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Tech Startup FOODICS Launches A US$100m Micro Loan Fund To Support SMEs
Tech Startup FOODICS Launches A US$100m Micro Loan Fund To Support SMEs
● Foodics Capital Fund set to further help small business owners post Covid-19
● Foodics partnered with Maalem Financing for the Fund set to revolutionize SME lending
● Micro loans are Shariah-compliant and focused on helping restaurants expand faster
 
27 October 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:   FOODICS, the F&B and Retail tech startup based in Saudi Arabia, officially announced today the launch of FOODICS CAPITAL, its micro lending arm. 
 
The tech start-up, which offers an all in one restaurant management platform helping restaurant owners run their business, has announced it has raised US$100 million (SAR 375m) to further support Saudi F&B merchants post Covid-19 through Shariah-compliant micro loans.
Ahmad Al-Zaini, Co-Founder and CEO commented, “With cash flow being a critical pain point for small business owners right now, we wanted to be able to offer them a one stop shop that also covers their finance needs and enables them to accelerate their growth rate.”
 
Abdullah Tahboub, FOODICS’ CFO added, “This fund is set to revolutionize SME lending, as it will enable faster and more flexible lending than most of the lending facilities in the region. Our application process is indeed straight forward, as all is completed online on our platform, with the initial approval to be granted within as little as 24 hours and final approval in 7 days. FOODICS CAPITAL is able to extend loans from US$5,000 (SAR 18,750), up to US$133,000 (SAR 500,000) as and when needed by small businesses.”
 
In order to launch the fund, FOODICS CAPITAL partnered with the KSA-based Maalem Finance, leading provider in Shariah-compliant consumer and SME financing. The Product has received the full SAMA (Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority) approval. Phase 1 will primarily benefit existing FOODICS customers, who are pre-qualified, and will then be rolled out more widely in KSA before year end.
Al-Zaini concluded, “A finance offering was always part of our vision, in order to offer a true one stop platform for owners to manage their business. FOODICS is indeed very proud to now allow merchants to finance their working capital by giving them access to Shariah-compliant micro loans through FOODICS CAPITAL, staying true to our objective of always bringing more value to our customers and making their lives easier.”
 
FOODICS has so far successfully serviced over five thousand customers and processed over a billion orders through the Foodics platform, totaling about US$200m (SAR750m) monthly in GMV transactions in 2020 and catering to over 10,000 F&B outlets. Having already established a strong presence in KSA and the UAE since its inception in 2014, Foodics entered Egypt last month, whilst also in the process of closing its series B funding round.

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Posted on : Tuesday, October 27, 2020  10:57:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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