Abu Dhabi-based home and beauty services startup Rizek has raised $3.5 million in a seed round. The investment came from Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), E-Tech Investments, Rozana Investments, and others. This new investment takes its total funding to $5 million.
Abdallah Abu-Sheikh founded Rizek in 2019. The startup enables users in the UAE & Jordan to book different types of home and beauty services through its mobile app. The startup launched its marketplace in February of this year.
Rizek offers different services including home maintenance (e.g. cleaning, plumbing, electrical works, etc.), beauty & wellness (for both men and women), healthcare, and education through its network of gig workers.
Rizek states that it aims to increase job opportunities for gig workers. The startup offers them the chance to earn service-based income through its platform. It also plans to work with freelancers and SME service providers to help them improve their skills and land more opportunities.
Founder and CEO Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, said, “Most of the big cities in the region have a service-based economy. However, the way these services are delivered happens to be outdated and costly. We at Rizek believe that the region needs an inclusive platform where customers can view all their options before commissioning the services.”
In light of current economic conditions, Rizek intends to strengthen and maintain a fair marketplace, where customers get quality services at prices that is fair both to them and the provider.
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