E-commerce and distribution for mother, baby, and child in the MEA region
Mumzworld is the first and largest mother, baby, and child platform in the MENA region, offering 240,000 SKUs from over 4,000 leading brands, of which 96 have exclusive partnerships with the company. By positioning itself as an “extension of a mother’s life”, the company has not only emerged as a leading e-commerce player with massive potential (e-commerce sales of 2% in MEA vs. 14% globally), but also cultivated a highly-connected and committed network to empower mothers in the MENA region.
Mona Ataya, CEO
Enterprise management solution for remote and mobile workforces
Leading the high-growth field workforce management space, Arrow Labs is known for its ability to enhance workforce productivity and operational efficiency. The company has continued to drive growth for itself regionally as well as internationally by deploying its solution with the Port of Tampa and Cajun Navy in the US, Essential Repairs in the UK, and continuing its partnerships with leading industry players such as the Jumeirah Group, and G4S. Moreover, Arrow Labs is the only company in the region to integrate with ServiceNow.
UAE, US, UK, Singapore
Rami Darwish, CEO
Mobile warranty and insurance for the MEA region
CDP is a device warranty platform, providing smartphone extended warranties in a market where such services are scarce. The company has gained significant traction with top telecom companies and retailers in KSA, such as STC, Mobility, and Jarir. In a region where smartphone mobile penetration rate stands at 103%, CDP has garnered first-mover advantage. It leverages the tech-savvy population to its advantage, thereby enabling rapid market penetration in the GCC market.
Khalid Saiduddin, CEO
Cloud kitchen network which cooks and delivers food on behalf of foods brands and restaurants
A leading cloud-kitchen company, Kitopi uses state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facilities and delivery infrastructure, to disrupt the traditional F&B sector. The company’s highly sophisticated and technologically advanced managed smart kitchen network, which enables restaurant owners to outsource delivery-only coverage with no significant operational costs, has positioned Kitopi in an optimal position to dominate the market. More recently, with increasing government restrictions on operating hours in key markets, the company witnessed a fall in orders.
UAE, KSA, Kuwait, UK, USA
Mohamad Ballout, CEO
Online portal offering dynamically-priced travel solutions to customers
HolidayMe is one of the fastest growing online travel portals in the Middle East and Asia, focused on the distribution of dynamically-priced holiday packages. The brand has built a broad and deep supply offering which includes over 600,000 unique visitors on its website, with 43% of the orders from repeat customers. It delivers customized deals to clients and travel agents by concentrating efforts on digitization and expansion via B2B and B2C channels.
UAE, KSA, India, Malaysia, Singapore
Geet Bhalla, CEO
Subscription-based platform enabling corporate employees to order lunch at affordable prices
Since 2016, Lunch:ON has facilitated the consolidation of food orders via a subscription-based platform that enables corporate employees to order lunch from daily curated restaurant menus at extremely competitive prices. The company has partnered with 300+ restaurants and caterers, serving over 9,000 monthly customers. Through its proprietary technology, fast deliveries, and cheaper food options, Lunch:ON has grown rapidly within the UAE and KSA market.
UAE, KSA, Pakistan
Dana Baki, COO
Mohamed Al Zaben, CEO
B2B online marketplace for flower and plant trading
Established in 2017, Floranow is a curated B2B online marketplace powered by innovative technology to enable direct transactions in the global floral-supply-chain. Floranow connects growers from Holland, Kenya, Ecuador, India and Colombia, amongst other locations to regional florists, events planners, and hotels. The company is enabling a more efficient flower market by eliminating several intermediaries simultaneously, thereby shortening lead times, providing farmers fair pricing for their products (and increasing their income), and creating a value-added service for retailers (enabling them to better manage their businesses and reduce their costs).
UAE, Jordan, Kenya
Charif Mzayek, CEO
Business credit cards designed for high growth startups in emerging markets
Tribal is a business credit card specifically designed to meet the needs of underserved startups in emerging markets. The company’s AI-driven approval process and blockchain technology provides startups instant access to credit, insightful data on employee spending habits, and token-based financial rewards. Currently, Tribal provides financial services to startups and SMEs in emerging markets through corporate credit cards.
Amr Shady, CEO
Mobile and web application for individuals and groups to transfer and collect micropayments
Mamo Pay is building a peer-to-peer payment platform and wallet enabling users to pay, send, receive, and track payments instantly, as well as make payments online and in-stores. Users sign up and connect their bank account and/or credit card to the Mamo Pay wallet. Subsequently, these users can send money by simply using a phone number, email address or by sharing their unique link with recipient. The company’s vision is to transform the Middle East into a cashless society and create a frictionless payment experience for users.
Mohammed El Saadi, CEO
Proprietary machine-driven technology to identify security threats and anomalies in servers
Leveraging proprietary, machine-driven technology, SpiderSilk simulates real-life cyber-attacks and advises individuals and companies on how to best protect against the ever-increasing threats posed by cybercrime. The company’s methodologies and “super-hackers” allow them to achieve simulations with the greatest impact, and as a result they have uncovered threats that would have impacted over 120 million individuals in aggregate. SpiderSilk’s product focuses on identifying security exploits and vulnerabilities in applications residing within public as well as internal infrastructure.
Rami El Malak, CEO
Mossab Hussein, CTO
Online food discovery and delivery platform with personalized recommendations to users at the dish-level
Elmenus is a leading food-tech startup based in Egypt personalizing food recommendations to users at the dish level through digitized restaurant menus, reviews, and photos via its online food discovery platform. Having recently launched the ability for its users to order food online, Elmenus is well-positioned to dominate the online food delivery space, a massively untapped market in Egypt. Since inception, Elmenus has partnered with over 8,000 restaurants across 24 cities and serves over 1.2 million monthly active users.
Amir Allam, CEO
Hospital EMR software for healthcare providers, payers, and patients in emerging markets
Helium Health is the leading hospitality software provider in West Africa, which aims to provide comprehensive digital solutions for healthcare providers, payers, and patients in emerging markets. Helium Health’s comprehensive offering seeks to address several challenges within emerging markets healthcare including, data unavailability and inaccuracy, medical system inefficiency, limited digital alternatives, and high capex for modern health infrastructure. Helium has 842K patients and 5,200+ medical professionals registered on its platform, maintaining 100% customer retention since inception.
Nigeria, Liberia, Ghana
Adegoke Olubusi, CEO
On-demand staffing platform in F&B, hospitality, retail, e-commerce and logistics sectors
Ogram’s “human-cloud” platform offers on-demand temporary staffing solutions for on-site manpower, acting as a freelance marketplace connecting temporary workers to jobs in F&B, hospitality, retail, e-commerce, and logistics sectors, amongst others. The Company solves staffing challenges such as limited access to reliable staff, lengthy and costly onboarding processes for temporary workers, and a lack of availability of staff at a short notice. Since inception, Ogram has served over 450 businesses and individual clients in the UAE, with over 1,050 active service providers placing over 2,000 jobs per month. Ogram’s app and website will provide customers with a seamless service, from the booking experience, to automated clock-in/clock-out timesheets, to direct staff payment through individual online wallets.
Shafiq Khartabil, CEO
Karim Kouatly, COO
Karim Beyhum, CFO
Subscription-based employee transportation network
Buseet is a subscription-based employee transportation network in Cairo that offers commuters convenient and extremely affordable rides via modern minibuses and shuttles. The company’s smart-routing platform allows businesses and its employees to book trips on pre-defined routes, a more affordable and environmentally-friendly alternative to ride-hailing apps.
Transportation & Logistics
Amr Elsawy, CEO
PayMob is a Payment Service Provider (PSP), offering a suite of financial technology infrastructure to serve end-consumers and merchants and increase financial inclusion.
Paymob is a Cairo-based electronic payment enabler that offers integrated infrastructure solutions across a wide range of payment methods and channels. The company was founded by Islam Shawky, Alain El Hajj and Mostafa Menessy in 2013. The company’s first technology offering was payment infrastructure technology for digital wallets. When the company entered in 2016, the digital wallet market was still nascent and the Egyptian population had been slow to adopt the wallet solutions. Paymob helped fast-track consumers in to the digital payment era by providing the infrastructure to Vodaphone Cash, Vodaphone’s mobile wallet solution. Vodaphone is now the leading mobile wallet operator and Paymob dominates the market with 87% of the total volume processing on digital wallets.
Fintech, Financial Services
Islam Shawky, CEO
Alain El-Hajj, COO
Mostafa Menessy, CTO