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How Huda, Mona, And Alya Kattan Built Huda Beauty Out Of Dubai

How Huda, Mona, And Alya Kattan Built Huda Beauty Out Of Dubai

The Kattan sisters on building the Huda Beauty megabrand out of Dubai (and no, they aren't done with their ambitions just yet).

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  • beauty
  • Dubai Startups
  • fundraising
  • Huda Beauty
Waking Up To The Future Of Banking: UAE Fintech Startups Take On The Challenge Of Financial Inclusion

Waking Up To The Future Of Banking: UAE Fintech Startups Take On The Challenge Of Financial Inclusion

When Bill Gates famously said “banking is necessary, banks are not,” Saad Ansari paid attention. The founder and CEO of Xpence set out to innovate for financial inclusion to solve the biggest barrier facing startups in the UAE today: setting up a bank account.

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  • Dubai Startups
  • financial inclusion
  • fintech startups
  • NOW Money
  • opening a bank account
  • Smart Zone
  • Xpence
‘Trep Talk: Top Investors From The MENA Region Share Tips On What To Include In Your Pitch Deck

‘Trep Talk: Top Investors From The MENA Region Share Tips On What To Include In Your Pitch Deck

MENA investors share thMENA investors share their pet peeves and main preferences on what they'd like to see in a pitch deck.eir pet peeves and main preferences on what they'd like to see in a pitch deck.

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  • Dubai Startups
  • fundraising
  • pitch deck
  • pitches
Dubai FDI Wins Top Investment Promotion Agency Award For The Middle East At World FDI Forum

Dubai FDI Wins Top Investment Promotion Agency Award For The Middle East At World FDI Forum

Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (Dubai Economy), has won the 2019 Top Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Award for the Middle East at the World FDI Forum 2019, national news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.

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  • Dubai
  • economy
  • FDI
  • Investment
  • UAE
AREA 2071 Hosts 20 Startups Valued At Over AED42 Million

AREA 2071 Hosts 20 Startups Valued At Over AED42 Million

Two startup accelerators hosted in AREA 2071 contribute to the UAE's continuous efforts to position itself as a global center for future technologies.

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  • Accelerator
  • Area 2071
  • Dubai
  • Dubai Future Foundation
  • incubators
  • startup incubator
Dubai Chat Commerce App Zbooni Raises US$1.1 Million To Fund Expansion

Dubai Chat Commerce App Zbooni Raises US$1.1 Million To Fund Expansion

Dubai-based technology startup Zbooni has closed its latest funding round of US$1.1 million from Chalhoub Group and B&Y Venture Partners, the company announced in a statement on Wednesday.

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  • chat commerce
  • mobile payments
  • payments
  • Zbooni

Dubai Future Foundation Announces Startups For Dubai Future Accelerators 6th Cohort

Dubai Future Foundation Announces Startups For Dubai Future Accelerators 6th Cohort

The Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced the selection of local and global startups to work on a series of future projects in collaboration with three government entities in the first round of Dubai Future Accelerators’ 6th Cohort.

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  • Dubai Future Accelerators
  • Dubai Future Foundation
  • innovation
We Got Funded: Washmen Raises US$6.2 Million In A Series B Round

We Got Funded: Washmen Raises US$6.2 Million In A Series B Round

Washmen, a Dubai-based startup streamlining dry cleaning and laundry services, has successfully raised US$6.2 million in a Series B round.

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  • fundraising
  • Series B
  • Washmen
Playing The Odds: Understanding The 6% Rule When Fundraising For Your Startup

Playing The Odds: Understanding The 6% Rule When Fundraising For Your Startup

Founders have to be resilient and thick-skinned. Prepare yourself to exhaust your network of investors, and accept the fact that fundraising is going to take time, even if that's a hard pill to swallow.

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  • crowdfunding
  • fundraising
  • pitching
  • venture capital
Dubai-Based VC Turns Idea Into Revenue-Generating Startup Within 7 Days In New Reality Web Series

Dubai-Based VC Turns Idea Into Revenue-Generating Startup Within 7 Days In New Reality Web Series

Dubai-based international venture capital firm ASA Ventures has released a new reality web series called the ‘7 Days Challenge’ that shows the VC firm team up with an entrepreneur to turn an idea into a revenue-generating startup in exactly a week.

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  • ASA Ventures
  • reality show
  • VC
  • venture capital
  • Youtube
Closing Soon: July Deadline For Third Edition Of Dubai Tourism’s Dh100,000 Futurism Programme

Closing Soon: July Deadline For Third Edition Of Dubai Tourism’s Dh100,000 Futurism Programme

Applications for technology startups to enter this year’s international Futurism Programme close on July 31, 2019. Startups with innovative technology solutions to help drive a variety of futurism themes to […]

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  • Accelerator
  • Dubai Tourism
  • Futurism Programme
  • GITEX Future Stars
  • innovation
There’s Life In The Old Dog Yet: Here’s What You Can Do After You Sell Your Company

There’s Life In The Old Dog Yet: Here’s What You Can Do After You Sell Your Company

Once they sell their businesses, ex-company owners have a potential new career to look forward to- as independent consultants.

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  • acquisition