Subha Bhargavi

The Step Conference 2023 is back yet again

The highly-anticipated Step Conference 2023 is returning to Dubai Internet City for its 11th edition on February 22-23, 2023. The conference promises to bring together the brightest minds in the industry, with talks, workshops, meet-ups, networking sessions, exhibition areas, and brand activations that unite tech minds from all around the world. This is your chance to rub elbows with top entrepren...

SNB collaborates with Mastercard and SEF to unlock new experiences

Saudi National Bank announced a strategic partnership agreement with Mastercard and the Saudi Esports Federation (SEF) during the SEF Awards to accelerate Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation and enhance its gaming and esports infrastructure. The collaboration will build on Mastercard’s ongoing relationship with SEF to promote the Kingdom’s billion-dollar gaming industry.

NOMU officially launches operations across the region

NOMU has officially launched operations across the region, set to reinvent groceries for families and homegrown F&B professionals. NOMU is a holding group created from the merger of two companies, Jumlaty and Appetito. KSA-based Jumlaty is an end-to-end supply chain as a service solution for small and medium restaurants, a one stop shop aggregator of all major food suppliers. The Jumlaty brand...

Flat6Labs Ignite Cycle 4 commences

Flat6Labs, in partnership with DisruptAD, the venture platform of ADQ, unveiled the 10 new start-ups that have been selected for the fourth cycle of the flagship Flat6Labs Ignite program. These organisations, which were picked after a comprehensive selection process involving over 960 applicants from across the world, will now look to leverage the seed funding and world-class mentorship provided b...

Mastercard partners with EazyPay

Mastercard has partnered with Bahrain’s Eazy Financial Services (EazyPay) that will now be powered by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS).

11 startups selected for cohort 3 of ASIP accelerator program

Africa’s tech Accelerator, Startupbootcamp AfriTech, together with founding Telecel Group have selected the participants of the much-coveted Accelerator Program, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP).

Alma Health expands exponentially

Alma Health is set to become the leading digital healthcare provider in the region after undergoing exponential growth in 2022, growing its revenue by 11 folds in the span of one year.

IBF Net launches Shariah-compliant metaverse on the Algorand blockchain

IBF Net has launched Netverse (, the world’s first metaverse on the Algorand blockchain, which is also the world’s first Shariah-compliant metaverse on any blockchain. Netverse is expected to be a major contributor to the digitalization move in the Islamic world.

NBQ partners with UAQ Chamber of Commerce and Industry to spur entrepreneurship

The National Bank of Umm Al Quwain (NBQ) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UAQ Chamber of Commerce and Industry to enhance joint cooperation in local entrepreneurship for the economic development of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain.

Pine Labs enters UAE market

Pine Labs has announced that it has entered the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market. Pine Labs will partner with local banks and financial institutions in the region to help them serve their merchant partners better.

Tabby raises $58 million in its Series C round

Tabby has raised $58 million from Sequoia Capital India, STV, PayPal Ventures, Mubadala Investment Capital, Arbor Ventures, and Endeavor Catalyst in a Series C round which values the company at $660 million. The fundraiser will be used to expand Tabby’s product line into next-gen consumer financial services and support the company’s growing operations. This round makes Tabby one of the most valuab...

Masdar City strengthens its position as the hub for AI and clean energy startups

A new partnership between Masdar City, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), and The Catalyst, the region’s first clean technology startup accelerator, aims to drive the growth of artificial intelligence (AI), clean tech, and smart city technology, including autonomous transportation, throughout the region.

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