WOMENTUM

Farewell WOMENA

  Three and a half years ago Elissa and I were on a boat somewhere in the Mediterranean and under the cover of the dark night sky and a clear view of the stars unpolluted by city light, we decided to start WOMENA. Fast forward to December 2014, we launched with our first pitch meeting, […]

#WomenOfMENA

Elissa Freiha Women's March

Why I Marched

By Elissa Freiha, Cofounder of WOMENA I am often asked where I come from, what culture I connect with, and it tends to lead to a very messy, long-winded answer. In short, I am Arab-American by blood and was born and raised in France, and for the sake of this article I will elaborate on […]

Loyyal - Sean Dennis

WOMENA Angel Group Invests in Blockchain Rewards Platform Loyyal

Just over three months after WOMENA invested in Bayzat and Souqalmal, the Dubai-based angel group kicked off 2017 by investing in the latest funding round of Loyyal, a blockchain-based loyalty and rewards platform. Loyyal leverages blockchain and smart contract technology to provide a network for incentivising commercial and non-commercial transactions. Their first application of the […]

Elissa Inc Arabia Video

WOMENA’s Elissa Freiha On Why The Arab World Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

Elissa Freiha, angel investor and founder of WOMENA, spoke to Inc. Arabia about entrepreneurship in the MENA region. Shot at Step Conference 2016 in Dubai. Source: Inc Arabia

Dubai Investors

How A Startup in Dubai Can Succeed

When you think of Silicon Valley what do you think of? Maybe you think of Elon Musk going to space or Peter Thiel searching for immortality. Maybe you think of scrappy entrepreneurs using breakthrough technologies to change the world. In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs benefit from networks that provide insider information, venture capital, human capital, mentorship, […]