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FITZY FUND

Augustus Media
Plant Based News Team
Augustus Media
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Stefano Fallaha Podeo
Balqees For Her
Balqees For Her

ABOUT

Empowering Entrepreneurs

Our goal at Fitzy Fund is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies. Since 2020, we’ve helped great ideas turn into profitable businesses that make an impact in their industry and beyond.


With a focus on media, tech & content in emerging markets, we invest in our companies for the long haul and understand that success takes hard work, dedication and sheer perseverance. We give our partners personal guidance from the very first stages and provided them with all the resources and expert advice they need to turn their visions into disruptive reality.

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VENTURE PORTFOLIO

Partners. Visionaries.

LOVIN

Lovin is a local news and entertainment channel. Lovin shares the best of its city, informing using bitesize news, viral content, and community stories. Lovin’s mantra is simple: Lovin’ Your Life.

SMASHI

Smashi is a live streaming service from the heart of the Arab world, covering the most innovative products, services and technologies changing our lives. Smashi is a mindset; it’s for the driven, the dreamers and the doers.

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NIFTY SOUQ

Nifty Souq is the first NFT platform in the Middle East and North Africa built to give economic power to the creators, changing the art map in the region.

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BALQEES FOR HER

A digital platform that aims to empower young arab women by providing content created by young arab women to youngarab women.
In addition to providing a training courses for women in media, Balqees For Her covers topics that really matters, such as womanhood, motherhood, money management mental health, work-life balance and others.

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PODEO

Podeo is the Arab World's largest podcasting platform, dedicated to managing, distributing, and producing audio podcasts that reach millions of listeners worldwide.
With Class-A content creators, celebrities & influencers, Podeo is rewiring the audio podcast industry with its full-stack, proprietary technology platform that empowers stories for creators, listeners, and for publishers.

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PLANT BASED NEWS

Plant Based News is a mission-led impact media platform focused on elevating the plant-based diet and its benefit to human health, the planet, and animals.​PBN is bringing the most important news about the shifting planet to readers where they are most likely to engage—across social media and video platforms.

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AUGUSTUS MEDIA

Augustus Media is an award winning Middle Eastern digital media company based in Dubai, Riyadh and Cairo, it has been designed to adapt and evolve to this perpetually changing media environment. 
Augustus Media are publishers of the local news and entertainment brand, Lovin, present in 11 cities across the Middle East including Lovin Dubai, Lovin Riyadh and Lovin Doha, and the live streaming service, Smashi TV, with 12 content verticals including Smashi Business, Smashi Crypto, Smashi Gaming and Smashi Sports.

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BONGO BD

Bongo is a Bangladeshi entertainment company founded in 2013, which is the first and biggest streaming video-on-demand service in Bangladesh. Basically, Bongo is known as an enabler of digital content creation in Bangladeshi entertainment industry.

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LEGEND HQ

The digital audio comic book platform that gives people the power to not just view their favourite comics but hear the characters too.​Legend is the best way to experience your favourite comics, with vibrant and immersive audio tracks that bring the story and characters to life. Whether you're a diehard comic fan or just getting into the medium, Legend is the most immersive way to enjoy your comics.

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Richard Fitzgerald

RICHARD FITZGERALD

Founder

Richard Fitzgerald  is CEO and Founder of Augustus Media, an award-winning modern media company in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, publishers of Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi and Smashi TV. Working in digital, media and social media agencies in Europe and the Middle East for 11 years, most recently former Regional Head of Social Media for Mindshare MENA, Richard founded Augustus Media in 2015 has grown the business to $5m annual turnover and 50 employees with offices in Cairo, Riyadh and Dubai to become one of the leading modern media companies in the region. The Lovin platform is present in 15 cities across the region, and Smashi streaming service has 12 vertical channels.

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