The round was also joined by 500 Startups (Sabbar was also part of Misk500’s inaugural cohort), Derayah VC, and some ‘super angels’ from Saudi Arabia.
Founded last year by Mohamed T. Ibrahim, Abdul Rahman Al-Mudaiheem, Afnan Sherbeeni, and Sara Alshimemri, Sabbar, unlike the conventional recruitment platforms, is going after a niche but a big market. It connects gig workers with temporary work opportunities in businesses operating across retail, entertainment, and hospitality sectors. The Riyadh-headquartered startup enables these businesses to book casual staff during peak hours or high seasons, on an hourly basis, from its list of pre-qualified candidates.
Sabbar makes money by charging the businesses commission based on the hours they book. The commission varies by role, urgency fulfillment and the day of the week.
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