Forbes Me Hosts Event for Top Start-Ups

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Published October 3rd, 2017 - 05:57 GMT
Forbes Middle East
Forbes Middle East

Forbes Middle East, a licensee of Forbes Media, recently unveiled the region’s most successful and most promising start-ups at an exclusive event attended by over 200 delegates in Dubai, UAE.

 The platform brought together the Arab world’s most creative and exciting entrepreneurs, as well as its most active investors, to meet, network, share their knowledge and discuss their futures.

Khuloud Al Omian, editor-in-chief, Forbes Middle East said, “An active and vibrant start-up eco system is the backbone of growing economies of the Arab world. Our listings have revealed an interesting aspect of how various nationalities, investors, and entrepreneurs are driving growth across start-up space in the Arab world.”

The three rankings comprise 100 Start-ups in the Arab World, 50 Start-ups to Watch and 50 Most Active Investors. Total funding received by start-ups was $1 billion with standalone investment of $571 million in Careem.  The UAE also has the largest number of start-ups in the region and the most active investors, followed by Saudi Arabia.

Top 10 Start-ups in the Arab World

1.    Fetchr
2.    Anghami
3.    HolidayMe
4.    PayTabs
5.    Vezeeta
6.    The Luxury Closet
7.    Yamsafer
8.    Mumzworld
9.    yallacompare
10.    ArabiaWeather

Top 5 Start-ups to Watch

1.    UrbanBuz
2.    Boxit
3.    SocialDice
4.    Hello World Kids
5.    Helpling Middle East

Top 5 Most Active Investors

1.    Wamda Capital
2.    MEVP
3.    RAED Ventures
4.    Mena Venture Investments
5.    Arzan VC

The event was hosted by Forbes Middle East with the support of Al Tayyar Travel Group, one of the largest travel and tourism companies in the region and Lulu International Exchange, the leading global foreign exchange, and money remittance enterprise.

Skyline University one of the leading universities in the Northern Emirates offering high-quality education, 360VUZ- the #1 360 Live Videos and Virtual Reality Mobile App in the region for exclusive events, master classes and experiences. And B4U Aflam, a leading Bollywood entertainment channel, customized in the Arabic language for its Arab audiences in Saudi Arabia and across the Mena region. 

Source: Trade Arabia 

Background Information

Forbes Middle East

Forbes Middle East has a license for copy rights and distribution rights in the MENA region from Forbes Media, U.S.A.  Under the guidelines standardized amongst all Forbes titles, the magazine features analysis and expert reporting related to the finance and business world, as well as investment opportunities in the Arab region.  Forbes Middle East puts together its lists based on the criterion of neutrality, authenticity, commitment to the methodology of scientific research, and the quality of standards set globally by Forbes through its extensive experience in this field.

Forbes Middle East also serves as a guide for businessmen and decision makers by providing them with information and statistics necessary for making the right decisions. Thus, the magazine becomes the guiding compass for investments in the region. Through its wide network of press correspondents the magazine also works toward covering all the economic fields and issues concerning the Arab region. 

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