Cairo-based beauty services booking platform Glamera has raised $250,000 in a seed round, the startup announced today in a statement to MENAbytes. The startup did not disclose the name of investor but told MENAbytes that it came from a Saudi angel investor.
Founded earlier this year by Mohamed Hassan, Omar Fathy and Zafer Alshehri, Glamera through its mobile app (for iOS and Android) allows users to book appointments for different beauty and health services at beauty salons and clinics, spas, gyms, and dental clinics.
The users have the options to go through the list of services provided by Glamera’s different partners, see their prices, book appointments, pay (using different payment options) and then rate their experience afterward right from the app (think Uber for beauty services). There’s also an app for partners that they use to manage the bookings.
Mohamed Hassan, the co-founder and CEO of Glamera, in a conversation with MENAbytes said that they currently have over 200 partners in Cairo selling their services on Glamera’s platform and have facilitated thousands of bookings since launching earlier this year, with over 20,000 app downloads.
Glamera has plans to (further) expand its services in Cairo and three other governorates in Egypt including Alexandria later this year with the aim to take the number of partners they have to 1,000. The startup also plans to expand its services to Saudi next year.
The startup that currently has a team of 35 employees based in Cairo will use this investment to fuel its expansion.