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

Saudis Replace Aramco Chair With Wealth Fund Boss Before IPO
September 9, 2019
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Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia removed Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih from his position as Chairman of Saudi Aramco, the second time his role has been scaled back in less than a week, as the government Continue reading

US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say
April 14, 2019

Delegates at UN environment assembly say the oil producers are protecting their industries

The United States and Saudi Arabia have hamstrung global efforts to scrutinise climate geoengineering in order to benefit their fossil fuel industries, according to multiple sources at Continue reading

Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBanks Vision Fund
December 25, 2018

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion Series G round led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba.

SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese Continue reading

Silicon Valleys sovereign wealth problem
November 22, 2018

It’s time to bring the conversation about where Silicon Valley gets its money from out into the open. Following recent revelations into Saudi Arabia’s extensive Continue reading