Kuwaiti coffee delivery app COFE has raised $10 million in Series B funding, which it will use to grow in existing markets and expand into new markets including Egypt and Turkey.
The company, launched in Kuwait in 2018 and developed in the USA, raised the funds from Kuwaiti investment house Al Imtiaz Investment Group.
“The funds will be used to support vendor and customer acquisition in its existing operational markets including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the UK as well as expansion in Egypt and Turkey,” COFE said in a statement.
The company will also use the funds to hire and build specialised teams and launch new products for its partner vendors and baristas, it said.
The COFE app offers coffee shop deliveries as well as selling coffee machines, accessories, merchandise and beans to coffee connoisseurs.
The global coffee market is valued at $380 billion, with the MENA region accounting for $44 billion, which gives a ‘significant opportunity’ for the brand, COFE said.
(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Daniel Luiz)
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