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New Iraqi Innovation Fund Launched

Orange Corners Innovation Fund signs an MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) program in Baghdad KAPITA, a leading private sector development company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corner Innovation Fund (OCIF) in Baghdad. […]

Iraqi Agri-Tech Company receives Investment

Nakhla, an Iraqi-based agri-tech social enterprise, has received a six-figure investment from Euphrates Ventures, an Iraq-focused venture fund. The investment was facilitated by the Iraqi Angel Investors Network (IAIN) and marks the first investment round completed by an Iraqi agri-tech startup. Nakhla is the Arabic name for date palm tree and has long been associated […]

Iraq Start-Up Days at EXPO 2020

Rabee Securities is hosting a 3-day event at the Iraq Pavilion at EXPO 2020 to showcase Iraq's top technology startups. From 7-9 March, presentations will be given by Iraq's most promising entrepreneurs and interested parties will have the opportunity to meet them one-on-one. The lineup of startups scheduled to attend include Miswag, Iraq's largest ecommerce platform as […]

IoT Kids secures Equity Investment from Earthlink

IoT-Kids, an Iraqi-based online programming learning platform for children, has successfully secured five-figure investment from the leading ISP provider in Iraq - Earthlink Telecommunications, through the Iraqi Angel Investors Network (IAIN) member, Dr. Ala'a Jasim [Alaa J Mousa]. This investment included a matching grant of 20,000 dollars from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) […]

New Report on the Iraqi Online Shopping Sector

Online Shopping: A Glimpse Into The Iraqi Customer Shopping Behavior The World Trade Organization (WTO) defines e-commerce as "the production, distribution, marketing, sales or delivery of goods and services by electronic means". Currently, 75% of the Iraqi population has access to the internet, and 61.4% of them are on social media platforms. The internet made […]

Orisdi signs 6-figure Deal with Al Sharqiya TV

By John Lee. Iraqi e-commerce company Orisdi has signed a six-figure deal with Al Sharqiya TV. Sharqiya is one of the largest media groups operating in Iraq, having launched the country's first fully independent privately-owned satellite TV channel in 2004, complemented by the addition of the Sharqiya News channel in 2008. The investment round was facilitated […]

New Report on Iraqi Tourism Sector

This report offers an overview of the tourism sector in Iraq as it examines the reality of the sector through several lenses using the available data and resources. In 2008, the international arrival of tourists was 864,000 and reached its highest value of 1.5 million tourists in 2010 but started decreasing ever since to reach […]

New Report on Iraqi Health Sector

The report offers a description of the structure of the health sector in Iraq. The categories and stakeholders that comprised the sector. Mainly the public and the private sector, alongside, international agencies that work in Iraq. These agencies include the likes of the World Health Organization, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, UNICEF, […]

Businesses Selected for Kapita's ScaleUp Academy

By John Lee. Nine business start-ups have been chosen as the second cohort of Kapita's ScaleUp Academy: Zuqaq Eduba Orderii Mishwar Hili ENKI ServicePoint Dentmart 3asal Shop After graduating at the end of the training program in September, they will present their pitches to the KAPITA Seed Fund and Iraq Angel Investors Network. (Source: Kapita)

New Report on Iraqi Education Sector

This report provides an overview of the Iraqi education system while following its structure starting with pre-school then the mandatory primary education which involves 6 years of schooling, followed by secondary education consisting of an intermediate level (3 years) and a preparatory level (3 years). Preparatory education has an academic stream with two tracks, literary […]

KAPITA launches New Co-Working Space in Baghdad

KAPITA launches a new co-working space in Baghdad dedicated to supporting Iraqi entrepreneurs KAPITA, in partnership with Iraqi Angel Investor Jafar Musawi (CEO of Atlas Plast), have opened up a new co-working space in Baghdad that aims to support the growing entrepreneurship and small business sector in Iraq. The newly opened space 'CoWork', is a […]

New Report on Iraqi Electricity Sector

This report provides a general overview of the Iraqi electricity sector. It gives a glimpse of the electricity infrastructure starting with electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in Iraq. This publication is part of Business LANDSCAPE series which a series of research publication aims to highlight the current situation of Iraq's economy and private sector through […]