EntertainTech Startup Starzly Raises Seed Funding for an Undisclosed Amount

Dubai, UAE, Aug. 23, 2021 – UAE-based media and entertainment tech company Starzly has raised an undisclosed amount in seed investment from SEEDRA Ventures, 500 Startups and existing investor Nama Ventures. Launched in August 2020 by Badr Kachibal, RedOne and Mouhcine Kachibal, Starzly is promising online marketplace that allows fans and businesses to hire celebrities […]

Palm.hr Secures Seed Funding from Nama Ventures to Redefine the HR Landscape

Palm.hr Nama Ventures

The groundbreaking HR tech platform palm.hr has successfully raised a bridge round led by Nama Ventures with participation from other prominent angel investors from Saudi Arabia. Palm.hr is set to redefine the HR & employee experience for SMEs throughout the Middle East. People spend a third of their life working, but poor HR often hinders […]

Nama Ventures Leads Pre-seed funding Round In ShipBlu

ShipBlu Nama Ventures Venture Capital Startups Egypt

7 July, CAIRO. ShipBlu, the platform that is redefining the ecommerce shipping andfulfillment experience in Egypt, announced that it has been accepted intoY-Combinator’s Summer 2021 Batch, and has raised an undisclosed amount in apre-seed funding round led by Nama Ventures, with participation from Y-Combinatorand other prominent angel investors from San Francisco, CA and Saudi Arabia.ShipBlu […]

Abdullah Alaraj Joins Nama Ventures

Abdullah Alaraj

Nama Ventures is pleased to announce the joining of Abdullah Alaraj as a Managing Partner. Abdullah has tremendous experience in the angel investing space where he invested in more that 20 startups in the USA, UK, Saudi Arabia. Abdullah is the co-founder and chairman of board of Riyadh Angels, a Saudi-based angel network.  Abdullah’s joining […]

What I learned in the last 2 years since moving to Riyadh

Almost two years ago, I set my sights on moving to Saudi Arabia, in particular to Riyadh.  At the time, I felt that the regional entrepreneurial center of gravity had shifted to the Kingdom and I felt it would be a great opportunity to be part of this new shift.  I launched Nama Ventures, a […]

SOAJS Collaborates with Nama Ventures to help MENA Startups

Nama Ventures - SOAJS

26 August, Boston, USA.  SOAJS, a US based open source microservices management platform, that is currently empowering Acumos AI (an LFAI project with key members including AT&T, Tech Mahindra, Ericson, Huwawei, Baidu, IBM, Tencent and ZTE) has signed a partnership agreement with Nama Ventures, a tech based early stage venture capital fund focused on MENA, […]

Announcing our investment in Starzly.io

Starzly Nama Ventures Investment

10 August, DUBAI. ​Starzly, the platform that allows people to have a unique experience from their favorite Stars , announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed funding round led by ​Nama Ventures​, with participation from Jabbar Internet Group, Woman Spark, and other notable angel investors. It’s impossible to get in touch […]

What we don’t know about Silicon Valley: the real reasons behind its success – A personal perspective

Lend A Helping Hand Nama Ventures

I’ve been wanting to write this blog for a while now. Actually since 2010, which was a year after I moved from Silicon Valley to Dubai. Even 9 years later, the thoughts I had back then are still relevant today. I will share with you my personal perspective on ethics, and what makes entrepreneurship thrive […]

The 3rd Arab Tech Revolution

3rd Arab Tech revolution Nama Ventures Venture Capital

The first Arab tech revolution happened when Yahoo acquired Maktoob in 2009. The event was pivotal in driving a whole generation of entrepreneurs, primarily in Jordan, but also in the Levant & Egypt. Pre-2008 tech in the Arab world was predominantly dominated by value added resellers and integrators. I was at the time in Silicon […]