With 30% of its current customer base already based in Saudi Arabia, expansion is beckoning the Egyptian startup.
Egyptian startup, Wuilt, has announced that it intends to expand into Saudi Arabia, increasing its footprint and deepening the capabilities of its SaaS Arabic website builder in a market that already accounts for 30% of its customer base. The news comes after the startup raised a seed funding round of $535K from DAAL VC and Flat6Labs Cairo.
Launched in 2018 by Ahmed Rostom, Mohamed Hegazy and Mahmoud Metwaly, Wuilt currently serves some 30,000-plus users in its native Egypt and KSA, where it has become a popular – particularly in the field of ecommerce – for its affordability and easy-to-use options. While it likely takes more than the five minutes it claims it takes to establish a slick, professional website, it’s the fact that it offers its services in Arabic that has pushed its rapid rise.
"We came across many friends and businesses struggle to get a professional website designed to their style and design especially in Arabic,” co-founder and CEO Ahmed Rostom says. “This highly motivated us as a team to bridge this gap by providing a solution and hence Wuilt was created and launched. Today, Wuilt’s all-in-one Arabic platform offers a range of features to fit businesses of all sizes and across all industries.”
The pandemic has, without doubt, also contributed to growth this year, as many businesses have been forced to shift operations online, a move that can be more costly and time-consuming than one might assume.
“We witnessed a spike in the number of users and have seen a continuous increase in the number of users intending to shift their operations online since the onset of COVID-19,” Rostom added. “Our strategy is to provide the best solutions for all businesses in any sector, particularly, extending our platform to entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and small businesses."
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