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Today, Talabat's acquisition by Rocket Internet is the largest for a digital company in the Middle East. Here's the backstory on +Abdulaziz Al Loughani 's fight to acquire and grow the company back in 2006, at a time when few believed it would amount to anything. 
When 33-year old Kuwaiti entrepreneur Abdulaziz Al Loughani first glimpsed an opportunity in local food delivery company Talabat in 2005, nobody believed his vision. At the time, only 23% of Kuwait's population—a mere 600,000 people—were using the internet. The few startups that had launched, including his own, were off to a rocky start. At the private equity company where he worked at the time, he suggested the creation of a small venture capita...
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Great overview of the ways in which Turkey's recent challenges are influencing the perspectives of investors and entrepreneurs. 
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My recent recap of Glowork's A Step Ahead event to enable women's employment in Saudi Arabia.
Last week, before the controversial authors of The Confidence Gap seeded yet another round of debate over what holds women back in the workplace, women in Saudi Arabia took a step forward. With
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Great piece by Stephanie D'Arc Taylor on one man who's trying to spread a culture of hip hop in Saudi Arabia:
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