Founders: Anass Boumediene, Mehdi Oudghiri
The Middle East's 50 Most-Funded Startups
Rank: #22

Eyewa

Country: U.A.E.
Funding: $11.1 million
Investors: GS Shop, Wamda Capital, EQ2 Ventures, Nuwa Capital, 500 startups, Faith Capital, Angel investors
Founded In: 2017
Online Eyewear store

eyewa is an eyewear e-commerce platform, currently available in the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia. The company raised $2.5 million in funding in 2020, bringing its total funding to $11.1 million. Co-founders Anass Boumediene and Mehdi Oudghiri previously worked together as strategy consultants at Bain & Company in Dubai. They also both co-led global food delivery startup Foodpanda’s Middle Eastern unit as managing directors before the company’s acquisition by Delivery Hero in 2016.