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Kuwait's Jumla Club Closes Seven-Figure Pre-Series A Round

Nermeen Abbas
Kuwait's Jumla Club Closes Seven-Figure Pre-Series A RoundSource: Jumla Club

Kuwaiti food and beverage supplier, Jumla Club, has closed a Pre-Series A round of financing for an undisclosed amount.

According to the company, the funding came at a $10 million post-money valuation, with participation from a GCC-based angel investor.

The seven-figure investment aims to finance the development of Jumla Club in Kuwait and enhance its performance as a techno-logistic platform targeting the hospitality and food service sector in the region.

Established in March 2018, Jumla Club gathers food and consumables suppliers in the region, and simplifies sourcing and distribution for hotels, restaurants, cafes and catering companies through its electronic and logistics platform.

Jumla Club’s online catalogue currently contains more than 28,000 offerings from 130 vendors on items from 1,400 international brands.

The platform was co-founded by Yousuf Al Marzook, Mohammad Ghuloum, and Abdulaziz Ghuloum. "The company’s outstanding performance since its launch has led to this jump in valuation and in attracting investors from outside Kuwait,” said Yousuf Al Marzook, Cofounder of Jumla Club.

Kuwaiti startups are gaining traction, with many successfully grabbing new funding in the last few months, including Kuwait-based coffee-centric marketplace, COFE App, which has secured $3.2 million in its Pre-Series A funding.

Online fashion marketplace, Nalbes, has also raised $1.5 million in Series A funding, while on-demand laundry startup, JustClean, recently received $8 million in investment from Faith Capital.

A researcher at Forbes Middle East, where I participate in creating lists such as The Top 100 Startups; The Middle East’s 100 Power Businesswomen; 30 Under 30 among other lists.

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