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MENAbytes Today highlights the stories from different tech startup ecosystems of Middle East & North Africa. For more details, log on to http://www.menabytes.com.
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Mahmoud Ibrahim, the co-founder and CEO of Cairo-based furniture ecommerce marketplace shares insights on growing their GMV 30x in the last twelve months, raising $15 million Series A, expansion plan and more.   For more on Homzmart, you can read this: https://www.menabytes.com/homzmart-series-a/
Ahmed Sabbah, the co-founder and CEO of Egyptian digital banking startup shares the story of how they landed a $5 million pre-seed investment from Sequoia, and more details about what they're building, how they're different and the launch plans. For more on Telda, you may read these pieces on MENAbytes: 1) Investment: https://www.menabytes.com/telda-pre-seed/ 2) Launch: https://www.menabytes.com/telda-launch/
We're happy to re-launch the MENAbytes Podcast, with a new format, where we now interview startup founders, VCs and different other stakeholders from the MENA's startup ecosystems. In this first epsiode, we are joined by Omar Kassim, the founder of JadoPado, an ecommerce marketplace that was acquired by Noon last year. We talk about building and exiting an ecommerce marketplace in MENA, choosing investors and potentital acquirers, challenges of building a remote company from MENA, and a lot more.
In the second episode of the MENAbytes Podcast, we talk about: - Careem to invest $150 million to expand into food delivery: https://www.menabytes.com/careem-food-150-million/ - Noon expands presence to China to source Chinese products direct: https://www.menabytes.com/noon-china/ - Hajj Hackathon: https://www.menabytes.com/hajj-hackathon-saudi/ - The startups that raised investments last week: www.menabytes.com/category/investments/ - We also have a guest on this episode; Faith Capital's Aziz Hayat who talks about term sheets and more. You can connect with Aziz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AzizHayat.
In the first episode of the MENAbytes Podcast, we talk about: - Uber Careem merger talks - you can read more here: https://www.menabytes.com/uber-careem-merger-talks/ - STC Pay: https://www.menabytes.com/stc-pay/ - The startups that raised investments last week: https://www.menabytes.com/category/investments/ Please share your feedback by sending an email here, zubair@menabytes.com or reach out to MENAbytes on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
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