Dariush Soudi, our founder, makes the cover of Gulf Business Leaders

We are excited to announce that Dariush Soudi, our Founder, has made the cover of Gulf Business Magazine. His unique and inspirational leadership style has earned him this well-deserved honor.

In this article, Dariush dives into what drives him to continuously put out value; what his future plans are and advice for entrepreneurs.

“When I get recognized by publications such as Gulf Business, apart from the initial imposter syndrome, it reminds me of my movement beyond just my family and our reach of almost 2 million gladiators worldwide. I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to share my thoughts without fear of being judged or criticized.”

To be featured in the Gulf Business Magazine, which recognizes exceptional leadership and innovative strategies, is a privilege for our company’s leadership and a testament to our future vision.

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Unleashing the Gladiator Spirit: Dariush Soudi makes the cover of The Founder Magazine

We are proud to share that our founder, Dariush Soudi, has featured in The Founder Magazine, a renowned publication that features exceptional entrepreneurs who are staying ahead of the curve by adopting innovative techniques in their respective industries.

In this feature, Dariush shares valuable insight on how businesses can restructure and strategize their teams in order to prepare for 2024.

“Humbled to be on the cover of The Founder Magazine. In this article, I share the key strategies that I used to build my business from the ground up, twice as well as some personal stories that I hope inspire you to bring change into your life”

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Our Founder, Dariush Soudi, featured in Success.com

ARENA is excited to announce a significant milestone. Recently, Dariush Soudi, our founder, was featured on Success.com, a prestigious platform known for showcasing individuals who have made an impact in entrepreneurial acumen.

The article captures Dariush’s journey from salesman to entrepreneur, as well as four key factors that aspiring entrepreneurs can adapt to succeed.

This feature is not just a personal triumph for Dariush, but a moment of pride for the entire ARENA team, as it serves as a motivation for our team to continue pushing boundaries and striving for excellence.

As we celebrate this achievement, we look forward to a future filled with continued innovation, growth, and making a positive impact in the world.

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How to get your business investor-ready

On the road to investment, there’s a lot to consider.

You must understand what investors are looking for when they invest, as well as what qualifies a company for the funding they provide.It also helps to know how much money you should ask for rather than settling on a random figure.

There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to investment funding. While getting money through the door may be the most important thing, it’s also important to think about which method is best for your company.

The good news is that we have numerous financing options available to assist the company’s growth.

It’s important to remember that investors can bring more to your company than just money. Indeed, investors frequently possess specialized knowledge, and having access to that knowledge could be just as valuable, if not more valuable, than the money on offer.

Make It Clear Why You Want People To Invest

When looking for investment, it’s critical to understand what investors want from their money and what qualifies a company for the funds they offer. Clarity is crucial in demonstrating this. Have a clear understanding of how and why investment would benefit your company.

Every company has growth plans, but what distinguishes successful investors is their ability to demonstrate a strong track record. Explain why you approached a particular investor and, more importantly, how you arrived at the investment amount.

Tell potential investors exactly how their money will benefit your business over the course of the investment. A roadmap outlines where and when an investor’s money will be spent, as well as which key milestones must be met.

Understand The Market

To persuade an investor that your business is worth investing in, you must demonstrate a thorough understanding of your target market and research into your target customer base. Knowing about market segments will show that you are aware of what your competitors are doing and what it will take for your company to succeed in its industry.

Prepare Your Business Strategy

In order to attract an investor, you must be prepared, and you must have the right mindset when approaching potential investors. A thorough business plan will demonstrate this mindset by laying out your company’s goals, strategies, and financial projections. Giving your investor confidence that you know where your company is going requires demonstrating a clear growth ambition backed up by evidence.

Assessing how market dynamics might affect your plans and how customer demand might change after the previous years is also critical. Don’t be afraid to bring up potential risks; it shows that you’ve carefully considered your business plan and are prepared to deal with them if they arise.

Detail An Exit Strategy

Most investors want to know about your exit strategy, and most want to see a return on their investment within 5-7 years. As a result, investors will consider how they will exit your company in the future to maximize their profit.
Demonstrate to investors that you’ve thought about their perspectives as well as your own.

Ali Soudi, our director at ARENA, makes it to the “30 under 40” prestigious list by Arabian Business

We’re excited to announce that our director Ali Soudi has been recognized in the prestigious “30 under 40” list by Arabian Business 2023. His exceptional expertise in the industry and his inspirational leadership style have earned him this well-deserved honor of celebrating the future leaders of the Middle East.

Having started his entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of 13, today, he is renowned as an accomplished professional and astute private investor fueling the growth of promising ventures and empowering aspiring executives to reach their full potential across the Middle East.

“I am humbled to have been awarded the prestigious Arabian Business 30 under 40. It’s an honor to be chosen among such remarkable achievers in the region, and this accolade only fuels my determination to make a meaningful impact in the business world.” In light of this remarkable achievement, our director offers a heartfelt response.

The Arabian Business, 30 Under 40 list brings together a remarkable and assorted group of pioneers hailing from diverse industries ranging from technology, creativity, and finance to healthcare, research, and sustainability – united by their resolute dedication to excellence and their profound influence in their respective industries.

To be recognized in this compilation which celebrates inspiring individuals who have showcased exceptional leadership, entrepreneurial acumen, and forward-thinking strategies in shaping the dynamic business landscape, is a privilege for our company’s leadership and a testament to our future vision.

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Dariush Soudi featured in The Blast

We are thrilled to share that The Blast, known for its exclusive and cutting-edge coverage of celebrities, entertainment, and influential figures, has now turned its spotlight on the driving force behind our company.

This feature highlights Dariush Soudi’s entrepreneurial milestones and strategies that built the foundation for our company. This article is not a story about business but rather a story about resilience, innovation and leadership.

While this feature serves as a great achievement, it is certainly not the end of Dariush’s or our journey. We remain committed to pushing boundaries, embracing innovation, and continuing to make a positive impact in the industry.

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Empowering millions: Dariush Soudi featured in Aspire Magazine

Dariush Soudi, the founder of our company, recently achieved well-deserved recognition in Aspire Magazine, a testament to his impactful contributions.

Aspire Magazine, known for highlighting trailblazers in various industries, recognized Dariush’s exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial acumen. The feature delves into his unique approach to challenges, his foresight in identifying market trends, and the decisive actions that have set our company apart.

“One cardinal rule that he lives by – always deliver value. In the beginning, it’s your word against the work of experienced providers, so the odds are pretty slim in your favor unless you turn the tables with your skill”

As we celebrate this achievement, we look forward to continuing to thrive under his leadership, guided by a commitment to excellence and a vision for the future.

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Bizpreneur Middle East entrepreneur spotlight: our founder, Dariush Soudi

We are excited to celebrate Dariush Soudi, our founder, in Bizpreneur Middle East’s Entrepreneur Spotlight.

Bizpreneur Middle East has recognized Dariush Soudi not only for his entrepreneurial spirit but also for his commitment to innovation. Under his leadership, our company has become a hub of creativity and forward-thinking.

In this feature, entrepreneurs can find insight into strategies and techniques for sales and leadership. From mindset to B2B and B2C sales, this article is packed with value. “I am a dedicated, passion-driven businessman who believes in supporting young entrepreneurs in materializing their dreams of a successful and a purposeful life”.

We look forward to continuing the legacy of innovation and positive impact under the visionary leadership of Dariush Soudi.

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Winners of Gulf Business Awards 2021 bask in the limelight

Dubai: The Gulf Business Awards, currently in its ninth year, picked out 26 winners, both individuals and companies. The event, hosted on Tuesday (November 23) honoured Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, with the Gulf Business Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Award which is reserved for somebody who has, over the course of many years, been a leading figure in the growth, development and success of the region. The judging panel includes Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, CEO of Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education; Neil Petch, founder and Chairman of Virtugroup; Thomas Kuruvilla, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Middle East; as well as Ian Fairservice, founder and Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group, and Andrew Wingrove, Group Director of Motivate Media Group.

Ian Fairservice said: “This is a very special year for Gulf Business as it marks its 25th anniversary. Gulf Business has been a leading voice for the region’s business ecosystem and these Awards showcase the finest leaders and companies driving the rapid growth in the economy, pushing forward remarkable changes within the communities they serve.”

The 2021 winners of the Gulf Business Awards are:

Banking Company of the Year

  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Energy Company of the Year

  • Masdar

Healthcare Company of the Year

  • G42 Healthcare

Investment Company of the Year

  • Yas Holding

Real Estate Company of the Year

  • Aldar Properties

Retail Company of the Year

  • Noon.com

Technology Company of the Year

  • Huawei Middle East

Transport and Logistics Company of the Year

  • DP World

Tourism and Hospitality Company of the Year

  • Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Banking Business Leader of the Year

  • Rola Abu Manneh – CEO, Standard Chartered UAE

Energy Business Leader of the Year

  • Paddy Padmanathan – CEO and President, ACWA Power

Healthcare Business Leader of the Year

  • Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil – Chairman and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare

Investment Business Leader of the Year

  • Bal Krishen – Chairman, Century Financial

Real Estate Business Leader of the Year

  • Hussain Sajwani – Founder, DAMAC Properties

Retail Business Leader of the Year

  • Mohammad A Baker – Deputy Chairman and CEO, GMG

Technology Business Leader of the Year

  • Nidal Abou-Ltaif – President Avaya International (EMEA & APAC)

Transport and Logistics Business Leader of the Year

  • Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi – Chairman of the Hope Consortium Executive Committee; Group CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports

Tourism and Hospitality Business Leader of the Year

  • Issam Kazim – CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing

Inspiring Entrepreneur

  • Dariush Soudi

Young Business Leader

  • Adel Sajan

Promising Newcomer

  • Atif Rahman

Sustainability Company of the Year

  • PepsiCo AMESA

Disruptor of the Year

  • Anghami

SME of the Year

  • Dubizzle

Businesswoman of the Year

  • Khadija Al Bastaki – Executive Director, Dubai Design District

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Colm McLoughlin – Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free

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Broke to Millions: our founder featured in Gulf Business Magazine

We are proud to share that, Gulf Business Magazine, a renowned publication known for spotlighting business leaders across the Middle East, recently featured our founder, Dariush Soudi.

Dariush Soudi’s influence extends beyond the article, as evidenced by his conversation on Brad Lea’s Podcast. Brad Lea, a prominent entrepreneur and host, invited Soudi to share his insights, experiences, and predictions for the future of cryptocurrency.

As Dariush Soudi continues to leave an impactful mark, the future of ARENA appears brighter than ever. With a commitment to innovation, education, and a visionary approach, Soudi and our team are committed to lead the charge in shaping the future.

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