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MohammadReza Azali

MohammadReza Azali
Startup Community Builder, Co-Founder & CEO at TechRasa. Email: Mohammadreza[at]TechRasa.com
Nearly 8 years ago Twitter and Facebook got banned by the Iran’s government. But things have changed and now there is official news that Rouhani’s government is trying to remove the ban on Twitter.
messaging apps wispi Iran
Rumors about foreign messaging apps entering Iran’s market is receiving more attention on Iranian news outlets. This time it was Wispi’s turn to make the headlines.
Iran ZTE Fines
ZTE Pleaded Guilty and Agreed to Pay up to $1.2B in Fines for Trading With Iran
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.

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