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WeziWezi Claims Most Funded Campaign on Eureeca Crowdfunding Platform

Jordan based WeziWezi has claimed the most funded status on investment crowdfunding platform Eureeca.  The Arabic language “social entertainment platform” raised $242,957 from 35 investors.  The projected topped the second highest funding amount on Eureeca by over $80,000. WeziWezi sold 6.25% equity in the young… Read More

Eureeca Receives FCA Approval in “Landmark” Event for Dubai Based Crowdfunding Platform

The Financial Conduct Authority has approved the application of Dubai based Eureeca and is now regulated under UK rules.  Eureeca is a leading investment crowdfunding platform in the Middle East.  According to Eureeca, the funding portal is seeking to assist UK based SMEs looking to enter… Read More

Crowd Valley & Gulf Wealth Management Partner on Investment Platform

Gulf Wealth Management (GWM) has asked Crowd Valley to assist in the development of a customer facing investment platform plus back office features for its digital wealth site targeting investors in the Arabian Gulf region. GWM has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise… Read More

Eureeca Crowdfunding Platform Hit with SEC Cease & Desist for Solicitation Violations

First Investment Crowdfunding Platform to Stumble on General Solicitation Requirements. Eureeca, a Dubai based investment crowdfunding platform, ran afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Cease and Desist order was filed today against the young company.  Regulators instituted proceedings based off of findings… Read More

Wamda Research: Funding is Growing for Startups in Middle East & North Africa

Wamda, a platform to empower entrepreneurs in the Middle East / North Africa (MENA), has published an excellent study on the funding / entrepreneur eco-system in the region.  The very good news is that startup funding is growing in the MENA countries with growth expected to… Read More

Zoomaal Founder Discusses Crowdfunding’s Popularity in the Middle East

As crowdfunding becomes more popular in various countries, recent reports reveal the funding option is gaining attention in the Middle East. According to the Huffington Post, a handful of Lebanese entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding to create and sustain social initiative throughout the country, some of which… Read More

Kiva & Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Launch “Change is in Your Hands”

As the world continues to watch events of trauma, hope, conflict, innovation and resilience unfold throughout the Middle East, Kiva and Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. have partnered to launch “Change is in Your Hands.” The campaign gives visitors to Kiva/MiddleEast the chance to open the borders of opportunity for entrepreneurs… Read More

Mawwell Announces Crowdfunding Platform Targeting the EMEA Markets

Mawwell, an international rewards-based crowdfunding site for creative and innovative projects has launched a crowdfunding platform for the Europe, Middle East & Africa markets (EMEA).  Mawwell launched in beta in July of 2013.  Mawwal means “fund” in Arabic. The site wants to create the opportunity… Read More

The Middle East: A Crowdfunding Market You’ve Never Considered

While the majority of the press and public are focused on crowdfunding in the US, UK and Europe, some of the most interesting developments are occurring in the Middle East. While transaction volumes remain low, this region is one to watch. In our work for… Read More

Roula Ghalayini’s Poupée Couture Finds Support with Equity Crowdfunding

Overlooked by Traditional Funding Methods, Companies Now Getting the Validation and Support Needed via Crowdfunding. Earlier this month, Roula Ghalayini and her successful Poupée Couture crowdfunding campaign on Eureeca.com was featured on Crowdfund Insider, generating much interest not only with her success but as a female… Read More

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