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Building an online classified company in Kuwait, with Tarek Sakr

Startup Confessionals

Entrepreneurship

Today’s episode is with Tarek Sakr, a seasoned CEO and tech entrepreneur with a proven track record of innovation, disruption and changing the status quo across the region.

After a successful career in finance, Tarek followed his passion for tech and successfully founded and grew the top 2 online marketplaces in Kuwait, Q8Car and 4Sale.

4Sale is the leading online classifieds platform in Kuwait, where over a million monthly active users connect to buy and sell anything. 4Sale is available on the web, Google Play and App Store.

We talk about:

✅ How he started his business when the technology and startup ecosystem in the Middle East was almost non-existent
✅ Why he decided to build his first business in Kuwait
✅ What motivates him to continue even in the face of challenges and adversity
✅ Why he did not take funding, and instead choose to focus on building his product and offering
✅ How the pandemic impacted his business
✅ Why HR and Hiring is the most important focus point for him now

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