Raises $75 Million, a Mena-based ecommerce platform, has secured $75 million (Dh275.5m) in an additional round of funding from SOUQCOMexisting investor Naspers Limited, the firm announced in a media statement today.

This round of funding brings the total amount raised by to $150 million (Dh551m) – the largest amount raised by any Internet-based business in the region, it said.

“We plan to use the funds to deepen our technology investment,” Ronaldo Mouchawar, Co-Founder and CEO,, said in the statement. That includes an advanced mobile platform and enhancements to its delivery systems, Mouchawar added. has grown more than 10-fold in the past two years, the company said. The portal registers 23 million visits per month on its website, and has 6.2 million registered users, it noted. The site offers to sell products in more than 15 categories, from electronic gadgets to baby diapers in a combined retail and marketplace model.

The portal received USD 40 million from Nasper last year in October. 

“We are changing the fundamentals of retail in the region and transforming how customers shop”, added Mouchawar.


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