Amitad, a global Performance Marketing platform and IT solutions provider, is morphing into “Mitgo”, which will become the new parent holding company for the wider Admitad group.
The move aims to simplify the current corporate structure, allowing the separate entities within the group to develop more freely, alongside plans to launch a startup incubator and entrepreneur network.
Over the past five years, Admitad has seen strong growth in the MENA region, having spent over $30 million in acquisitions and various new project launches. In 2022, the provider’s solutions generated in excess of 130 million orders for 35,000 online merchants and monetized the audiences of 100,000 publishers.
To coincide with the group’s restructuring, founder Alexander Bachmann will step in as CEO of the newly-formed Mitgo.
“The worldwide economy is changing rapidly. By developing its products and investing in promising new projects, Mitgo will make a major contribution to the development of industries such as eCommerce, AdTech, and MarTech. An innovation-focused approach is the very backbone of Mitgo’s business operation. This new company structure will allow us even more freedom to launch ventures, acquire, invest – and attract investment,” says Alexander Bachmann, Mitgo CEO.
In addition to contributing to various MENA industries, Mitgo will also form a startup incubator, supporting grass-roots initiatives and helping to drive funding to promising new ventures.
As well as offices in 10+ countries and a team of over 700 professionals, Mitgo boasts an extensive family of companies under its umbrella. From coupon and voucher advertising solutions such as FairSavings to influencer marketing from ConvertSocial, the group continues to grow from strength to strength, with further investments of $75-$100 million planned before 2025.
LEAP 2024 Will Shine A Light On Female Innovators In Technology
Women comprise nearly a third of the event’s speaker lineup alongside a dedicated program of high-level content, investment, and mentorship.
LEAP 2024, a premier global technology event, will highlight the achievements of women in the technology sector as it returns for its third edition at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham district from March 4 to 7.
Hosted by Tahaluf, a strategic collaboration between Informa PLC, the Events Investment Fund (EIF), and the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), LEAP 2024 will feature a dedicated program titled “Women in Tech”. The program will offer enriching content, investment opportunities, networking sessions, mentorship programs, and a special startup award.
The initiative aims to inspire women to actively participate in the technology industry, aligning with broader diversity efforts. Reflecting the Kingdom’s commitment to equality, the focus on “Women in Tech” coincides with the increasing female participation at LEAP events.
Annabelle Mander, Senior Vice President of Tahaluf, emphasized the event’s commitment to gender inclusivity, stating, “Female representation is across all of LEAP’s features and reflects the event’s mission of driving economic diversification and providing market access to international business. Within Tahaluf itself, half of our team members are women, and women make up half of our SMT, too”.
The “Women in Tech” program will feature distinguished speakers including Nadine Hachach Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, and Sahar Albanarna from IMPACTIQUE Bahrain, who explained: “Over 26 million women worldwide with professional experience and degrees are not in the global workplace. This demographic includes a huge pool of untapped talent which technology can help unleash to fuel the co-creation of exponential solutions across multiple sectors. To help women access productive employment, we urge industry leaders to support high-impact female entrepreneurs as a means to boost their economies and accelerate the UN’s sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth”.
The event will also provide a platform for female-led startups and entrepreneurs to pitch for funding and support through various initiatives such as the Women’s Investor Forum, Entrepreneur Mentorship Scheme, and the Aviatrix Award at the Rocket Fuel pitch competition, offering a prize fund of US$150,000.