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23. Afnan Sherbeeni

Age: 29
Occupation: Cofounder of Sabbar
Nationality: Saudi
Residence: Saudi Arabia
Category: Science & Technology

Sherbeeni is the cofounder of Saudi-based on-demand staffing platform Sabbar, which specializes in gig jobs in the retail, hospitality, and entertainment industries, targeting blue-collar staff in MENA and Pakistan. In July 2021, the company raised $4 million in a pre-Series A funding round led by STV and backed by Derayah VC and SEEDRA Ventures. Having been established in 2019, today the platform has more than 70,000 workers on its registration waiting list. Previously, Sherbeeni helped to build the national blood donation app, Wateen.