Presenting the 2021 Partech Africa Report: Africa Tech Booms in 2021 With $5.2B Raised in Equity, $6B Including Growing Debt Deals

Presenting the 2021 Partech Africa Report: Africa Tech Booms in 2021 With .2B Raised in Equity, B Including Growing Debt Deals

DAKAR, Senegal & PARIS & BERLIN & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Today, Partech Africa publishes its annual report on VC Funding for African Startups. In 2021, amid global VC growth, Africa tech still grew faster than any other region with 2x the activity of last year and more than 3x the amount invested, reaching $5.2B. A year of historic growth 681 rounds of equity fundraising brought in a total of $5.2B. When we include debt, this total reaches $6B in 724 rounds. The 2021 new record indicates a super-active ecosystem, where almost…

Microsoft for Startups’ GrowthX Accelerator Program Kicks off in the UAE

مايكروسوفت تطلق البرنامج المخصص لتمكين الشركات الناشئة  ”GrowthX Accelerator”في الإمارات

Microsoft,Startups’ GrowthX Accelerator Program Kicks off in the UAE The program announces its first cohort of 15 startups that will work with partners such as Etihad Airways, Unilever, Flow, Akbank, KPMG and IKEA Dubai, United Arab Emirates Microsoft today, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), inaugurated the first cohort of its GrowthX Accelerator program in the UAE. “Abu Dhabi is focused on empowering startups that can create a lasting impact in the digital economy,” said H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development. “As…

Huawei Announces Workshop Series for Developers and Startups

هواوي تعلن عن استضافة وتنظيم سلسلة من ورش العمل

Huawei Announces Workshop Series for Developers and Startups Interactive workshops and seminars by experts from Huawei mark HUAWEI Innovation Week at major entrepreneurship platform  Huawei, the leading tech giant is set to host a series of short workshops, and one-to-one interactions that aim to bring the innovative community together at DIFC Innovation Hub, as part of the HUAWEI Innovation Week. The on-site sessions will take place at DIFC on 21 June 2021 from 12pm to 3pm, while the online sessions will run from 22 – 24 June 2021. Developers and…

‘Women in Tech’ Forum

مش عارفه اجيب عنوان

Visa, DBWC and DIFC Hive Discuss Opportunities and Challenges Facing Female Owned Start-ups at ‘Women in Tech’ Forum Forum is part of a series of initiatives to champion diversity and inclusion as part of Visa’s collaboration with the Dubai Business Women Council As part of continued efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, partnered with the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) to co-host their Women in Tech Forum.  Held virtually for the first time, the forum featured inspiring industry experts who came together to…

District 2020: Curating a Global Innovation Ecosystem as the Future of Expo 2020 Dubai

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The future of Expo 2020 will support the growth of the UAE’s innovation economy by curating a global innovation-driven business ecosystem that embraces technology and a human-centric focus, and brings together UAE, regional and global players Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2021 – District 2020, as the human-centric smart city evolving from Expo 2020 Dubai, has announced a number of key partnerships that will contribute to the curation of its innovation ecosystem and its start-up community, coinciding with the annual UAE Innovation week known as UAE Innovates 2021.  During…

500 Startups Announces Partnership with Sanabil Investments

500 Startups Announces Partnership with Sanabil Investments

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— 500 Startups (500), one of the most active global early stage venture capital firms, has partnered with Sanabil Investments, a financial investment company focused on global private investments in venture capital, growth and small buyout, to launch the Sanabil 500 MENA Seed Accelerator Program in Riyadh. This follows the recent announcement of the establishment of 500 Startups’ new MENA regional headquarters in Riyadh. The Sanabil 500 MENA Seed Accelerator Program will consist of six programs run by 500 Startups over a period of three years for a…

 Halcyon Announces Participants in Bahrain All-Female Tech Social Entrepreneur Incubator Program

هالسيون تعلن عن قائمة المشاركين في برنامج حاضنة رائدات الأعمال

Eight participating startup founders to receive monthly programming from AWS, residency in Washington, D.C.  WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.-based nonprofit Halcyon today announced the eight fellows selected to participate in the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive, a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), StartUp Bahrain, and Startup MGZN to foster leadership and scale women-run tech social ventures based in Bahrain. The ventures span a range of industries including health care, education, and finance. Announced in October 2020, the 2021 Bahrain Women’s Intensive is an intensive incubator program for early-stage women-founded social enterprise tech…

inventive relocation services to your fingertips  Rizek’s ground-breaking partnership brings TruKKer’s inventive relocation services to your fingertips

شراكة “رزق” الجديدة مع شركة “تركر” تزيد من إبداع خدمات النقل المبتكرة

Rizek, one of the fastest-growing Abu Dhabi-based startups and the first super app for on-demand services in the country, has announced a new partnership with UAE-based Trukker, MENA’s largest digital freight solutions platform and truck aggregator, further expanding its growing portfolio. The super app allows customers to access services of the innovative truck-hailing app known as the ‘Uber of Trucks’. Using the Rizek app, customers now have access to truck services across the UAE for shifting, moving, dismantling, and assembling. The newest addition to a growing network of service providers,…

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Expands International Partner Network

واحة دبي للسيليكون توسع شراكاتها الدولية

 by Signing Agreement with Canadian Society for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Move aims to strengthen knowledge exchange in entrepreneurship, innovation between UAE, Canada Dubai-UAE: 19 December, 2020 – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canadian Society for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CSEI). The partnership focuses on providing startups and SMEs from the UAE and Canada with the opportunity to expand their businesses internationally. Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President of People…

Atomwise and FutuRx Launch A2i Therapeutics – A New Immuno-Oncology Company Funded By Leading Biopharma VCs and the Israeli Innovation Authority

Atomwise and FutuRx Launch A2i Therapeutics – A New Immuno-Oncology Company Funded By Leading Biopharma VCs and the Israeli Innovation Authority

SAN FRANCISCO & NESS ZIONA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire) – Atomwise, the leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) for small-molecule drug discovery, announced today a partnership with FutuRx, a recognized Israeli-based biotechnology incubator focused on innovative, early-stage therapeutic technologies. The collaboration will serve as the first introduction of Atomwise’s AtomNet® platform for AI-based drug discovery to a growing biotech innovation hub in Israel and is Atomwise’s second partnership with a global incubator hub. Founded through a joint investment between Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJDC, Inc.), Takeda Ventures Inc., OrbiMed Israel Partners, FutuRx has formed over 20…