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Tariq Ben Hendi, Global Ventures Senior Partner, explores new definitions and applications of leapfrogging in the age of the innovation and knowledge economy.
In emerging markets, agriculture acts as the social and economic linchpin on which over 500 million people depend on for their livelihood. Yet, farmers are among the most financially underserved globally. Said and Simon share their thoughts on the potential of agri-fintech in the Middle East and Africa.
What role will AI play in the world of venture capital? How can its capabilities be leveraged to improve the totality of the investment process? What is the balance between human intuition and AI-driven analysis in venture capital decision-making, and how can they complement each other? Noor shares her thoughts.
While there is no one-size fits all strategy for VC investments and different approaches can be equally successful for investors, this article explores how hands-on founder support is crucial in frontier markets.
Supply chains matter and in a globalized world where the exchange of goods and services is inherently entangled, they matter everywhere – collectively and mutually. Their strategic importance has not led to commensurate investment or interest in their efficiency, resilience, and long-term sustainability, presenting an evident use case for technology to drive necessary innovation.
How, in this new world, should capital be used to rebuild and sustain communities, workers, livelihoods and the environment in which we live and exist?
In light of diminishing resources, growing populations, shifting demographics and changing consumption patterns, how can the UAE and KSA achieve food security?
Sustainability is an expansive concept. In its broadest sense, it is about meeting our needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own. This definition, however, requires a local nuance since the specific challenges, limitations and needs differ across contexts… as does the solution. This begs the question: what does sustainability mean in emerging markets?
Most healthcare professionals still rely on memory, experience, pen & paper and difficult-to-use healthcare software. The future of medical tools needs to be catalytic as opposed to a hindrance. This piece is an attempt at untangling the set of tools used in healthcare today and their natural evolution.