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Blockchain VC CV VC Begins Dubai Operations

Blockchain venture capitalist CV VC has started its Dubai operations in partnership with DMCC Crypto Centre. CV VC has currently successfully invested in 32 early-stage blockchain startups from around the world, 22 of which came via its CV Labs incubation program. Selected start-ups from the… Read More

Global Processing Services Establishes MENA Region Office, Hires Payments Professional, Arnav Rath

Global Processing Services (GPS), the Paytech Pioneer behind major Fintech challengers, reveals that it has established its MENA region office and hired payments professional, Arnav Rath, as Head of Region. Based in Dubai, the team will focus on leveraging its international reach and payments expertise… Read More

Dubai’s Personal Finance and Investment Platform Sarwa Secures $15M via Series B from Mubadala, 500 Startups, Others

Dubai-headquartered personal finance and investment platform Sarwa has acquired $15 million in capital through a Series B round. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment company Mubadala Investment Company has led Sarwa’s latest investment round. Other investors that made contributions include 500 Startups, KIPCO, Shorooq Partners, MEVP, DIFC,… Read More

UK based Legaltech Firm Clara Acquires Strategic Investment from the Dubai International Financial Centre

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai covering 110 ha, established in 2004 and a financial hub for the MENA region as well as South Asia markets, has reportedly invested an undisclosed amount in UK-headquartered Legaltech firm Clara. Clara has… Read More

Mubadala Capital backed BNPL Fintech tabby Acquires Debt Financing to Expand MENA Region Operations

A Mubadala-backed Fintech firm in Dubai has acquired a substantial amount of debt financing. This new round of funding for tabby reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL companies are attracting a lot of business as the Fintech sector evolves rapidly with a rise… Read More

Visa Confirms Appointment of Dr. Saeeda Jaffar As Group Country Manager, SVP for GCC Region

Visa (NYSE: V) has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Saeeda Jaffar as Group Country Manager, and SVP for its operations across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Dr. Jaffar will reportedly be joining the digital payments leader to manage and oversee its presence in six… Read More

Amazon Payment Services, a Payments Processing Provider for MENA Region, Introduces Fintech Lab in DIFC Innovation Hub

Amazon Payment Services, a payment processing service for the MENA region, has introduced the Amazon Fintech Lab in the DIFC Innovation Hub. The project is reportedly the latest in Amazon Payment Services’ efforts to provide support to the Fintech ecosystem in the MENA region. The… Read More

OurCrowd Talks Areas of Joint Interest Between UAE and Israel

Following the Abraham Accords, initiated by the Trump administration that saw the normalization of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, OurCrowd – a top global early-stage investment platform, moved quickly to announce relations with middle east gr0ups. After quietly working behind the scenes for years,… Read More

Dubai Next, a New Digital Platform, to Allow SMEs in UAE to Raise Capital via Crowdfunding

A new digital platform called Dubai Next has been introduced in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to allow innovators and business entrepreneurs of any nationality to acquire capital to launch their initiatives. The Dubai Next platform went live earlier this month (on Wednesday,… Read More

Dubai Fintech Mamo Secures $8M via Pre-Series A Round, Will Expand Operations into UAE, Saudi Arabia

Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm Mamo has reportedly secured $8 million through a pre-Series A funding round. Mamo offers a digital wallet and payments platform and has previously raised $1.5 million in order to launch a peer to peer payments app. As mentioned in a release shared… Read More

UK Fintech 3s.Money, a Banking Challenger that Helps Corporates with Managing Fund Transfers, Secures £3M in Capital

UK-based 3s.money, a startup that assists corporates with accepting and managing their bank transfers in foreign markets, has reached a £40 million valuation following a £3 million Series B round that was led by TMT Investments. As stated on 3s.money’s website: “3S Money is a… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Stripe Enters MENA Region Markets with its Dubai, UAE Launch, Following $600M Round

Fintech firm Stripe has reportedly launched its business operations in the Middle East with its recent entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Stripe is notably one of Silicon Valley’s most valuable Fintechs. The company chose Dubai, a major MENA region financial hub, for its… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Receives Approval to Join the World Alliance of International Financial Centers

      Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), an international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, has received approval to join the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC). WAIFC is described as a non-profit association registered in Belgium,… Read More

Regtech, Financial Wellness, Debt Investments Startups Among 11 Initiatives to Graduate from StartupBootCamp Fintech Dubai

The third edition of Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai’s accelerator program has now concluded. During the Demo Day, there were 11 startups that pitched their ideas to potential investors, corporate partners, industry experts, mentors, and the general public. Startupbootcamp Fintech Dubai was introduced in 2018 through a… Read More

tZERO Joins with ROI to Tokenize Dubai Real Estate

tZERO has partnered with ROI Group, a real estate development company, to digitize up to $50 million of preferred equity in a luxury hotel and residential development located in downtown Dubai, according to a release. The tokenization will utilize the Tezos Blockchain. This is said… Read More

Chairman of Dubai’s IBC Group Pledges 100,000 Bitcoin for Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy Foundation: Report

  According to multiple reports, Khurram Shroff, chairman of the IBC Group in Dubai, has pledged 100,000 Bitcoin for the Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy Foundation. At its current price point, 100,000 BTC is worth a whopping $5 billion. And if some prognosticators get it right,… Read More

SNGLR, a Digital Advisory and Tech-focused VCs Specializing in Longevity and Smart Mobility, Launch Global Platform

SNGLR Holding AG has confirmed the official launch of its business operations and is now fully operational with its headquarters based in Zug, Switzerland. SNGLR Holding also maintains  business offices in Boston (USA), Berlin, (Germany), Rome (Italy), and Dubai (UAE). The SNGLR Holding team includes… Read More

UAE based Investment Advisory Firm Sarwa Acquires Experimental Fintech Permit to Offer Services in Saudi Arabia

Dubai-headquartered investment advisory firm Sarwa is reportedly expanding its business operations to Saudi Arabia after acquiring a temporary or experimental Fintech license from Saudi’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA). This development has come about a year after Sarwa secured $8.4 million in capital, which was one… Read More

Dubai and UAE Economy Expected to Grow 4% in 2021, Supported by Financial Services and Nascent Fintech Sector

Dubai‘s economy is projected to grow by 4% this year, driven by the government’s (fairly) effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dubai government has taken several measures to extend support to local businesses and individuals. It also launched four stimulus packages valued at 6.8… Read More

Fintech Rise Founder Padmini Gupta Discusses Challenges Experienced by Migrant Workers when Sending Remittance Payments

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major global disruptor as it has fundamentally changed how people conduct their daily lives. In 2020, we saw many more consumers using online platforms while cash usage dropped considerably in some parts of the world. In developed countries like… Read More

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