Brate, a Beirut, Lebanon-based platform to find local products and services, raised $400k in seed financing.
A NY based backer made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow to grow its user-base in current markets, continue expansion in the Middle East and North African region, introduce all-new consumer platforms, launch Brate for Businesses across 15 markets, invest in the team and create strategic partnership.
Led by Shadi Tabbar, Brate allows users to find products and services near them by adding location to search results. Once users find what they’re looking for, they can either connect with businesses online using call-to-action buttons such as “Shop now”, or choose to visit the nearest offline store selling those products using map directions.