We are very proud to present you with the second issue of Business Landscape, a quarterly published magazine that sheds the light on the Iraqi private sector.
In those very difficult times, despite the current economic situation, the Iraqi market proves that it is still full of potentials, with big challenges, come even bigger opportunities. The private sector has experienced many developments recently, in which small and medium-sized enterprises and startups can play a significant role. In this issue, we cover the fundraising scene in Iraq and the investment rounds that were facilitated by the Iraqi Angel Investors Network (IAIN). Also, one of our most important enablers, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), shared with us the impact of their project information and communication technology (ICT) and their perspective on technology and startups.
Furthermore, many governorates that suffered from the impact of conflict and violence, have been reviving many sectors lately. Mosul in particular, where different initiatives such as the opening of the Station took place in order to foster the growth of its startup ecosystem and nurture the potential of entrepreneurship.
Business LANDSCAPE presents many topics related to the Iraqi economy, such as the challenges of the economic free zones in Iraq, the challenges of the banking sector and the hydrocarbon sector.