Zoomaal is a platform that enables creativity and innovation in the Arab world through crowdfunding. The MENA region has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world; and they’re solving this through democratized access to finance for everyone. To-date they have raised $1Mn to 100+ successful projects creating over 500 jobs. Some of their partners include Zain Group, British Council, Hivos and others
The Fetchr app eliminates the hassle from sending and receiving packages by using your phone as your physical address, thus solving the problem of no addresses in the Middle East. With just a snap and a swipe, drivers arrive to a customer's exact location via the phone, at a chosen time, to pick up a package and deliver it into the hands of their recipient -- whenever and wherever they need it. Fetchr's sophisticated logistics technology connects the dots between customer, package, driver and sender to provide faster, cheaper, seamless deliveries
Knot Standard creates hand-made bespoke suits, shirts, blazers, and slacks. Their master tailors construct every piece to perfectly fit a client’s measurements – each pattern is specific to that client and will fit nobody else. It's created for them and not simply resized from pre-cut off-the-shelf patterns. They use only impeccable fabrics and materials, and delivered right to any doorstep. Knot Standard is obsessed with quality, and they guarantee a perfect fit in every item they deliver. Their mission is to make men proud of the way they look, and the clothing they wear
As part of our investment and diversification strategy, we have committed capital in Wamda MENA Ventures, a leading venture capital fund founded by Fadi Ghandour. The Fund is primarily focused on early- and growth-stage technology companies in the Middle East and North Africa Region. The Fund partners with standout entrepreneurs building innovative businesses and provides access to capital capable of transforming them into a driving force of the Region’s economy. The MENA Region is diverse and replete not only in obstacles but also opportunities. Wamda Capital is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs overcome such obstacles of regional scale to unlock long-term growth and market changing opportunities.
ScoopCity launched in May 2011 and is today Lebanon’s premier online destination for local commerce offering subscribers access to local deals at top businesses. The company also provides merchants the ability to acquire target customers and market their products / services via a mix of web and mobile value propositions that provide for measurable and effective online marketing channel.
Kharabeesh is a native born online entertainment network that serves Arab internet users around the world. It's considered now one of the leading multi-channel networks "MCN" and broadcasters on YouTube. Kharabeesh produces and co-produces genuine shows, animations, music and short movies, which are published over the Internet and through mobile networks. The company was set up in 2008 by a group of people who believe in the power of storytelling. It is part of a bigger family, called ThinkArabia, a holding entity that incubates the dreams of many young Arab entrepreneurs and startups
Instabeat is designing the first waterproof heads-up monitor that tracks, stores, and displays instant feedback of the heart rate during the workout. Getting rid of the chest belt, Instabeat's revolutionary design fits on any type of swimming goggles with minimal intrusion to optimize the training and help professional and fitness oriented athletes to monitor their progress and achieve their peak performance.