UNTAPPED, UNDERUTILISED AND (MIS)UNDERSTOOD

Why it doesn’t pay to underestimate the economic power of women “Who run the world?” If you’re a fan of Beyoncé, it’s ‘girls’, but while we’re nowhere near achieving global gender parity, the potential influence and impact of women on…

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Re-surging Chinese capital in 2018

Chinese Capital Controls? The year 2017 saw Beijing simultaneously tightening and ‘relaxing’ its outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) protocols. In a somewhat confusing move, following a strew of disastrous Chinese investment decisions, and set against a background of politicking among…

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What you need to know before your next round of funding

At the PEVC Summit Saudi Arabia 2017, iNet was one of the dozens of investors who contributed to deals. Ahead of the 2018 edition of the Summit, iNet Managing Director of Investments, Abdullah AlTamami, shares his essential market insights and reveals…

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The A-Z of AI

Once the stuff of sci-fi, today Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere from our mobile phones to our household appliances and cars. In a nutshell, AI is the simulation of human intelligence in machines, achieved through machine learning, Natural Language Processing…

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Could 2018 be the year for connected healthcare?

As connectivity continues to enable and improve people’s lives around the world, we are seeing some incredibly transformative impacts across all aspects of human life. Just take a minute to think about the way you currently communicate, access information, consume…

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Creating an investor’s playground

With reform at the top of the agenda, Saudi Arabia is building the ultimate investor’s playground¸ creating opportunities as well as the financial instruments and incubators necessary to realise them. In the modern economy, efficiency is everything and its impact…

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The sandboxes driving blockchain in the Middle East

It’s the most important tech breakthrough since the Internet and, in need of a place to push the limits of what it can achieve, blockchain’s leading pioneers from around the world are arriving to play in the GCC’s sandboxes. Perhaps…

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The reasons every investor should understand blockchain

Secure, transparent and efficient, blockchain is the breakthrough that is transforming equity, capital and investment management. In 2008, a financial crisis unprecedented since the Great Depression caused banks around the world to collapse and threatened to wipe out the global…

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The secret to startup success

Photo credit: From left to right: Ivo Detelinov, Vice President & Head of PE Fund, Riyadh Taqnia Fund, Hasan Haider, Partner, 500 startups, Joe Peterson , CEO of Sure Inc, Promoth Manghat, CEO, UAE Exchange, Nicholas Watson, Managing Director, Naseba Economically…

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China may soon set new rules for outbound investment

Chinese state media has reported that China may soon publish rules restricting outbound investment by Chinese firms in certain sectors. According to Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan, a few Chinese companies have invested overseas “blindly and irrationally”. The government will…

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