25. PaySky*

Date of Establishment: 2017
Headquarters: Egypt
Description: Digital payment solutions company
Founder: Waleed Sadek

PaySky provides digital payment solutions to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals across 11 countries. It helped build the national payment gateways for multiple central banks in MEA. In 2022, PaySky partnered with Visa to launch the Yalla Card and Yalla Super app, providing more than 30 mini apps including financial and non-financial services for individuals and businesses in Egypt and the U.A.E., with plans to launch in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in 2023. As of December 2022, Yalla Super app had been downloaded more than 2.5 million times, with over 1.6 million active users. In February 2023, the startup launched its Yalla Invest mini-app for investing in gold starting from 0.25 grams as part of Yalla Super App’s expansion strategy.