So long and thanks for all the retweets!
As hard as it is to say goodbye, it’s harder to say goodbye without using any clichés. Nonetheless, I will still try to avoid them, as much as I can.
As of today, we still stop updating Techview and stopping all ‘operations’ (if we can call it that). The decision was far from an easy one, especially since Shiva and I built it on our very strong passion for technology. The time is right though as it is a critical juncture in time for many of us and we would hate to not right by it.
We started Techview in 2012 with an aim to fill the gap in local technology coverage – consumer technology, startups, and digital services. However, over the last five years, we got back a lot more from Techview than we put in. Through interviews with executives such as Mudassir Sheikha of Careem and Omar Kassim of JadoPado, we got an inside and privileged look into the operations of startups in the Middle East; access that business students and executives would trade anything for. We covered conferences such as International CES in Vegas, IFA in Berlin, and MWC in Barcelona; events that growing up we could only dream of attending. We covered product launches and had our choice of consumer gadgets to review, many of them under embargo even. Most importantly, Techview allowed us, especially me, to deeply indulge in our passion for technology and immerse ourselves entirely in the ecosystem.
For this and so much more, we are grateful to everyone who supported us. First and foremost, our readers and subscribers. Thank you to everyone who visited our website, followed us on social media, liked our videos, and more. I’ll allow myself this one cliche and say, we are nothing without our audience. We’re also grateful to everyone in the ecosystem in the Middle East – the brands, the startups, and the PR agencies/reps; thank you for trusting us, a startup no-name publication, with your time and products.
Finally, I personally want to thank the team behind Techview.me. I take pride in saying I didn’t need to recruit anyone. Every single one of them joined because they wanted to be a part of the team. To me, that was the strongest signal of their passion and commitment. Thank you for all the time you put in to make Techview happen. This would not have been possible without you all.
I have no doubt about the fact that many, if not all, of us will continue to be involved in the tech ecosystem in one way or another. So please do stay in touch with us over Twitter on our personal accounts and the Techview account.
You can still access the Techview website and all articles posted here. If you’d like to get in touch with us, drop us a note on hello [at] techview [dot] me