Saudi fintech Rasan files for IPO on Tadawul

May 9, 2024

Riyadh-headquartered fintech Rasan has announced its intention to go public on Tadawul. The Saudi startup intends to sell a 30…

Egypt’s Mnzl raises $3.5 million for its asset-backed lending platform

May 9, 2024

Egyptian asset-backed lending platform Mnzl has raised $3.5 million in a funding round led by Africa-focused VC firms P1 Ventures…

Egypt’s Swypex raises $4 million seed from Accel for its corporate cards platform

May 7, 2024

Egyptian fintech Swypex has raised $4 million in a seed round led by global VC Accel, it announced in a…

Saudi’s Abyan Capital raises $18 million Series A for its robo-advisory platform

May 7, 2024

Riyadh-based investment platform Abyan Capital has raised $18 million in a Series A round led by STV, it announced on…

Pakistan’s Paismo raises $1.3 million seed for its HR & payroll software

September 14, 2023

Lahore-based HR and payroll startup Paismo has raised $1.3 million in a seed round led by Indus Valley Capital. The…

E&’s big bold bet on tech

May 2, 2023

First published on Termsheet, a newsletter with commentary on startups and venture capital in emerging markets by Zubair Naeem Paracha. …

NEOM Launches ‘Seven Senses’ Accelerator to Support Entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia

March 26, 2023

Saudi Arabia's futuristic city of NEOM launched a new accelerator program, Seven Senses, to support entrepreneurship in the NEOM and…

UNWTO Launches Startup Competition Supporting Female Tourism Tech Entrepreneurs in MENA

March 26, 2023

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) launched a new startup competition to support female tourism tech entrepreneurs and innovators…

Exits MENA Partners With Brainy Squad to Develop Creative Investment and Entrepreneurship Content

March 26, 2023

Brainy Squad and Exits MENA have announced a partnership aimed at creating informative and engaging content that delves into investment…

MENAbytes’ Weekly Startup News Roundup: March 25, 2023

March 25, 2023

From funding rounds to new product launches and partnerships, the MENA region's startup ecosystem has had quite a busy week.…