We are excited to announce that 123 Form Builder (“123” in short), has joined our portfolio at 212. Since its founding in 2008, 123 has served tens of thousands of customers around the globe, automated processes in many industries — from healthcare to manufacturing to financials, optimized workflows in many…


Ever since a study was published in 2012 claiming that 75% of all venture-backed startups fail, there has a been a flood of online articles and various opinions and thoughts on why startups fail.

But I have always been more interested in understanding why startups do succeed— despite the fact…


Here is a very simple scenario to explain how the current justice system cannot bring justice to possible police brutality under current conditions:

- Police officer stops a car. Black man driving.

- “Show me your ID”, police officer demands

- Driver reaches out to glove compartment

- Some verbal…


On Mar 13th, a few hours before the US travel ban was put into effect, my wife and I entered the country and we’ve been under the California “stay home” rule ever since. Like all people around the world, we tried to adjust our lifestyle to the new normal. …


We are happy to announce that 212 is joining Meddy.com as an investor and board member.

In 2016, Haris Aghadi graduated from Carnegie Mellon University Qatar with a bachelor’s degree in information systems. Instead of doing what his friends were doing at the time: getting a stable job in Doha…


Ever since I moved to the region, the “knowledge-based” economy has been a common buzzword. Everyone talks about it — especially ever since the drop in oil prices. For this reason, I often approach the subject with some hesitance, and a healthy dose of cynicism.

Its true meaning can be…


Ever since a study was published in 2012 claiming that 75% of all venture-backed startups fail, there has a been a flood of online articles and various opinions and thoughts on why startups fail.

But I have always been more interested in understanding why startups actually SUCCEED - despite the…

Maher Hakim

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