation in Egypt. Through the app, you can book fixed rate affordable rides on their existing routes.

Awok, the no.1 online shopping in Dubai UAE selling items such as fashion accessories, kitchenware, home appliances, mobiles, cameras, as well as health and beauty products.

Mawdoo3, a digital platform that provides users with credible Arabic content from trustworthy sources.

Noon Academy, the social learning platform of 2m+ students. Start a study group with your friends and access the best teachers on demand!

Sprii, the Middle East's leading shopping destination for Mums & Kids - whether they want to discover the latest products to help them bloom during their pregnancy, stock up on baby essentials, kit themselves out for pre-natal Yoga, or create fun family moments together in the kitchen.

Episode #1: Four Egyptian startups that are destined to become as big as Careem


July 24, 2019

On our first episode, we discuss the thriving FinTech industry and how these four Egyptian startups, though not being in the same industry, have the potential to become as big as Careem which has secured a $3.1bn deal with Uber and raised the bar for startups in the region.

Featured Startups:
Fawry, a pioneering E-Payment Network in Egypt, offering financial services to consumers and businesses through more than 100 thousand locations and a variety of channels.

DCBEgypt, a direct carrier billing service provider, offers online payment services for mobile operators in Egypt.

7aweshly, a micro-saving tool for youth in Egypt to reach their dreams.

Vapulus, the NextGen online payment solution! It pays, sends, receives, transfers money, and helps you sell your product!

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