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Zipline named to influential CNBC annual Disruptor 50 list of companies poised to change the world

Zipline, operators of the world’s only drone delivery system at national scale to send urgent medicines and biological materials needed for medical facilities including blood and vaccines, was featured in the prestigious CNBC annual 2019 “Disruptor 50″ list. In addition, the company just announced US$190 Million in funding “to wildly accelerate our progress toward providing …

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Beyond Meat becomes first ever plant-based food company to list on Nasdaq

Lead image source: Official Twitter account of Nasdaq Beyond Meat (BYND:NYSE), the maker of the Beyond Burger, became the first ever plant-based food company to go public on the Nasdaq, pricing its IPO at US$25 per share. On May 2, CNBC reported that Beyond Meat surged 163 percent calling it “the best IPO so far …

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Prince Khaled attends seminar with Draper University’s Saudi Arabian students of entrepreneurship

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud recently visited Draper University in Silicon Valley, US, for a seminar with the institution’s Saudi Arabian students. The students were all enrolled in the Spring Hero training program, which is a result of a collaborative effort between the MiSK Foundation and the Saudi General Authority for Small …

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Big exits seem to distract us from the gaps in MENA’s venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystem

By Khaled bin Alwaleed  There is absolutely every reason to take pride in Careem’s recent acquisition by Uber. It is truly a big moment for the region’s entrepreneurs and investors when every major business publication in the world is talking about a startup that was built and bred here in the GCC. While we all …

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Sports For All: Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud Announced as Chairman of the Saudi Mass Participation Federation

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC), has appointed HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud as the Chairman of the Saudi Mass Participation Federation (MPF). Source: Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee  Under the mandate of “Sports For All”, the MPF is responsible for promoting and …

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Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay invites diners to enjoy a taste of healthy living with Folia, a new plant-based menu at Bay View Lounge

Luxury hotel in the heart of Manama proves healthy eating can be delicious with the launch of ‘Folia’, a new plant-based menu developed by celebrated Chef Matthew Kenney and KBW Ventures Created in partnership with KBW Ventures, founded by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Folia’s culinary selection includes 10 wholesome, plant-based …

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Fintech innovator Square debuts new debit card aimed at small businesses

Square Inc. (Square) announced a new form of debit card adding an additional revenue stream to its existing business model. The new debit Mastercard, dubbed Square Card, is free for existing and new Square sellers, and can be used at ATMs to withdraw funds. The card, as part of its community program, also encourages intra-commerce transactions …

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Beyond Meat teams up with Carl’s Jr. to launch the Beyond Famous Star burger

Beyond Meat announced the launch of the Beyond Famous Star burger at Carl’s Jr., the company’s biggest US-based restaurant partnership to date. Announced on January 2, 2019, the Beyond Famous Star is a plant-based take on the fast food chain’s most touted product, the Famous Star, its signature burger. According to a news post by …

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Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed participates in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, founder of the KBW Group of Companies, participated in a panel discussion at the 2019 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The panel took place during the Future Sustainability Summit as part of ADSW’s larger agenda for the five-day event. Moderated by US-UAE Business Council President, Danny Sebright, panel members …

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Bloom partners with American Express Middle East to bring blockchain innovation to region as part of ACCELERATE ME

Bloom, a blockchain solution that allows users to benefit from identity security and take part in an inclusive credit system, announced a collaboration with American Express Middle East to help drive fintech innovation as part of American Express Middle East’s ACCELERATE ME program. A blockchain solution for secure identity and credit scoring, Bloom has issued …

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