Investors should have more confidence in ME start-ups – Raising funds in the Middle East remains a challenge: ICAEW roundtable

Source: Arab Times – Raising funds in the Middle East remains challenging despite the great start-up ideas and the myriad opportunities that the region has to offer investors, according to accountancy and finance body ICAEW. This was the consensus during ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable on venture capital in the…

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The Investor’s View: Is The App Boom Over?

Source: Entrepreneur Middle East – Author: Tammer Qaddumi, Founding Partner at VentureSouq Lately, in the entrepreneurial and tech-centric media, there’s been some discussion on whether the app boom days are over, especially in light of the ever-climbing CAC costs reported by tech startups. We asked investors based in the Middle…

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Are angel investors born or made?

Source: Wamda –  Angel investors are in short supply in MENA. How do we ‘grow’ more? (Image via LabsofLatvia) There is no longer a question as to whether or not the entrepreneurial spirit has hit the MENA region. It has. Everyone loves a startup, and startups know where to find…

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Accelerating into the future

Source: SME Advisor –  Time and again, research has shown that eight out of 10 start-ups fail within the first 18 months of existence. But, what if there was an entrepreneurial ecosystem that could help start-ups at every step of the way – giving them training, funding, mentorship and guidance…

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