Victoria: Investing In Morocco’s Future

YoungUpstarts

Casablanca is also one of the largest financial centres in North Africa, as Morocco is a key participant in the Maghreb agreement that facilitates trade with its neighbours: Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia.

Aspen Institute Maghreb Investor Delegation, next week in NY and CA

David Teten

The group is about 22 people; managing directors, partners and COO’s of major investments firms in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Tunisia. Turnaround / buyout investing is of particular interest to the delegates for several reasons: The Maghreb is an important buy-out market due to the first generation transition since independence and also due to privatization of seized assets by governments in Tunisia and Libya. Localisation du Maghreb (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Twitter, Jobs, Democracy & The US Elections

Both Sides of the Table

As in Tunisia , Egypt , Syria & Iran. I recently wrote a post about the open nature of Twitter and why I’m long on its future.

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today (and its second acquisition outside of the US), with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million.

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Governments or Social Networks?

Venture Chronicles

He hailed the role of the Internet in helping protestors organise recent Arab uprisings such as the revolutions in Tunisia and but insisted it must be underpinned by “values&# and “rules.&#. French President kicked off the gathering in Paris, hailing the assembled players as the leaders of the “Internet revolution&# , but warning that with their power comes great responsibility.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

Both Sides of the Table

Whatever their eventual path and outcomes – I would argue that their impact on Iran, Tunisia & Egypt – and frankly on the way that we as a society communicate now – has rendered them one of the most important technologies of the past decade.

Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

Both Sides of the Table

Or just the sheer power of people being able to self organize as they have done in Egypt, Iran or Tunisia.