WOMENA 2nd Anniversary

WOMENA Turns 2!

Three years ago, WOMENA began as an idea formed on a boat between two friends in the middle of the Greek isles under the stars. One year later, WOMENA launched as a platform to encourage women to start angel investing. Two years later again under the stars, WOMENA celebrated our anniversary and announced milestones such […]

GITEX Startup Weekend angel investors

WOMENA at GITEX–Promoting Angel Investors and Diversity

From October 16-20th is GITEX  Technology Week— the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of technology. In 2015, more than 146,000 attendees from across the globe gathered amongst one million net square feet of exhibit space. This year, GITEX is getting in on the startup movement, bringing GITEX Startups, the largest […]

Raising money from Middle East angel investors

Becoming a WOMENA Portfolio Company–Interview with Wrappup

Wrappup is an award winning, innovative startup that is revolutionizing the way people take notes. The app they developed is a meeting productivity tool that uses smart voice recording to build playable summary notes and make meeting discussion instantly searchable. At the push of a button, users tag and organize the most important points of […]

Meet Some of MENA’s Most Successful Angel Investors

The idea of angel investing may seem daunting at first, because of the uncertainty that comes with investing in new companies or ideas. However, the following three investors prove how vision, an understanding of emerging markets and investing in the “right players” can generate considerable returns for angel investors in the MENA region. Fadi Ghandoor […]

Emerging Startups

Successful Emerging Markets Startups Solve Emerging Markets Problems

Successful venture capital in fragmented, emerging markets differs from the developed world. Since WOMENA’s launch a year and a half ago I have seen over eight hundred pitch decks, listened to over a hundred live pitches, conducted due diligence on about thirty startups, and finally overseen investment in four startups. My investment thesis has changed […]


Increasing Diversity: WOMENA’s Q1 2016 Impact!

We’re halfway through the year– a great time to evaluate our progress during 2016. And we’re happy to report that there has been progress–lots of it!  Since the beginning of the year, WOMENA has welcomed new angel investors, added additional staff and invested in some pretty sparkly portfolio companies #Blessed. We’re especially proud to see our […]