500 Startups Closes Largest Fund Raised To Date, Announces Rebrand to “500 Global”

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— 500 Startups, one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, today announced the closing of a $140M global flagship fund–the firm’s largest fund to date–bringing assets under management to $1.8B.* Now rebranded as 500 Global, the firm has been expanding its investment strategy beyond the accelerator andContinue Reading

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Six out of 10 Leading Banks in Oman Go Live with SunTec’s GCC VAT Solution for Comprehensive and Continuous Compliance with VAT Regulations

MUSCAT, Oman–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— India-based SunTec Business Solutions, the world’s #1 relationship-based pricing and billing company, today announced a major milestone in Oman, with six of the 10 local banks in the country going live with SunTec’s GCC VAT Compliance Solution. Oman implemented a nationwide VAT regime on April 16, 2021,Continue Reading

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Middle East and Pakistan-based Logistics Platform Trukkin Wins the Economic Times Best Brands of UAE 2021 

Dubai, 16 September: Trukkin, the leading techno-logistics company headquartered in Dubai and serving the Middle East and Pakistan (MENAP), was awarded the prestigious Economic Times Best Brands of UAE 2021, adding to its increasing list of accolades as a rapidly growing startup. Since its inception in 2017, Trukkin has focused onContinue Reading

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Ooredoo Qatar Named a Best Place to Work in Qatar 2021

DOHA, Qatar–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator has announced it has been certified as a Best Place to Work in Qatar for 2021. Best Places to Work is an international certification programme, considered the ‘Platinum Standard’ in identifying and recognising top workplaces around the world. The programme provides employers theContinue Reading

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Sheraa and Ministry of Culture and Youth call for high-impact startups across MENA in a bid to boost UAE’s creative economy

The newly launched Access Sharjah Challenge focuses on the Cultural and Creative Industries Applications for the challenge are open until October 10 Two winning startups will be announced at World Conference on Creative Economy in Dubai and given access to an equity-free prize pool of $100,000 divided into prize moneyContinue Reading

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Ogilvy Names Ben Messiaen Chief Client Officer for EMEA

LONDON — September 15, 2021 — Ogilvy is pleased to announce that Ben Messiaen has been named Chief Client Officer for EMEA. Shared Paul O’Donnell, CEO Ogilvy EMEA, “Throughout his career at Ogilvy, Ben has effectively galvanized teams to drive transformative ideas that create impact. He brings to this roleContinue Reading

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Carrefour deploys CHEP’s pallet pooling system across all of its warehouses in the UAE Carrefour has partnered with GLS to replace cardboard storage with returnable plastic crates   Carrefour is upgrading its fleet of delivery vehicles, adopting more eco-friendly trucks to meet higher emission standards Transitioning into a circular economyContinue Reading

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A Distinguished Collaboration Between Fujairah-based Rumailah Farms and Al Bahar Hotel & Resort

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— Following the successful partnership between Rumailah Farms and Address Hotel + Resorts, the farm-fresh dairy product supplier, Rumailah Farms, has recently launched a promising partnership with a renowned premium luxury hotel located in Fujairah, Al Bahar Hotel & Resort on August 31. The General Manager ofContinue Reading

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Vodafone Oman Selects Netcracker Digital BSS To Support Mobile Network Launch

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)— Netcracker Technology announced today a strategic partnership with Vodafone Oman, the newly formed mobile network in the Sultanate of Oman. Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and has partner operations with mobile networks in 41 countries. Vodafone Oman will deploy Netcracker Digital BSS, a highlyContinue Reading

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