Samuel Wendel

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1 year ago

Social Media Monitoring Startup Crowd Analyzer Secures $1.1 Million Investment From Gulf VCs

Dubai-based startup Crowd Analyzer, which operates an Arabic-focused social media monitoring platform, reports it has raised $1.1 million in a pre-series A round from Gulf-based venture capital...
1 year ago

Jordan's Mawdoo3.com Raises $13.5 Million From British And American VC Funds

Arabic-language website Mawdoo3.com says it has secured a $13.5 million series B round, led by U.K.-based Kingsway along with U.S.-based Endure Capital. Founded in 2010, Jordan-based Mawdoo3.com is...
By Samuel Wendel 4 min read
1 year ago

Latest Mission: Impossible Nabs $153 Million In Worldwide Debut

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise continues to pull off new feats with his long-running Mission: Impossible series. Case in point: Mission: Impossible – Fallout set an opening weekend record for the...
1 year ago

Al-Futtaim And Al Zarooni Take Stakes In E-Commerce App The Entertainer

Dubai conglomerate Al-Futtaim Group and Al Zarooni Emirates Investments have acquired minority stakes in the Entertainer, a U.A.E.-based lifestyle app offering deals from well-known brands. The two...
By Samuel Wendel 4 min read
1 year ago

Dubai’s DP World Targets Inland Trade In West Africa With New Logistics Hub In Mali

Looking to bolster its reach in West Africa, Dubai-based ports operator DP World is planning to build a new logistics hub in Mali, after signing a 20-year concession with the country’s government...
1 year ago

China's SDIC Acquires Stake In Jordan's Arab Potash Company For $502 Million

In a deal worth $502 million, China’s State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC) is buying a 28% stake in Jordan's Arab Potash Company. The Chinese state-owned investment company picked up the...
1 year ago

U.A.E. Entrepreneurs Cite Lack Of Adequate Banking Services As Their Top Challenge: Study

Nearly two-thirds of surveyed entrepreneurs in the U.A.E. report that a lack of adequate banking services is their biggest challenge when setting up a business, according to a new study—with many...
1 year ago

Home Movies: Oscar-Nominated Syrian Director Feras Fayyad Is Readying His Next Film

Feras Fayyad turned heads with Last Men in Aleppo, earning him an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature. The Syrian filmmaker is now finishing his next film, which promises to be as poignant.
By Samuel Wendel 16 min read