We talk to Abdulla Elyas, co-founder of Careem, the Middle East’s ride-sharing app and the region’s only ‘unicorn’.

Traffic in Istanbul, Turkey. Fabio Sola Penna/Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

Novemer 1, 2017

Careem, the fast-growing, car-hailing app, is the Middle East’s only ‘unicorn’ – a private tech company worth more than $1bn. Abdulla Elyas, co-founder of Careem, talks to host Afshin Molavi about the company, its future, and his own entrepreneurial highs and lows. He also offers tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in the region.

In the second segment of the show, emerge85 collaborator Kerning Cultures offers a reported segment on the social mobility and rise of the Filipino middle class in Dubai.

Cover image: Fabio Sola Penna/Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0

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