SME Startup Stories in GCC
June 18, 2017
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) act as the key source of job generation and economic value addition across the world. In the GCC, the ongoing economic changes will mean that SMEs will receive more persistent attention from governments and policymakers. Though there is a widespread feeling that SMEs do not face a conducive environment in the GCC and the wider Mena region, there are still a crop of SMEs that have done well. This report discusses five of them – Talabat; Bayt.com; Careem; Souq.com; and Fetchr.