UAE fintech startup Foloosi raises $500K in a SEED funding round

Foloosi is a UAE Fintech startup facilitating consumer-to-business card payments by enabling the business to display QR code, Payment Link and API integrations for the customer to scan & pay conveniently.

Foloosi has raised a seed fund of 500k USD from existing investor Rasheed Alfalasi along with new investor Mohammed Alsuwaidi. Around four months back Foloosi has raised a pre-seed fund from Angel fund investor Rasheed Alfalasi

Foloosi was founded in 2018 and launched its product in the year 2019 that enables simple and easy way to accept, process, disburses payment solution for businesses. It helps businesses by providing payment gateway, payment link, subscriptions and POS software. Foloosi’s payment solutions can be integrated by both web and mobile applications.

Foloosi connects merchants with customers while giving an easy way to make payments. We see solid interest from businesses in the UAE for this service, with the transaction volumes reliably growing at above 40 per cent month-on-month. Transacting millions of dirham’s of sales every month was a key achievement for us as the business keeps on growing.

We have achieved one million + AED revenue rate at the end of July 2019 and 300+ businesses signed up to accept card payments and 2000+ users paid through Foloosi to partner businesses. 

We are the only startup in UAE providing many billing solutions facilities and few of them are du top up and bills, Etisalat top up & bill, FEWA, Mawaqif topup, Mawaqif fine, National bond, NOL card, Ajman direct etc.

Products of Foloosi

QR code

Retailers can accept payment easily from customers just by generating one QR code.

Payment link

Sending a payment request and get paid instantly using Foloosi’s payment link.

Payment gateway

Retailers can accept payments in their mobile app/ website with Foloosi payment gateway and customers can pay using this gateway.

Subscription

Enable recurring payment schedule, control the billing cycle and get instant alerts on subscription activity with Foloosi’s Subscriptions.

Multiple currency support

Foloosi supports 150+ currencies for international digital payments, including major currencies like USD, Euro, Pound, and INR.

Foloosi’s POS software helps to manage your business on your device. Also adjust items, manage employees, and see real time reports from anywhere.

In future, Foloosi has planned to launch a business page consisting of detailed information about the business, geo locations and customers can pay using online store without scanning.

The projected revenue was 3M AED by December 2019. The projected revenue for the upcoming year 2020 was 2.5 million AED per month.  As of now our target is GCC countries and soon we have planned to start in Saudi Arabia

Founder/CEO of Foloosi
Omar Bin Brek

“With the support of our strategic investors, we are accelerating the development of our product further in this digital world”

CTO/Co-Founder of Foloosi Mohan K

We conclude that Foloosi’s main target is to provide payment solution for all financial sectors including small, medium and large Enterprises.

UAE fintech startup Foloosi raises Pre-SEED funding

Foloosi, a UAE Fintech startup facilitating consumer-to-business card payments through several ways by enabling businesses to display QR code, share Payment Links and API integrations makes it possible to accept card payments without the need of a POS machine.

Foloosi has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-seed fund from Angel fund investor Rashed Alfalasi in May 2019.

Co-founders Omar Bin Brek and Mohan K with an in-house team of 6 has managed to get the idea off the ground and continue to serve as a valuable start-up in the UAE market.

United Arab Emirates has the highest banking penetration rate in the middle east region. Though in contrary, according to UAE central bank figures (in 2017): 75% of the whole UAE economy is based on cash transactions. Furthermore, compareit4me.com survey (2018) show that 85% of online orders are processed through cash-on-delivery option as a method of payment. Residents need more advanced and modern options in line with the UAE’s 2021 vision.

Foloosi will enable a digital economy empowerment for local businesses, operating merchants and most importantly the e-commerce sector. Foloosi will feature a wide range of advanced technological products on its modern platform – including the core function of ‘Scan to Pay’ feature, which allows a business to accept card payment by displaying QR code technology.

Just-in also, Foloosi has launched its new product ‘Point of Sale’ for small and medium sized businesses. This dedicated POS system will provide merchants a wholly complete system including digital checkout eyeing for a huge potential in the GCC market.

Foloosi enables businesses to go for a complete digital transformation including paperless receipt checkout, which helps the society become greener.

Foloosi CEO, Omar Bin Brek says…

“With the support of our strategic investors, we are accelerating the development of our products further in this digital world and this is a great opportunity to improve in the advanced technology experienced by our users”

The Investor Rashed Alfalasi says…

“I invested in Foloosi because I believe the future will be cashless and that Foloosi is one of the companies that will emerge to lead this effort because of its great team and their strong vision. With dedication and the right strategy, Foloosi can build the cashless society and will provide payment solutions that serve all kind of businesses.”

Source : https://magnitt.com/news/uae-fintech-startup-foloosi-raises-pre-seed-funding