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UMT Alumnae-led Pakistani Startup Beauty Hooked Raises $280,000 Seed Funding

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Home-grown beauty services platform, Beauty Hooked, has just closed their seed funding round of $280,000 led by Fatima Ventures. Through this beauty platform, users can search, review, and book appointments at various salons and spas. The startup was founded in 2015 by Cornell grad Sahr Said along with Sidra Talha, a gold medalist from UMT. Sidra earned a Computer Science degree from UMT (2010-2014). She was one of the brightest students of the university and recipient of numerous awards for outstanding achievements.

After this seed funding round, Beauty Hooked joins the small league of Pakistani female-led startups that have raised a hefty investment. The team comprises of three co-founders, with Sidra Talha as the Chief Operating Officer. Beauty Hooked is currently operational in Lahore and is using this investment to expand nationally as well as internationally.

Given their recent closure of an expansion deal for the Qatar Market, the company is now positioned perfectly to create a truly global Pakistan-based beauty tech company. In Pakistan, when there are no other startups targeting the beauty industry, Beauty Hooked is a lone warrior and is capitalizing on the situation with their excellent marketing and development strategy.

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