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Egypt’s Glamera raises six-figure investment to further expand its beauty services platform in Saudi

Cairo-headquartered beauty services booking platform Glamera has raised six-figure investment from Saudi’s Dual Gate Investment Holding, it announced in a statement today to MENAbytes. The startup did not disclose the exact size of the investment. This comes less than a year Glamera had raised $250,000 from an unnamed angel investor.

Founded in 2019 by Mohamed Hassan, Omar Fathy, and Zafer Alshehri, Glamera enables women to book appointments for beauty and health services at salons, spas, gyms, and diet and dental clinics, through its mobile app. The users can browse different services to find the available options, see their prices, book appointments with them, and even pay for the services right from the app.

First launched in Cairo, Glamera had expanded to Saudi and Iraq earlier this year and with the fresh funds it plans to expand its services further in Riyadh and Jeddah.

Mohamed Hassan, the co-founder & CEO of Glamera told MENAbytes that Covid-19 has accelerated the demand for their services. He said that the users now prefer to book appointments with salons instead of simply walking into them which has also resulted in more service providers now using its services.

Glamera claims to have 100,000 users (it did not clarify what this means but it is apparently referring to sign-ups on its platform) and over 700 providers. Its app now also allows users to book home visits of different providers or even request remote diet, beauty or dental consultation with its partners.

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Founder at MENAbytes
A tech and startup enthusiast based in Lahore, Pakistan. Zubair apart from leading MENAbytes is also building Qraar, a career discovery and development platform for millennials in MENA. He can be reached on Linkedin, Twitter or zubair [at] menabytes [dot] com.
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