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UAE’s Fintech Fortis secures $20mln in a Series A round

Fortis, a retail tech and fintech solutions provider tailored for SMEs, announced the successful completion of Series A funding round, raising $20 million in investment led by Opportunity Venture (Asia). This funding marks a significant milestone in Fortis' journey as it embarks on a mission to revolutionize the retail tech and fintech landscape in the Middle East and North Africa region.With a decade of experience, Fortis empowers entrepreneurs to seamlessly manage offline and online transactions, streamline orders, implement personalized loyalty programs, and efficiently operate their businesses. Now, with its expansion into the UAE, Fortis is committed to supporting local businesses to generate revenue by connecting merchants and customers in a simple yet efficient way. "We are thrilled to have secured this significant investment, which will enable us to accelerate our growth and deliver even greater value to businesses in the MENA region," says Alberto Caruso, Fortis Digital Solutions CEO and Founder. "We are committed to leveraging this funding to develop progressive solutions and provide unparalleled support to our clients as they navigate the rapidly evolving retail and fintech landscape." Opportunity Venture also expressed enthusiasm for the partnership. "We are excited to lead Fortis' Series A funding round and support their expansion into the MENA region," said Philip F. Ma, Managing Partner at Opportunity Venture. "Fortis' innovative approach to fintech and retail tech solutions aligns with our investment thesis, and we believe they are well-positioned to drive significant value creation in these sectors."
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Saudi healthtech startup Clinicy secures major ‘Series A’ funding

Saudi Arabia’s pioneering healthcare technology start-up, Clinicy, has successfully raised a significant seven-figure (USD) Series A funding round, led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), structured by Gate Capital and with participation from existing shareholders including Kafou Group and Fadeed Investment.The funding round is one of the largest in the history of the Kingdom’s healthtech sector and will be used to fuel Clinicy’s expansion across a market sector worth SAR 7.2 billion in Saudi Arabia alone. Clinicy’s growth includes broadening its technological reach and the development of a unique, proprietary ‘Interconnected HealthTech Ecosystem’, which will support the rapid evolution of the sector in line with Vision 2030’s goals to transform healthcare efficiency and accessibility.Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Faisal, CEO and Co-Founder of Clinicy, highlighted the investment’s impact: “Clinicy is already making a real, tangible impact on redefining healthcare in Saudi Arabia, enhancing digital experiences for one million patients across the Kingdom. This latest investment will fuel expansion and it underpins our vision to deepen the quality of engagement with medical institutions and patients, ensuring that our technology makes healthcare more accessible, efficient, and user-friendly. Clinicy is proud to support the nation's digital growth and align with Vision 2030 to improve accessibility to healthcare by prioritizing innovation and financial stability. We are proud to receive the prestigious backing of Middle East Venture Partners, Gate Capital, Kafou Group and Fadeed Investment, and look forward to accelerating the future of healthcare across the Kingdom and region.”Walid Mansour, Co-Chief Executive at Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), commented: “Saudi Arabia is witnessing a rapid adoption of technology in the healthcare industry which is driven by a digitally-savvy population, continually improving standards set by the government, and growing competition between healthcare providers. Clinicy offers a seamless cloud-based platform that enables clinics and medical centers to offer digital services, run a cost-effective business, and continuously improve their healthcare standards.”Munther Hilal, Chief Executive at Gate Capital, added: “Clinicy is well-positioned to drive the digital transformation in the Kingdom’s HealthTech sector. This investment marks our first foray into the Saudi market, following the recent establishment of our Riyadh offices. We envision numerous opportunities in the Kingdom that we are committed to supporting and nurturing in the years ahead.”Clinicy was founded by Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Abdullah Al Faisal, Abdullah bin Sulaiman Alobaid and Saud bin Sulaiman Alobaid, bringing the first innovative cloud-based SaaS for medical institution management to the Kingdom. Clinicy’s solutions offer customized patient experience platforms, automating critical processes such as patient onboarding and retention. It directly addresses prevalent issues such as high patient ‘no-show’ rates and administrative inefficiencies, which cost the Saudi healthcare industry over SAR 3 billion annually. On average, medical institutions using Clinicy have reduced the rate of missed appointments by 75%. The proprietary platform also integrates clinics with regulatory bodies and the broader healthcare ecosystem, ensuring a comprehensive and versatile tool which can improve healthcare delivery for patients.