Wuilt‘s online Arabic website builder (available as a SaaS platform) that was launched in 2019 helps individuals and businesses to create their websites in as little as 5 minutes. The founders; Ahmed Rostom, Mohamed Hegazy, and Mahmoud Metwaly, built the platform to enable those with little knowledge of building to create and manage their Arabic websites.
Today, Wuilt has announced that it has raised a $535,000 in seed funding from UK-based MENA Technology Fund, Saudi’s Daal VC, some angel investors, and Flat6Labs Cairo (as follow-on funding – it was part of one of Flat6Labs Cairo’s 2019 cohort).
Wuilt’s plans start from $5 a month and go as high as $15 per month. It also offers a 14-day free trial for its platform. The startup claims to be serving over 30,000 free and paying users in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Even though Wuilt is focused on Arabic, its platform supports English too.
The users can choose between pre-designed section blocks and customize the color palettes and font combinations to create their multilingual websites.
It is also in the process of launching an ecommerce enablement platform that will enable people to create their online stores (just like Shopify but in Arabic) and that is what it intends to use the fresh capital for – in addition to also spending a part to expand its presence in Saudi. About 30 percent of Wuilt’s customers are from Saudi Arabia.
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