Zahra Shah

I've been working in startups and emerging markets for over 8 years, with a focus on growing tech ecosystems in Palestine and Iraq. I truly believe that Iraq can provide valuable opportunities for businesses looking to launch or expand here, and i'm interested in supporting others who want to venture to a country that people are traditionally skeptical to pursue. A big part of this is to change the current perceptions of Iraq through quality content by highlighting some of the everyday success stories that are overshadowed by other news.

Exploring the Booming Real Estate Market in Iraq

The real estate market in Iraq is experiencing a significant transformation, driven by increased foreign investment and a growing population. With a current market value of $1.11 trillion, the sector presents lucrative opportunities for investors. We’ll delve into the current trends, challenges, and opportunities within the Iraqi real estate market, highlighting key data points and […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Baghdad-Based Alsaree3 Secures Series A Funding

Alsaree3, one of Iraq’s fastest-growing food and last mile delivery services, announced today that it has successfully closed its Series A capital raise round with an undisclosed seven-figure investment. This funding round is particularly noteworthy due to the participation of Snoonu, Qatar’s leading food delivery and e-commerce platform. Such a strategic regional partnership to build […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Orisdi Secures Six-Figure Investment to Propel E-Commerce Growth in Iraq

Orisdi, the leading vertically integrated and the #1 fragrances e-commerce store in Iraq, announces the successful conclusion of a six-figure bridge round of investment. This latest funding round, which closed in April 2024, will further fortify Orisdi’s business development efforts and highlight the burgeoning potential of the e-commerce sector in Iraq. The investment round witnessed […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Iraqi Beauty Startup BonLili Raises Pre-Seed Investment

BonLili, an Erbil-based mcommerce platform specialised in fashion and beauty products, has announced the successful completion of its first pre-seed investment round. The company has secured a six-figure investment from an angel investor, marking a significant milestone in its journey towards transforming the vision of seamless beauty and fashion shopping into reality. This funding achievement […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Iraqi E-commerce Startup Orisdi Raises Six-Figure Investment

Orisdi, the leading vertically integrated e-commerce store in Iraq, successfully concluded a six-figure bridge round of investment in August 2023, fortifying its ongoing business development efforts and recognising the burgeoning potential of the e-commerce sector in Iraq. The latest investment round witnessed the participation of both new investors and existing shareholders, such as Al Sharqiya […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Job Studio Integrates Visa And Mastercard Payments For Iraqi Freelancers

Job Studio has announced its integration with Visa and Mastercard, a monumental move that revolutionises the freelance landscape in Iraq. This strategic implementation of secure and convenient payment options enables Iraqi freelancers to effortlessly collaborate with international clients, ensuring smoother transactions and enhanced opportunities for growth. With the integration of Visa and Mastercard on the […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Loyalty Platform Kurdivia Raises $125,000 First Round

Midient, an Iraqi startup co-founded by Ahmed Jamal, Mohammed Shahoyi, and Omer Sabah, has received a pre-seed round investment from regional accelerator Flat6Labs in the amount of $115,000 for its product Kurdivia. Kurdivia is a loyalty program that offers a creative approach to digital loyalty solutions which has been gaining traction with investors. Kurdivia has […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

Dukkantek And Lezzoo Announce Partnership

Dukkantek, a leading cloud-based POS and retail management software in the SWANA region has announced a strategic partnership with Lezzoo, a Y Combinator-backed Superapp based in Iraq. This collaboration aims to transform Iraq’s food and beverage (F&B) supply chain by creating an end-to-end digital ecosystem for small-to-large retailers, enabling them to scale their operations and […]Read More اقرأ المزيد

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