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Talal was a finance professional structuring financial products and managing investments prior to starting Bayzat. Talal holds a BS in Bioengineering and a BE from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Brian was a marketing professional in the technology sector prior to starting Bayzat. Brian holds a BS in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Bayzat provides health insurance and HR services to consumers & businesses by utilizing technology to improve arduous processes. The company provides greater transparency and exceptional customer service to health insurance consumers coupled with HR automation tools to help them save time and money.
Precinct Partners saw a great opportunity in Bayzat within the fast growing but fragmented healthcare insurance industry. Consumers are bombarded with information but rarely are able to make the appropriate choice for their particular needs. Bayzat helps compare, buy and manage healthcare insurance in an effective and transparent manner bringing real value to consumers and businesses.
Abdullah has been an investor and management consultant for growth companies during his career. Prior to starting Lamba, he was advising technology companies with Bain and Company in their San Francisco office.
Abdullah holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia.
Lamba is a mobile gaming company that develops and self-publishes mobile games for the Arabic speaking markets. With more than five million downloads of three mobile games – Desert Tycoon, Tribal Rivals and Temsa7 Army, the company’s strategy is to redefine Arabic entertainment by developing visually beautiful, culturally relevant and fun Arabic mobile games.
Precinct Partners saw Lamba’s potential in providing access to an increasingly attractive and growing demographic in the Middle East. Lamba’s audience of predominately young males in the GCC is a lucrative target market with significant disposable income.
Ibrahim was an engineer in telecommunications prior to starting mrUsta. Ibrahim holds an MS in Information Systems Technology from Beykent University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University.
MrUsta is an online marketplace that connects customers to the best service providers to finish their personal jobs – whether it’s to paint your home, fix a car, plan a birthday party or to learn how to make sushi. Customers post jobs and within minutes receive offers from qualified service providers. They can assess profiles, see reviews and compare prices before making the right choice.
Precinct Partners was impressed with the efficiency of mrUsta’s marketplace in connecting customers with qualified service providers in many categories. The marketplace is valuable to both parties as it provides price and quality transparency to customers while giving service providers an attractive channel to gain high quality
Mona was a co-founder and VP of marketing of Bayt.com, the most successful online job search engine in the Middle East prior to starting Mumzworld. Mona holds a BS from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mumzworld.com is the premier, trusted and definitive source for all things mother, baby and child offering customers access to a comprehensive catalogue of thousands of childcare and maternity-related items from hundreds of world-class brands, delivered to any doorstep. The site, covering both English and Arabic, empowers mothers to search, compare and buy from the convenience of their own home and ensure they make the most informed purchase decision each time, every time.
Precinct Partners was attracted to Mumzworld given its strong brand within a growing e-commerce vertical. Given the underdelveopment of e-commernce in the Middle East, strong players will continue to capture significant market share from traditional retailers.
Andres was a management consultant focusing on operational and strategic initiatives for retail and media companies prior to starting Snowe. Andres holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a Masters degree from the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Rachel was a real estate investment banker advising hotel and lifestyle clients on strategic opportunities and capital raising prior to starting Snowe. Rachel holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Snowe is a new home brand for the contemporary consumer. Snowe creates home essentials for whatever life brings – products that are designed to be used over and over, so we can all live with the exceptional every day. By using innovative technologies, and partnering with the best factories and selling directly to you, Snowe offers the same quality as top luxury brands at a much lower price.
Precinct Partners was attracted to the simplicity of the product range, the value proposition and customer-centric approach of Snowe. As urban centers continue to expand across the Unites States and various other countries, millennials will be seeking more efficient and effective ways to purchase and replenish quality home essentials without the burden of excessive choice and wastage of time. Snowe solves the problem in an elegant and straight forward manner with passionate execution.
Kunal started his career in the sports retail industry by joining the family business, and transformed the home-grown brand into a successful international sports footwear company. An MBA from INSEAD gave him global exposure and led him to seek a job outside the family as a Sales Manager at Louis Vuitton in Dubai. A year later, he started The Luxury Closet in his own apartment with his own capital and never looked back.
Kunal holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Economics and Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
The Luxury Closet is the leading Dubai-based regional online marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned luxury items, like handbags, clothes, watches and jewellery from top tier brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and Rolex. The site now features the largest luxury catalogue in the region with 15,000+ unique styles and customers from over 40 countries.
Precinct Partners saw significant potential in the resale of pre-owned luxury goods in a region where per capita spending on luxury items is amongst the highest in the world. With a strong supply base and strong demand for luxury items, The Luxury Closet’s marketplace offers a compelling alternative to those seeking to monetize their old items and those seeking to purchase new items at competitive prices.
Jon is the CEO and co-founder of yallacompare. With over 11 years of digital marketing experience in the UK and the UAE. Richards’ passion for innovative technology and industry disruption is such that, under his stewardship, yallacompare has become, by several measures, the Middle East’s leading comparison site.
Samer joined yallacompare as co-founder and COO in early 2012, when he began educating banks on the company’s service and proposition. Thanks to Samer’s efforts, yallacompare is a trusted partner among the Middle East’s leading financial institutions. Samer brings a wealth of local knowledge to the business, having worked in senior digital media sales roles regionally for close to 10 years.
Formerly known as compareit4me, yallacompare is the Middle East’s leading comparison site by employee count and share of online insurance sales. Using its platform, consumers can compare and buy insurance policies, as well as apply for bank accounts, credit cards, loans, cars and more in nine markets across the MENA region.
Additionally, yallacompare is committed to bringing more transparency to the region’s finance industry, and actively works to educate users so that financial literacy can be improved across the Middle East. The company has raised well over $9 million in venture capital funding to date.