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MohammadReza Azali

MohammadReza Azali
Startup Community Builder, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief at TechRasa. Email: Mohammadreza[at]TechRasa.com
Money Talk: The Biggest Investments in Iran’s Startup Ecosystem
With the lifting of the sanctions, we have witnessed hundreds of millions of Euros of foreign direct investment injected in Iran's startups.
Sarava foreign investment
Sarava the Iranian VC has raised $200M of foreign investments so far. Sarava is one of the pioneer VCs in Iran and has more than 30 companies in its portfolio.
Cafe Bazaar Introduces Iran’s Local Mobile Ecosystem at MWC
Cafe bazaar, an Iran-based Android application marketplace for Persian speakers attends the MWC to introduce Iran’s local mobile ecosystem.
ZTE has been granted a reprieve from the U.S. to continue work with Iran. This is the shortest reprieve granted by U.S. to ZTE.
ZTE expects to pay hefty penalties from its settlement with the United States over trade with Iran.
Iranian Android Apps
Did you know there are more than 100k Iranian Android apps? Or did you know that these apps have made more than 80 billion Tomans (nearly $21M) in the past 5 years?
Telegram the dominant messaging app in Iran with more than 17M Iranian users only on Android, may lose its market share to other potential competitors namely WeChat, VK and KakaoTalk.
VK KakaoTalk
Kakao and VK are in talks to find Iranian partners to enter Iran's market. The news is based on the facts that we are going to represent here and an anonymous tip that we've received yesterday to back this story up.
App Store
Apple has been removing Iranian apps which facilitate transactions for businesses or entities based in Iran. Apple also recently removed DigiKala's app from the App Store. In this post, we are going to explore why Apple is removing these applications.
During and after the Plasco Tragedy, social media platforms played an important role in spreading the news and helping the victims, firefighters and the police force in order to minimize the damage. Even one of Iran's crowdfunding platforms 2nate is trying to run a campaign for the victims.

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