Gulf Business

$1m seed funding round

- Droppy was founded in 2018. It has recently secured a

experienci­ng a huge increase in online sales. The recent pandemic has pushed a lot of people to buy products online. Therefore, following an increase in demand, more entreprene­urs entered the e-commerce space.

On the other hand, the Middle East is still relying on cash-ondelivery payments. Hence, in this complex market, we want to offer our help. We are developing a new solution to offer cash-on-delivery solutions and advance warehousin­g to the e-commerce stores we help in the region.

What can we expect from uDroppy this year?

Following two years of uncertaint­y, we believe that from 2022 we can go back to normal growth patterns. We know [our customers] need to establish a stronger presence in the countries where they sell the most. They need warehouses and last-mile delivery there to ship fast and compete with Amazon. We have created the best product for them and we are going to release it. It’s going to be a game-changer.

What are some of the toughest lessons you’ve learned about being an entreprene­ur?

Being an entreprene­ur means there will be ups and downs. One day you are on the top of the world, the next you are questionin­g everything you did. Also, hope for the best, but be ready for the worst. I’ve realised that you should create a good team because it’s not an easy journey, and you’ll need smart people who buy into your vision. I’ve also understood the importance of networking.

My advice to someone starting: have a big vision, create a strong team and meet with as many people as possible.

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