Maté Conversations

Maté Conversations

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E01 - Early days of ecommerce and niche markets with Mona Ataya from Mumzworld

Mona Ataya, one of the most recognizable female entrepreneurs in the MENA region shares her journey on starting an ecommerce business is the very early days of online shopping, and explains how she served a niche market while keeping up with the fast paced change in consumers' be ...  Show more

E01 - Early days of ecommerce and niche markets with Mona Ataya from Mumzworld

Mona Ataya, one of the most recognizable female entrepreneurs in the MENA region shares her journey on starting an ecommerce business is the very early days of online shopping, and explains how she served a niche market while keeping up with the fast paced change in consumers' be ...  Show more

E02 - Rebranding and putting your brand at risk with Jon Richards from yallacompare

From compareitforme to yallacompare, Jon discusses what it took to make the switch and how they were able to maintain the brand image and even boost it by making smart and calculated marketing tricks 

E03 - Building an engineering powerhouse in MENA with Elie Habib from Anghami

Building your own product in a changing environment is difficult and can cost you a fortune, in this conversation Elie shares his journey about how he built Anghami, to become the first legal music streaming platform and digital distribution company in the Arab world 

E04 - Media, content creation and monetization with Kaan Kayabli from Onedio

Few media platforms cracked the monetization model, Onedio is one of the platforms that did with a relatively low cost, in this episode, Kaan shares the ideal strategy that worked for them to generate content, build a community, and monetize 

E05 - Scaling your e-commerce business with Hosam Arab from Tabby

Starting with building Namshi and now on to Tabby, Hossam shares his long journey in the e-commerce industry to tap into merchants and consumers experiences 

E06 - Building SaaS companies in the region and tailoring to a global audience with Iyad Aldalooj from Penny Software

As a startup building SaaS what is the strategy followed to compete with large corporations and how Penny worked on acquire customers coming out of the region 

E07 - How Jad Sayegh and the team at Sarwa built the Middle East first robo advisery platform

Jad Sayegh, Cofounroboadvider and CTO at Sarwa talks about their journey in building the first dery platform in the Middle East region after witnessing the increased interest in the market for investing and making money on the long run without the need to really work hard for it 

E08 - Cloud Kitchen Solving Inefficiencies

On this episode we have both co-founders of Kitopi, a managed cloud kitchen platform that partners with restaurants to expand their delivery reach 

E09 - Real Estate made Easy with Helen Chen

In this conversation Ray Dargham sits with Helen Chen, Co-founder & CEO of Nomad Homes to walk us through her journey of moving from Silicon Valley to Dubai to pursue her passion in Real Estate after being an investor with Goldman Sachs, China Investment Corporation and Blackston ...  Show more

E10 - Nomod, JadoPado, noon and more with Omar Kassim

Omar Kassim digs deep into his new venture Nomod, and tells us all about his experience with JadoPado which got aqcuired by noon, Omar also shared his view on financial ventures in the MENA region and tapped into the evolution of talent and capital from the start of his entrepren ...  Show more

E11 - Longest active entrepreneur in MENA dealing with Covid

Ross Veitch is the Co-founder and CEO at Wego, and the longest active entrepreneur in MENA, In this conversation Ross tells us all about his journey in building Wego back in 2005 and walks us through how they adapted to all the changes in the travel industry