February 24, 2023
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Price-setting at Pre-seed Rounds

Moving on from a founders’ market The year 2021 can be looked back as a “founders’ market” where founders had the luxury of practically being able […]
February 10, 2023

Investing in the Future of Finance in MENA

What’s driving FinTech innovation? When it comes to financial services, the world saw a shifting in customer needs worldwide that outpaced global bankingsystems’ ability to adapt […]
January 25, 2023

Keep calm and stay agile – Cashflow tips to keep founders calm during a bear market

Your purse strings may need some tightening Fundraising for startups in current market conditions (which we’ve recapped in a recent post here) may not be a […]
January 16, 2023

The implications of layoffs across the tech industry

Why have so many tech companies been laying off staff? We’ve previously written about the sharp drop in valuations across both public and private companies that […]
January 6, 2023

A look back at VC in 2022 and predictions for 2023

A reckoning year for tech companies   The drop in tech valuations that we first started to see globally in the first half of 2022, driven […]
December 22, 2022

DFDF Launches Inaugural Venture Fellows Program Aimed at Fostering the Next Generation of Emirati Investors

The Dubai Future District Fund (DFDF) announces the launch of its Venture Fellows program and invites eligible aspiring Emirati venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to apply. The […]
October 11, 2022

What the looming recession means for venture capital globally and in the MENAPT region

How does the impending recession affect VC? Scrolling through virtually any business news or media outlet these days is a bit of a downer for most […]
October 11, 2022

The promising prospects of FinTech in MENAPT

FinTech funding across MENATP powers through the global VC slowdown Venture capital has softened its foot on the accelerator pedal last quarter. Globally, Q2 2022 venture […]
October 11, 2022

The DF² Investment Strategy

About DF² The Dubai Future District Fund was established by the visionary leadership of Dubai to support innovative technology startups with additional funding and to foster […]