Online Obituaries for Middle East & regional 'Ancestry.com'

ElWafeyat is an online platform for obituaries and condolences for the Middle East and potentially other markets. Obituaries are a huge part of Middle Eastern culture, as are sending public condolences to the deceased. Beginning with Egypt, Elwafeyat will build family trees and map the social graphs for people to instantly announce the death of a family member, reaching a much wider audience than through physical newspapers.


  • Omar Hamdalla
  • Nesma El-Far
  • Yousef ElSammaa
  • Ashraf Maklad
  • Con O’Donnell