The MENAbytes Drop – Ep. 1: HungerStation’s top execs leave, Glovo exits Egypt, Souq becomes Amazon, and more

We’re having another go at podcasts. But it’s different this time. I’ll explain how but let me give you some background first. We had started our weekly podcast in July last year to share the big stories from tech and startup space of the region but then changed the format to interviews after publishing the first two episodes and eventually couldn’t even continue that, with some episodes still in our backlog that were recorded but never published. It was mainly because we didn’t have enough resources to continue a podcast.

This time it’s different because we’re partnering with the cool folks at Dubai-based Dukkan Media, a multi-platform media company that has been producing and publishing different podcasts since 2016, with The Dukkan Show being their most popular show.

The MENAbytes Drop

We’re happy to announce The MENAbytes Drop, a weekly podcast that will highlight the biggest tech and startup stories from the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan. The podcast will be produced by Dukkan Media and hosted by Reem Hameed, a Filipino-Iraqi-Canadian businesswoman, podcast host and producer. She is the co-founder and CEO of Collective, a content creation company based in Dubai that uses crowdsourcing and technology to develop collectively bring television, web or mobile content to life. She is best known for co-hosting the Dukkan Show, the Middle East’s leading Society and Culture podcast. You can reach out to her on Twitter/@ReemHameed.

Episode 1

In this first episode, Reem talks about the departure of some more top executives from HungerStation, Glovo’s exit from Egypt, Souq becoming Amazon in UAE, Kerning Cultures’ seed round and Bykea’s Series A.

The MENAbytes Drop will soon be available on all leading podcast platforms including Apple  Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker & Stitcher. For now, however, you can listen to it on SoundCloud.

To share your feedback, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or hello[at]menabytes[dot]com.


Zubair Naeem Paracha
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