Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 140 Other emirates, such as Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah have the potential to also create their own successful ecosystems. An example of UAE potential is the successful exit of Careem, which was sold to Uber for over $3 billion, the first unicorn in the Middle East outside of Israel. Other UAE headquartered startups like Kitopi have since joined the unicorn club. Considering the size of the Arab-speaking market, potential is high, and the public sector should prioritize preparation for a future era when oil revenue will decline. Continued business reforms by the government can provide much needed legal and financial infrastructure, such as laws that favor entrepreneurs and a banking system that supports innovation. The update to bankruptcy law was a step in the right direction. The state-issued startup licenses and new flexible visa rules also had a positive effect on driving investment into the country. The abundance of investment and funding opportunities available for entrepreneurs is another factor that contributes to the UAE’s success as a startup hub. Following the success of EXPO2020 in Dubai, with events such as The Annual Investment Meeting, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, and the Startup Investment Forum, the UAE has established a presence on the global stage and attracted more attention to its vibrant startup ecosystems. The UAE also made a brave step in signing a peace treaty with Israel, allowing the two most advanced startup economies in the region to cooperate and grow together. Major challenges facing the UAE include a high cost of living and antiquated business regulations, however, with help from public sector initiatives, the government could develop a supportive legal and financial framework for entrepreneurs throughout the region. After its remarkable startup success, the next step for the UAE should be to increase its reach beyond MENA and become a regional and global startup hub. Early stage Median round: $0.95M Medium and late stage Median round: $6.97M Startups Funding Share Notable Startups and Ecosystem Champions  Kitopi Dubai, United Arab Emirates Kitopi is a cloud kitchen startup that provides delivery services for restaurants. ÂVista Global Dubai, United Arab Emirates Vista Global Holding provides worldwide business flight services. ÂTabby Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tabby is a Buy Now, Pay Later platform allowing consumers to shop and pay in 4 installments at no cost. Unicorn Unicorn Our Report Partner