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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Abu Dhabi is unique.

Dozens of successful startups have been founded there over the years.

Some of them are already worth billions of dollars.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about fast-growing startups from Abu Dhabi, here’s an extensive list of 7 startups founded there.


7 Startups in Abu Dhabi

1) Group 42

1) Group 42

Group 42 is a cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) firm based in the United Arab Emirates.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Information Services, Information Technology
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $800,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

2) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

2) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

ADNOC and its Group Companies want to be leaders in the Middle East and Africa when it comes to health, safety, and the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1971
  • Industries: Oil and Gas
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding amount: $22,000,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 17

You can find their website here.

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3) TruKKer

3) TruKKer

TruKKer is a technology-enabled truck aggregator in the Arab Peninsula that operates a variety of vehicle types for a variety of end markets.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Amit Agarwal, Gaurav Biswas, Haseebullah Soomro, Pradeep M Pradeep, Pradeep Mallavarapu, Rajai Nammari, Wissam Al Akl
  • Industries: Freight Service, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $44,350,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

4) Pure Harvest Smart Farms

4) Pure Harvest Smart Farms

Pure Harvest Smart Farms is a tech-enabled agribusiness based in the United Arab Emirates that specializes in producing superior fruits and vegetables all year.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Mahmoud Adi, Sky Kurtz
  • Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Farming, Fruit
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $89,447,339
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

5) Mubadala

5) Mubadala

Mubadala is a sovereign investor that manages a worldwide portfolio with the goal of delivering long-term financial returns for its investors.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: HH Shaikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahdha Bin Sultan bin Zayed bin Khalifa bin Shakhbut bin Dhiyab bin Issa Al Nahyan Al Falahi
  • Industries: Asset Management
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000

You can find their website here.

6) NymCard

6) NymCard

NymCard is a cloud-based issuer processor that allows banks to create virtual and physical card programs for their clients.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ayman Chalhoub, Omar Onsi
  • Industries: Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $13,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

7) ADQ

7) ADQ

ADQ is a holding corporation that owns a number of large businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Aerospace, Agriculture, Financial Services, Home Health Care, Hospitality, Logistics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Tourism, Transportation

You can find their website here.

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