HI-TECH NEWS with #MENA hashtag

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Over the year, Online Advertising & Marketing has gained a lot of magnitude among both small and large business organizations around the world. Promotion of businesses over the online space has proven its value in terms of shaping the profits for them, to a great extent. This approach of drawing more customers to patronize services and products comprise of a lot of particulars not everyone is well aware of. Defined in simpler terms, however, SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a market discipline that is focused on faster growing visibility in non-paid search engine results. It serves as an important tool used in online marketing to facilitate the websites of these businesses, increase their customer base and improve ranking in search engine generations, with aim of giving perfect online visibility to businesses through their websites.

Innovation and evolution are key topics at this year’s events. The financial landscape is changing, online business grows and flourishes, design, hospitality and interior communities meet and exchange ideas. 

Here is a short list of key business events taking place in May in Dubai.

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Festival of Media MENA, the one of the most successful and fruitful media events of 2015, returns and will again take place in Dubai on April 20, 2016. 

The UAE online wholesale platform for electronics at Menarate.com

We opened the wholesale section where you can find other partners from the UAE and MENA region that are selling and buying in bulk (mobiles, tablets, IT hardware and software).

Key benefits of joining Menarate.com wholesale market:

  • accessing to a live wholesale database and listings (first of its kind in GCC). 
  • free account for the upcoming 12 months. 
  • interacting with the UAE online ecommerce shops that are listing their products in Menarate retail catalog.
  • 3 clicks to find new customers (wholesale and retail) inside and outside of UAE.
  • broadcasting wholesale offers and requirements publicly and privately.
  • finding new partners based on the specialty categories.
  • reviewing offers and requirements of other site members.
  • reviewing profiles of site members
  • the service will be adapted to fit the specific needs of site members

Interested? Simply register your company with business account at Menarate.com

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us

Yours faithfully,
Menarate.com Team

500 Startups launches $30 mln fund for MENA

Silicon Valley-based venture firm 500 Startups announced their $30 million fund for MENA startups called 500 Falcons, due to the cultural significance of falcons in the Arab World. They are planning to invest between $50,000 and $100,000 in 100-200 companies.

The fund will focus on startups in the areas of e-commerce and marketplaces, video and Arabic content, software, mobile, financial technologies and hardware. Moreover, additional investments of up to $500,000 for the top of 20-30 companies with extra capital from the main fund provided for specific deals.

According to Dave McClure, the Silicon Valley-based founding partner of 500 Startups, the venture capital firm plans to make investments in nascent companies in a region that is poorly understood by other tech investors.

A 500 Startups Partner, Hasan Haider, will lead the fund. In the near future, Haider said the fund will include venture partners in other MENA geographies.

In 2012, the fund made its first investment in the Middle East — in a startup called Jeeran, the popular user review platform.