’s co-founder

image co-founder Ammar Ibrahim sits down with Shervin Pishevar and discuses how online business are viewed in the Middle East and how difficult it is to fund such startups, however he does admit that it has become somewhat easier in the past couple of recent with foreign investors and especially the purchase of Maktoob by Yahoo! last year for $160 million. is a classified listing website aiming to be the craigslist of the Middle East, with almost 300,000 unique visitors they are a long to go but they are hopeful that will change really soon.

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Having worked with top digital agencies and companies in the MENA region for the past number of years I'm now looking now to venture on my own with small side projects in online, SaaS products. Things I like include: gaming, sports, technology, social media, start ups, funny things and reading about new bright ideas.