Joy Ajlouny is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor, with a track record of success in founding and scaling startups in the e-commerce and logistics industries. Her achievements have earned her recognition as one of the most influential businesswomen in the Middle East and put her on the map as one of The Top Female Founders Of The World.
Ajlouny’s journey began with the successful launch of Bonfaire, a San Francisco-based e-commerce platform that specialized in luxury goods. After its acquisition in 2013, Ajlouny saw an opportunity to disrupt the traditional logistics and delivery industry in the Middle East and founded fetchr a Dubai-based logistics and delivery start-up.
Ajlouny’s background in e-commerce and logistics helped her to identify the need for a more efficient and reliable delivery service in the region. Under Ajlouny’s leadership, Fetchr has grown rapidly and quickly became one of the region’s fastest-growing startups expanding into 6 countries with over 6000 employees.
The company has received numerous accolades for its innovative approach to logistics, including being named among the World Economic Forum’s 100 Arab Start-ups Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2019.
Through her leadership and vision, Ajlouny was able to raise significant amounts of venture capital for Fetchr, with a total amount of over $100 million raised in series A, B, and C funding rounds. Ajlouny made history by securing the highest funding to date of any female founder in the Middle East.
Ajlouny has graced the cover of Forbes and has made several influential lists, including Forbes Middle East’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen in 2021, Arabian Business’ 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in 2021, and CEO Middle East’s list of 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in 2020. She was also recognized as one of Arabian Business’ 50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World in 2019, and Entrepreneur Middle East’s Top 10 Businesswomen in the UAE in 2018. In 2018.
As a proud Palestinian-American, Ajlouny has demonstrated that success in the tech industry knows no borders or boundaries. Her fundraising accomplishments have made her a role model for female entrepreneurs and investors, especially in the male-dominated tech industry.
Her entrepreneurial spirit, innovative mindset, and dedication to empowering others have made her a true inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide.
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