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

Women can book appointments for beauty and health services at salons, spas, gyms, as well as diet and dental clinics through Glamera’s mobile app.

Glamera's founders. Courtesy of Glamera. Glamera's founders. Courtesy of Glamera.

Cairo-headquartered beauty service booking platform Glamera has raised a six-figure investment from Saudi Arabia’s Dual Gate Investment Holding, the company said in a statement sent to MENAbytes. The startup did not disclose the size of the investment. This comes less than a year after Glamera raised USD 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, as well as diet and dental clinics through its mobile app. The users can browse different services to find available options, compare their prices, book appointments, and even pay for the services within from the app.

First launched in Cairo, Glamera expanded to Saudi Arabia and Iraq this year. With the fresh funds, the company plans to expand its services further in Riyadh and Jeddah.

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Mohamed Hassan, the co-founder and 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 in, which has also resulted in more service providers using its service.

Glamera claims to have 100,000 users and over 700 providers on its platform. Its app now also allows users to book home visits of different providers or request remote diet, beauty, or dental consultations with its partners.

This article first appeared in MENAbytes.