Here are a few fun facts about the Middle East that I bet you haven’t seen on the news so far;
Did you know that the Amazon of the Middle East, Souq.com, just raised global venture capital at a valuation of over $1 billion, or that the largest food-delivery service in Turkey, Dubai and beyond, Yemeksepeti, was bought by Rocket Internet for more than $600 million this summer?
Or that tens of thousands of other tech-enabled startups are in process across the region,25 percent of which are run by women?
And how many of us would guess that the largest audience for YouTube, relative to its population, is Saudi Arabia? That the largest demographic there is women, and among the largest content categories they are consuming is education, as they are beginning to step up in their societies? …