Afnan Sherbeeni
10 Women Behind Middle Eastern Tech Brands 2021

Rank: 9

Afnan Sherbeeni

Company: Sabbar

Sector: Staffing Platform

Established: 2019

Nationality: Saudi Arabian

Headquarters: Saudi Arabia

Sherbeeni is the co-founder of Saudi-based on-demand staffing platform Sabbar, which specializes in gig jobs in the retail, hospitality, and entertainment industries, targeting the $11 billion temporary blue-collar staff market in the MENA and Pakistan. In July 2021, the company raisedĀ $4 millionĀ in a pre-series A funding round led by STV and backed by Derayah VC and SEEDRA Ventures. According to Sherbeeni, the platform has a monthly growth rate of 40% and more thanĀ 70,000 workers on its registration waiting list. It plans to expand its scope to cover warehousing, logistics, and tourism.