Dabchy, a Tunisian startup specialized in fashion that is co-founded by Ameni Mansouri, Oussama Mahjoub, and Ghazi Ketata. When it was first established, the platform was made simple only in four days. Later, after a year and a half, a new version of Dabchy platform was launched with a better design. The idea behind the platform was when one of the co-founder, Ameni Mansouri, realized there was a Facebook group consists of women who sold clothes. She was inspired to start her own fashion startup even though she had no technical background. One day, she told her friend about it who later created a simple version of Dabchy platform for her.
a Tunisian Fashion Platform, Dabchy via menabytes.com Currently, Dabchy platform has approximately 400,000 registered users who sell clothes across three MENA countries, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. Mansouri said that there is a 30% increase in transactions every month, with its Android app having been downloaded over 100 000 times.
Before Mansouri started the startup, she worked a stable job in Paris. But, she took a risk by quitting her job and went back to Tunisia to start her own startup.
“…When you launch a start-up, it’s like running a marathon. You don’t necessarily have to be the first to reach the finish line, but you must have the endurance to never give up,” Mansouri said.
Mansouri said the Dabchy has facilitated more than 100 000 transactions to date. The startup employs 11 employees. “Our ambition is to become the number one fashion marketplace in the region and to empower a new generation of women to become micro-entrepreneurs by creating their own businesses online and to take a lead role in sustainability,”.
Mansouri told Ventureburn that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused startup is particularly focused on expansion in Egypt and Morocco.
Dabchy is the first Tunisian and African startups to have been selected to join European fashiontech incubator Look Forward by Showroomprivé in Paris.