Middle East healthcare platform Vezeeta raises $40M Series D led by  Gulf Capital
February 21, 2020

Vezeeta, a healthcare platform operating in the Middle East and Africa, has raised a $40 Million Series D funding round led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV), which previously Continue reading

Y Combinator-backed Trella brings transparency to Egypts trucking and shipping industry
September 3, 2019

Y Combinator has become one of the key ways that startups from emerging markets get the attention of American investors. And arguably no clutch of companies has benefitted more from Y Combinator’s attention than startups from emerging markets tackling the Continue reading

Africas top mobile phone seller Transsion to list in Chinese IPO
August 28, 2019

Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion will list in an IPO on Shanghai’s STAR Market, Transsion confirmed to TechCrunch.

The company — which has a robust Africa sales network — could raise up to 3 billion yuan (or Continue reading

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level
November 13, 2017

An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows

Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Just Announced Plans to Build a Mega City That Will Cost $500 Billion
October 25, 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build a new city on the Red Sea coast, promising a lifestyle not available in today’s Saudi Arabia as he seeks to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources. Continue reading