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Fintech, Digital Commerce, Healthtech in Saudi Arabia are Expected to Attract Substantial VC Funding in 2021, Local Sources Reveal

Saudi Arabia’s venture capital funds are increasingly looking to tap into Fintech, digital commerce, and healthcare segments this year. VC activity has increased considerably in the MENA region including Saudi Arabia during the past few years, with local startups recording a 55% year-over-year growth in… Read More

Wahed Inc, an Islamic Fintech backed by Saudi Aramco, to Acquire UK-based Digital Banking Startup

US-based Wahed Inc, an Islamic-finance Fintech firm that’s backed by Saudi Aramco, is reportedly planning to acquire Niyah Ltd, a UK company that operates a digital banking platform for the Muslim community. Wahed’s management noted that they’re hoping the acquisition will allow them to offer… Read More

Trade Finance Fintech Taulia Raises $60 Million Backed by JPMorgan, Ping An, Saudi Aramco

Taulia, a top supply chain financing Fintech is raising $60 million, according to the company. Big-name investors are participating in the round including JPMorgan, Ping An, Saudi Aramco, and existing investors including Zouk Capital. CEO of Taulia, Cedric Bru said the funding round is a… Read More

VC Division of World’s Most Profitable Firm Saudi Aramco Invests $5 Million in Blockchain-based Oil Trading Platform, Vakt

The venture capital division of the most profitable firm in the world, Saudi Aramco, has reportedly invested $5 million in a blockchain-enabled oil trading platform, called Vakt. Vakt’s management confirmed the news on January 28, noting that Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is now among its… Read More

Fintech in the Middle East: Saudi Arabia Might Be Shifting Economic Focus from Oil to Financial Technology

Crude oil production in Saudi Arabia slowed down considerably last year, from 10,643 BBL/D/1K in December 2018 to only 9,890 BBL/D/1K in November 2019. Steady and continuous drops in crude oil production may be attributed to several different factors, such as the attendant impact on… Read More

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