My Startup World Staff

Golden Scent receives second round of investments

Golden Scent, the leading Saudi e-commerce beauty platform, announced the closing of a new round of investments from its current funders within a record 12-month period. The company attributes this new  round of funding to a remarkable year of growth that enabled it to established reputation

20 teams make it to KAUST Hajj and Umrah contest

Twenty teams have been chosen to progress to the next phase of an innovation and entrepreneurship initiative at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), which aims to support and develop projects to deliver smart services for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia during Hajj and Umrah.

Emaar Malls completely buys out Namshi

Emaar Malls has fully acquired Namshi, the leading regional fashion e-commerce retailer. This follows acquiring the remaining stake of Global Fashion Group (GFG) in Namshi, in an all-cash transaction of AED 475.5 million (Euro 114.3 million; US$ 129.5 million).

Microsoft launches three new Surface devices

Microsoft has launched three new devices to its Surface family. The new devices include the Surface Studio 2, the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2. “The UAE is home to many industries and professions, each with its own unique requirements for a great productivity device,”

Faith Capital funds $8 m to JustClean

Faith Capital announced today the recent close of a $8 m Series A round of financing in JustClean, a Kuwaiti laundry technology startup, in order to expand ongoing GCC marketplace operations, in addition to expanding B2B logistics and SaaS initiatives

Liv. offers mobile phone insurance in UAE

Liv., the lifestyle digital bank by Emirates NBD announced the launch of UAE first mobile insurance service in partnership with leading insurer, RSA Insurance, offers an entirely paper-free process from purchase of policy to claims, all via the Liv. App.

Visa brings Apple Pay to Saudi Arabia

Visa brings Apple Pay to its Saudi-based cardholders. Apple Pay allows prepaid, debit and credit cardholders to make easy, quick and secure purchases using their iPhone and Apple Watch in stores that accept contactless payments.

Safer Internet Day for a better internet

Beginning in 2004, Safer Internet Day has grown to become one of the landmark events in the online safety calendar. And this year’s theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encapsulates a lot of the discussion we are seeing around online safety and cybersecurity.

Nearly 20% of world’s entrepreneurs work with family members

Nearly 20% of the world’s entrepreneurs are working with family members, according to the 2018/2019 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Report, sponsored by Babson College, Universidad Del Desarrollo and Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation.

Airbus launches quantum computing challenge

Airbus has launched a global competition in quantum computing, inviting experts to propose and develop solutions, for complex optimisation and modelisation across the full aircraft life-cycle, using newly available computing capabilities. 

How to grow a business from a start-up

Viresh Harduth, Vice-President: New Customer Acquisition (Small and Medium Businesses) for Sage Africa & Middle East shares his tips how to grow the business beyond the start up stage. 

Saudi consumers demand ‘SuperService’

Four-in-five Saudi consumers expect an immediate response from the organizations and vendors they contact – part of a growing demand for ‘SuperServe’ customer engagement, according to the latest global research report conducted by Avaya and Davies Hickman Partners.

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