This May football enthusiasts across the Middle East will have the unique opportunity to participate in the business of football by investing in KooraBazar.com, the region’s only online retail shop dedicated to football products. The opportunity is spec ifically created for football loving investors looking to benefit from the fast-growing online retail market in the Middle East; the minimum investment ticket being $10,000.
“For this funding round we have followed the traditional route of venture capitalists and angel investors, but part of the round has also been reserved exclusively for football fans,” says Ghazi Ben Amor, managing director and co-founder of KooraBazar.com. The investment process will happen on one-to-one basis. “We prefer to know our investors on a personal level and we want to make sure they have a love for the game like we do. Our dream is for KooraBazar.com to be more of a community of football lovers, than just another eShop,” adds Yorgos Kleivokiotis, the other co-founder.
KooraBazar.com started its operation almost a year ago, after its first fundraising around April 2013. The Dubai-based online retailer deals in apparel, footwear and football training gear across the Gulf countries. It has signed supplier agreements with the football industries’ top brands as well many of the local UAE football clubs.