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Anghami: A Day of Skiing to 32 Million Downloads

It all began when Eddy Maroun was skiing in Faraya back in 2010 and wanted to listen to music on that mountain resort.  With iTunes unavailable at that time in Lebanon, his only two options were to either buy CDs and upload the music on his Ipod, or illegally download MP3s— which didn’t seem like
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What I Didn't Know About Sales

The following blog post was originally published on One Room in Beirut by Angela Solomon, Co-Founder of Jaleesa on April 11th.   If you consider ‘sales’ a dirty word, you’re not alone. Much like ‘diplomatic’, in some quarters being ‘a sales person’ is associated with lying and manipulation. I confess, even though spreading the word about
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Meet TIP Startup: Sympaticus

Sympaticus is an online psychotherapy/wellbeing platform based in Lebanon and targeting women in the MENA region. Founded by Joe Zaarour, Ramzi Nohra and Dr. Nicole Braun-Elias, Sympaticus aims to help women overcome issues such as breakup, job loss, bereavement, burnout and depression. Currently in beta, the app offers subscription-based, 6-step, 14-week personalized programs that are developed
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Meet TIP Startup: Jaleesa

Founded by Angela Solomon, Hassan Baylon and Stephanie D’Arc Taylor, Jaleesa is a Lebanon-based social impact business that connects busy parents with experienced, trusted, child carers. Their mission is to empower women to work in three ways: 1) by offering flexible, trusted childcare for a modern generation of mothers, 2) by recruiting child carers from
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Meet TIP Startup: Feel22

Based in Lebanon and founded in 2016 by Maurice Mattar and Darine Sabbagh, Feel22 is a Lebanese ecommerce website that aims to provide the widest selection of makeup, haircare, skincare, perfumes and other beauty products from top and emerging brands. Feel22 works directly or in collaboration with the majority of the top distributors and brands
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Meet TIP Startup: eComz

Launched in 2014 by Rudy Bekerejian, eComz is a smart, e-commerce website builder and SAAS platform that is completely cloud hosted and all about strengthening businesses’ online presence, driving sales and simplifying the process. With an aim to provide professional, profitable, end-to-end e-commerce services, eComz provides full customizable layouts, practical themes, and advanced up-to-date software.
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Meet TIP Startup: Dox

Founded in 2017 by Nicolas Jamal, Dox is software as a service (SaaS) startup providing a battery predictive maintenance platform that will help fleet owners eliminate inventory costs and site visits while improving the reliability of their batteries with the use of their cutting-edge machine learning algorithm. Dox’s software works on any type of battery
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Meet TIP Startup: Dentiflow

Founded in 2016 by Samir Khattar and Lucien Chemaly, Dentiflow is a cloud-based practice management platform tailored for dentists that allows them to optimize and manage every facet of their business from patient records storage to scheduling, billing and more. Using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology, Dentiflow organizes clinic data
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