Co-founders: J.C. Butler and Sim Whatley
Since its inception, Dubizzle has acquired a number of U.A.E.-based startups including Expat Wheels, Wecashanycar, Masterkey and Airlist. The platform has more than 130,000 live listings of U.A.E. properties open for sale or rental, with operations in eight countries across MENA, including Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. In January this year, the online classifieds website got fully acquired by the OLX Group, a subsidiary of South Africa-based investor Naspers, placing it at a value of $400 million. More recently, the company launched a new portal for listing off-line projects in the U.A.E., consisting of more than 350 off-plan projects, including floor plans, construction updates, 360 virtual-reality tours and payment plans.