Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Rising Giants Network (RGN), a Dubai-based bilingual podcasting
network, has announced it has secured an investment deal valued at $1M, in what is
considered to be the biggest investment in a podcasting network in the region.
The round was led by Triangle Media, Barry Kirsch Productions and individual investor Said Al Sayyed.
Founded in early 2020 by veteran podcaster and host of of the ‘Basel Meets’ podcast, Basel
Anabtawi, BKP chairman Barry Kirsch and audio engineer Bashar Najjar in the midst of COVID-
19 lockdowns, Rising Giants Network is a podcast company dedicated to producing immersive
audio experiences in Arabic and English.

Launching shows like Amalikat Al Tareek (Road Giants) with F1 host Firas Al Nimri, Sehtak Aham
(Better Health) with fitness influencer Baraa Al Sabbagh, Rihlat Al Mosara’a (Wrestling Ride)
with wrestling commentators Faisal Al Meghaisib and Yusef Callaway as well as English show
Legendary Rock Stories, Rising Giants Network managed to consistently top the charts in the
short time the company has been live in various categories.
Anabtawi, who assumes the role CEO for the network said: “The global podcasting industry has
recently witnessed significant milestones with Amazon acquiring podcasting giant Wondery for
$300M, and Spotify licensing The Joe Rogan Experience exclusively for $100M. There is an
engaged audience of nearly 7 million people who are looking for top-notch shows to get into,
and the time to invest in growing this base in the region is now."
He continued: “Our goal is to tell the most compelling stories from all corners of the earth. With
this investment, RGN is well placed to be the leading audio story-telling company in the region.
We want to create the next ‘Serial’ , the next ‘Dirty John’ or even the next ‘The Joe Rogan
Experience’. With a varied slate of shows in development, we’re confident that we can reach
that goal and produce shows that will appeal to varied audience groups from all backgrounds”.

About Rising Giants Network (RGN):
Rising Giants Network is a story-telling company that is focused on scripting, producing, and building the
world’s most immersive podcast experiences. Our stories are crafted from the ground-up to capture the
imagination of our listeners and transport them into the world’s they choose to jump into.
The network’s podcasts aim to address various verticals of interest to youth in the region and currently
include: Amalikat Al Tareek (Road Giants) with F1 host Firas Al Nimri, Sehtak Aham (Better Health) with
fitness influencer Baraa Al Sabbagh, Rihlat Al Mosara’a (Wrestling Ride) with wrestling commentators Faisal
Al Meghaisib and Yusef Callaway as well as English show Legendary Rock Stories, Rising Giants Network
managed to consistently top the charts in the short time the company has been live in various categories.