Press Releases

2024
  • Wednesday, January 31 CE-Ventures Invests in Freya Biosciences’ $38 million Round to Advance Women’s Reproductive Immunotherapies
    Groundbreaking funding achievement for Freya Biosciences as CE-Ventures joins $38 million Series A funding round Freya Biosciences pioneers with positive clinical results and innovative drug candidate CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital platform of Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has announced its investment in Freya Biosciences Series A funding round […]
    Freya
  • Thursday, January 18 DAVOS Discussion Shines a Spotlight on COP28 Historic Outcomes
    Multistakeholder and inclusive frameworks required to fill estimated $3 trillion in funding gaps to reach net-zero and restore biodiversity. 1,300 CEOs & philanthropy leaders convened at the inaugural COP28 Business & Philanthropy Forum At a special session hosted at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, public, business and philanthropy leaders gathered to […]
    DAVOS Discussion Shines a Spotlight on COP28
2023
  • Saturday, December 2 Crescent Enterprises Climate Innovation Prize of AED 735,000 Awarded to 4 Global Entrepreneurs
    Crescent Enterprises, a leading multinational company with diversified global businesses, announced the winners of its ‘Crescent Enterprises Climate Innovation Prize’ in partnership with MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to drive innovation to solve world challenges. The winners were announced at COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum, […]
    CE- Magnit
  • Wednesday, July 19 Crescent Enterprises partners with Habaybna.net to promote financial inclusion for children of determination
    The partnership looks to impact 60,000 children across the MENA region. The program will produce 50 educational videos and online course in Arabic. Crescent Enterprises, a leading globally diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has announced its collaboration with Habaybna.net, a Jordanian digital education platform, on a financial literacy project aimed at developing skills among […]
    Badr Jafar, CEO Crescent Enterprises
  • Wednesday, July 12 CE-Ventures leads the final close of the $26mln Series A funding round for Exeliom Biosciences to advance pipeline-in-a-drug strategy
    The human microbiome market is projected to reach US$3.1 billion by 2029 from US$600 million in 2021, at a CAGR of 23% Financing will enable several Phase 1/2 studies of EXL01 in combination with standard-of-care treatments in immuno-oncology CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital platform of Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the […]
    Crescent Enterprises Ventures
  • Thursday, June 15 Crescent Enterprises secures highest honour in sustainability with impact seal
    Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, was conferred with the highest honour in sustainable business practice, the Impact Seal “Platinum category”, during an award ceremony at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of […]
    CE impact seal 2023
  • Wednesday, May 31 Breakthrough supply chain tech tops agenda at Dubai Summit
    Robotics, artificial intelligence and the opportunities modern technology and venture capital hold for the future of global supply chains were discussed at the first-ever Supply Chain Tech Summit in Dubai. Organised by CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital platform of Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, the summit’s theme was ‘Forging […]
  • Monday, May 15 CE-Ventures to host Supply Chain Tech Summit in Dubai
    Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Global Market Size Worth USD 14.3 Billion by 2028 By 2026, 75% of Large Organisations Will Have Implemented Some Form of Intralogistics Smart Robots in Their Warehouse Operations CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital platform of Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has announced it will […]
    Supply Chain Tech Summit 2023 Crescent Enterprises
  • Wednesday, April 26 Bridging the tech talent gap: Crescent Enterprises supports startups in recruiting quality talent
    Survey Shows 66% of UAE’s Youth Under 25 Fear for Their Employment Opportunities within the Next Decade Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to the American University of Sharjah (AUS) by announcing its partnership for the Startup Career fair due to take place on April […]
    CE-William 2023
  • Wednesday, April 26 Crescent Enterprises reaffirms commitment to Majarra
    Over 6,000 young entrepreneurs benefit from complimentary access to high-quality Arabic content in business, management, technology, mental wellness, and science. Only 5% of all content on the internet is in Arabic. Access to information is essential to addressing the region’s skills gaps and contributing to economic vitality. Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered […]
    CE Ventures
  • Friday, March 31 Crescent Enterprises partners with Arabian Sights Film Festival
    The festival’s 28th edition showcases films exploring the complex realities of the Arab region. Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has announced its partnership with Arabian Sights Film Festival as part of its corporate citizenship strategy to drive cultural awareness and inspire innovation and creativity through the arts. The annual […]
    Arabian Sights Film Festival
  • Wednesday, March 8 Experts Gather for American University of Sharjah Conference on educational challenges and opportunities for future development
    American University of Sharjah (AUS) forum ‘The Next Lap: Future of Knowledge and Education Forum’, which took place at the University’s campus under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and Founder of the American University of Sharjah, convened local and international policymakers, thought […]
    American University of Sharjah Conference
  • Tuesday, February 28 Inspiring the leaders of tomorrow: Crescent Enterprises welcomes over 350 students from leading business schools
    Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the UAE, has welcomed over 100 MBA students from top-tier business schools during the first two months of 2023. The initiative is part of Crescent Enterprises’ drive to propelling diverse talent and entrepreneurship through educational partnerships. Students from Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology […]
    Inspiring the leaders of tomorrow: Crescent Enterprises
  • Wednesday, January 18 ‘Global Climate Philanthropy Alliance for Climate and Nature’ to launch in run-up to COP28
    Crescent Enterprises CEO Badr Jafar, co-hosted with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation a high-level event on Climate and Nature Positive Philanthropy in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the launching of a global alliance […]
    Global Climate Philanthropy
  • Wednesday, January 18 Political Will, Private Capital and Home-Grown Innovation required to tackle Climate Crisis: Badr Jafar at Davos
    Less than 2% of global philanthropy goes towards climate action with funding for climate mitigation tripling in past 5 years USD $100 trillion of additional investment required to transition to net zero by 2060 COP28 in the UAE to create global architecture for all capital actors to act together at speed and at scale At […]
    Badr Jafar at Davos
2022
  • Friday, December 23 Key role of women entrepreneurs, investors in driving economic growth
    Women investors have a role to play in steering economic sustainability by supporting female entrepreneurs, according to Ghada Abdelkader, Senior VP at Crescent Enterprises, a leading global, diversified business headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. Representing Crescent Enterprises’ corporate venture capital platform, CE-Ventures at the 6th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, Ghada Abdelkader said progress is being […]
    SE 2022
  • Monday, December 5 CE-Ventures to join the 6th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival
    CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital platform of Crescent Enterprises has announced its partnership with Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) for the 6th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2022 due to take place in Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation between 17th – 18th December. Under the theme ‘Where We Belong’, the festival aims to connect entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers […]
    CE Ventures
  • Thursday, October 13 Next generation charts new path towards strategic philanthropy
    USD210bln philanthropic giving continues to rise in the Gulf region Pioneering research shows that a new generation of Gulf philanthropists expect transparency, market-based practices and a strategic approach to giving. In emerging markets, over USD 5 trillion of intergenerational wealth is due to be passed to the next generation. Philanthropic giving in the Gulf is […]
    CE strategic philanthropy
  • Thursday, October 6 Data and dialogue key drivers of philanthropic impact across MENA
    Between $400 billion to $1 trillion is disbursed in Islamic alms-giving every year $5 trillion of wealth across growth markets passed from one generation to the next over next 10 years, underscoring the need for enhanced mechanisms for giving To meet the growing demand for more cohesive philanthropic communities in the MENA region, Sheikh Saud […]
    Data and dialogue MENA
  • Friday, September 9 Crescent Enterprises reaffirms Green Giving Partnership with Emirates Nature-WWF
    As global temperatures are projected to rise between five- and ten-degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, Crescent Enterprises confirms continued action toward reducing its carbon footprint by supporting Emirates Nature-WWF. Collaboration to support the UAE’s goal for Net Zero Emissions by 2050. Sharjah, 9 September 2022: As part of its commitment to environmental […]
    CE Enivornment
  • Thursday, May 26 A green, resilient, inclusive approach to development can usher in a new model of growth for MENA: Badr Jafar at the World Economic Forum
    The UAE has invested over $40 billion in clean energy over the last 15 years, with plans to invest $160bn in clean and renewable energy sources over the next 30 years 85% of 300 high-net-worth investors in the Middle East intend to increase their exposure to ESG and sustainable investments in the next 5 years. […]
    Annual Meeting 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25 Crescent Enterprises Celebrates Cultural Diplomacy through the 27th Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival
    Over 16,000 people attended the festival through in-person screenings and virtual streaming The Middle East and North Africa film market size is anticipated to be valued at US$1 billion by 2024 Crescent Enterprises has supported the annual Arabian Sights Film Festival in the US for the eighth consecutive year. Arabian Sights is presented by the […]
    Film Fest 2022
  • Tuesday, May 17 Northladder secures $10mln through a convertible note led by CE-Ventures
    The global pre-owned smartphone market is expected to reach $65 billion by 2024 in a highly disorganised market. UAE-based unique digital trading platform for pre-owned electronics, NorthLadder, plans to expand its reach to better connect sellers and buyers of second-hand electronics worldwide. NorthLadder is the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s unique digital platform […]
    Northladder
  • Monday, May 9 CE-Creates merges with Hatch & Boost in MENA’s first venture-builder merger
    UAE registered a record AED 4.3 billion worth of venture capital for startups in 2021. Merged platform is on target to launch 5 new startups every year. Marking the first-ever portfolio merger of two venture builders in the region, CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, has completed the merger of its portfolio of […]
    Hatch and Boost
  • Tuesday, March 22 OECD Dialogue on private philanthropy in MENA highlights data-driven approach is key to success
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted a dialogue on the role of private philanthropy in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hosted a dialogue on the role of private philanthropy in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The discussion, titled, ‘Data and […]
    OECD Dialogue
  • Monday, March 21 Crescent Enterprises Hosts Columbia Business School Students
    30 MBA students meet Crescent Enterprises leadership to gain insights and understanding of the UAE business practices and landscape Over 150 students have been hosted by Crescent Enterprises since 2015   Crescent Enterprises welcomed 30 MBA students from New York-based, Columbia University Business School (CBS), as part of an educational trip designed to increase the […]
    Crescent Enterprises
  • Monday, March 14 First tech integrated Ayurveda start-up NirogStreet recognised by INSEAD Abu Dhabi
    INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, organised a unique live case study on India’s first tech integrated Ayurveda Startup, NirogStreet, at its Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi Campus. NirogStreet is one of the world’s fastest-growing technology-led Ayurveda doctor platforms, offering seamless services to over 50,000 doctors on its peer-to-peer learning, electronic health […]
    NirogStreet recognised by INSEAD Abu Dhabi
  • Monday, March 7 NirogStreet, India’s first tech integrated Ayurverda startup, recognised by INSEAD Abu Dhabi
    INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, organised a unique live case study on India’s first tech integrated Ayurveda Startup, NirogStreet, at its Middle East campus in Abu Dhabi Campus. NirogStreet is one of the world’s fastest-growing technology-led Ayurveda doctor platforms, offering seamless services to over 50,000 doctors on its peer-to-peer learning, electronic health […]
    nirogstreet Cresent Enterprises
  • Monday, February 14 Crescent Enterprises commits to digital inclusion to impact 100,000 youth
    Crescent Enterprises is the first business in the MENA region to commit to the World Economic Forum EDISON Alliance 1 Billion Lives Challenge to accelerate digital inclusion. The digital divide has left 2 billion people with no access to healthcare, 1.7 billion adults unbanked, and 265 million children with no access to education. Crescent Enterprises […]
    Crescent Enterprises
  • Monday, January 17 CE-Ventures leads Pre-Series B Round of revolutionary Ayurvedic platform NirogStreet
    Ayurveda market is projected to reach US$ 9.5 billion by 2024 Funds to support NirogStreet to become the global technology brand in Ayurveda Healthcare The rising threat of the Covid-19 Omicron variant has once again prompted countries in the Middle East and globally to focus on preventive healthcare, with a key emphasis on the need […]
    Nirog Street
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