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In 2016 Tamkeen launched startAD, an Abu Dhabi-based accelerator to enable early-stage startups to develop and scale their commercial ventures, alongside local and global partners.

startAD entrepreneurs have raised over $70 million in investment to-date, generated $50 million in revenue, secured over 50 pilot projects with international corporations, created 300 jobs, and accelerated over 100 startups – 24 of which have gone on to incorporate in the UAE including:

  • Searchie: An AI-enabled recruitment platform helping companies expedite their hiring.
  • DirectSchool: A transportation and communications platform streamlining interactions between school transport providers and parents.
  • Xpence: A digital financial platform providing a flexible and lean banking alternative for entrepreneurs and startups.

For more information, please visit startad.ae