Ahmed Aldazdi

I am a tech enthusiast, geologist, mapper, writer and historian. I enjoy writing in-depth subjects about emerging technologies and the tech economy, along with analysing business trends to provide a better understanding of the Iraqi business landscape.

Iraqi App Baly Raises $10.5 Million Seed Funding

Baly, Iraq’s first superapp, announced today the closing of the largest seed round in Iraq’s tech history. The company, backed by Germany’s Rocket internet, raised $10.5 million from Kingsway Capital, MSA Capital, Global Founders Capital, Vostok Ventures, Majid Al Futtaim and March Holding. The amount and the class of participating investors signals strong confidence in […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

The Future Of 3D Printing In Iraq

The adoption of 3D printing technology is on the rise. Enthusiasts and professionals alike are using it to overcome the manufacturing gap in Iraq. The decreasing cost and widespread availability of materials and technical information has made it possible for anyone with the purchasing power to launch their very own manufacturing centres. In this article, […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Alsaree3 Raises $3.5M In Additional Bridge Round

Baghdad-based Alsaree3 Group, consisting of Alsaree3 (food-delivery) and AlZajel Express (last-mile delivery services), closed an additional 7-figure bridge round, bringing its total amount of funding raised in 2021 to over $4 million. The two bridge rounds closed in 2021 were led by Euphrates Ventures while Bassam Falah, CEO of Innovest ME, Mohammed Khudairi, founder of Iraq Tech Ventures, and Subhi Khudairi, President […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Q-commerce Startup TipTop Raises $5 Million To Expand In Iraq

The continued pandemic-driven disruptions impacting the e-grocery segment have led to the emergence of q-commerce, a new vertical which has recently gained substantial traction across the Middle East. With the ongoing surge in digital ordering and drastically evolving customer expectations, food and grocery delivery businesses are racing to ride the q-commerce boom utilising hyper-local micro […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

ZoodPay, The Buy Now Pay Later Super App, Accelerates Its Expansion In Iraq

ZoodPay, the “Buy Now Pay Later” (BNPL) super app has successfully completed a $38 million Series B fundraising round, attracting significant attention from leading global investors. London-based VC, Sturgeon Capital, Zain Group’s venture capital arm ‘Zain Ventures’, and other existing investors joined the funding round. Headquartered in Switzerland, the ZoodPay and ZoodMall app has more than […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Orisdi Signs Six-Figure Deal With Al Sharqiya TV

E-commerce platform, Orisdi, has signed a six-figure deal with Al Sharqiya TV Group, facilitated through the Iraqi Angel Investors Network including a matching grant from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH via its project “ICT for Youth in Iraq”. Sharqiya is one of the largest media groups in Iraq, having launched the country’s […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

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