The Middle East’s 50 Most-Funded Startups
Investors: BIAC, Venture Souq, Riyad TAQNIA Fund, SVC
Homegrown gadgets, gizmos and gifts e-commerce platform
Dokkan Afkar is an online shopping website for gizmos and gadgets, with operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the U.A.E., Bahrain, and Oman. Products range from home gadgets to unique technology items to creative fashion items. The company raised $5.6 million in late 2019, which it plans to use to increase its homegrown product inventory and to expand its customer base throughout the Middle East. Co-founder Abdullah Bajri also founded Mahabaa, an online gift delivery service, in 2017.