Selected 2015

Idriss Al Rifai*

  • Current company Fetchr
  • Country United Arab Emirates

About Fetchr

Fetchr is a tech company disrupting the traditional logistics sector and providing turnkey solutions for e-commerce players, regional groups, banks, restaurants etc. Fetchr has developed industry specific solutions to tackle the delivery challenges faced in emerging markets that are experiencing a deficient address system. Fetchr’s app captures customers’ GPS location as a delivery address, eliminating the need for a physical address. Since its launch in 2012, the company has raised 52M USD in a Series A and Series B round of funding, making it the first company in the region to secure money from top Silicon Valley VC funds.

About Idriss

Idriss Al Rifai is an entrepreneur passionate about disrupting the Middle East retail market with technologies and customer-centric services that enable the growth of e-commerce in the region. Idriss has developed and optimized a last mile delivery solution specifically for the e-commerce needs and requirements in the Middle East. In 2012, Idriss founded Fetchr which has evolved to become a full end-to-end logistic solution, backed by technology, for e-commerce companies, regional players, social media sellers as well as SMBs in the MENA region. Fetchr is also the first company in MENA to raise $52M in funding to date ($11M Series A and $41M Series B), led by a top tier Silicon Valley VC, New Enterprise Associates. Idriss’s goal is to empower all deliveries through technology in emerging markets. Previously Idriss worked for MarkaVIP, a leading ecommerce player in the MENA region, where he headed the operations and built an in-house logistics department for the company to expedite deliveries. Prior to this he worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Idriss holds an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is also a Rath and Fulbright scholar and Endeavor entrepreneur.

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