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MohammadReza Azali

MohammadReza Azali
Startup Community Builder, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief at TechRasa. Email: Mohammadreza[at]TechRasa.com
Yesterday TechCrunch reported that Snapp, Iran's leading Uber clone in Iran, has raised $22M which surprised many individuals inside the country, but as it turns out the $22M was raised for Iran Internet Group, Snapp's parent company.
Rasa Talks - Ep 8
Rasa Talks Episode 8 is out! The aim of Rasa Talks is to bring you the latest on Iran’s tech and startup news. In this episode, we talk about Uber clones, Consumer behaviour.
Instagram has 13M active users only on android devices in Iran and 500M all around the world. But there has been some rumors and news that it might get censored in the country.
App Store Iran
Two days ago Apple opened up its App Store to Iranians once again. Apple iPhone always had a great market in Iran. But with the complicated relationship between Iran and U.S., Iranians had to deal with a lot of problems from the start.
focus iran summit
International Finance Magazine has partnered up with Iran’s Open Iran Group to host a two-day multi-sector investment summit called "Focus Iran Summit" on 26th and 27th of September in Tehran.
There are 5M to 6M iPhones in Iran. With the recent report from the Iranian officials, 100 thousand new smuggled iPhones get activated in the country each month. That's about 1.2M new iPhones being imported illegally into the country each year which is a one Billion dollar market in Iran.
The Director of Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) announced the merger of all of its provincial Telephone companies to the TCI, plus merging with MCI the biggest Iranian mobile carrier which is also a subsidiary of TCI.
Orange has been expanding in the fast-growing countries in Africa and the Middle East. And now with the lifting of the sanctions Iran's largest mobile operator is under Orange's radar.
Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics might win Iran's ICT sector in the next two years. With the visit of the South Korean president to Iran in May and Iran's ICT Minister visiting Samsung's HQ last week, there is a big chance that Samsung will change its strategy toward Iran.
FinTech might be the next boom after E-commerce in Iran. But with the recent changes and enforcing the outdated laws and regulations, FinTech might encounter serious troubles in Iran.

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