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#50 The Mindset Ft. Joy Ajlouny, Co-Founder, Fetchr

Startup Garage (Powered By Microsoft For Startups)

Businesswoman, serial entrepreneur and advisor, Joy Ajlouny is a powerhouse of the startup ecosystem. Born and raised in California to Palestinian refugees, Ajlouny has built a reputation for her success in startups and ventures worldwide, all the while aggravating the status quo of women in business. In 2015 Joy Ajlouny co-founded Fetchr, the Silicon Valley-backed tech company that was created to tackle the Middle East’s “no address” issue, which has been long been a hindrance to growth in emerging markets. She facilitated $52 million in initial investments in Fetchr, as well as $41 million in a Series B round in 2017. The company now successfully operates in five countries with a 3500-person staff and was dubbed the number one startup in the Middle East by Forbes.In this episode, Joy talks about the mindset required for being a successful founder, to raise money and the various facets of managing investor expectations.

35mins

1 Mar 2022

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How-to Save and Invest with Joy Ajlouny

Live beautifully

Serial entrepreneur, business woman, motivational speaker and advisor, Joy Ajlouny has built a reputation for her success in startups and ventures worldwide, all the while disrupting the status quo of women in business.  Indigo Living UAE presents On the Couch. Each week, together with our host, Rosemin Madhavji, we bring you inspiring stories of trailblazing women from entrepreneurs and startups to business leaders across the region. #LiveBeautifully​​  Instagram @indigo_living_uae

31mins

4 May 2021

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How I Raised Over $100M For My Business Ventures With Joy Ajlouny

Women Power Podcast with Wafa Alobaidat

In this inspiring episode with Joy Ajlouny, we relish in Joy’s story and how she leads with power and aims to break the stereotype surrounding women and not letting it affect your goals and beliefs. Everything from having thick skin, to becoming a great pitcher and showing investors your clear path to profitability.Joy talks about her journey in the tech industry, her transition from fashion to logistics and why the biggest investment is to rely on yourself. She shares what it’s like starting from scratch, raising funds for a startup to success and walking away from it to start afresh and with more assertiveness and conviction guided by her own experiences of struggles and a hard reality of unpleasant situations. Joy talks about finding hope in meaningful work that she believes is dormant in all women.She is enigmatic, bold and a woman that knows what she wants, she dreams of building a billion dollar venture capital and is shining with every step she takes towards her goal as one of the most successful entrepreneurs to have come out of this region. Don't miss out on her episode, link bio!Joy Ajlouny is an entrepreneur and founder of two startups whose influence in business and entrepreneurship has spanned the globe. Joy was the co-founder of Fetchr, a Silicon-Valley backed Technology Company based in Dubai aimed at solving the "no-address" problem hindering growth in emerging markets. Fetchr uses patented technology allowing people to use their mobile phone's GPS location as their address.  Prior to Fetchr, Joy founded Bonfaire, an e-commerce discovery platform for luxury footwear and accessories. While only 2.7% of venture capital funding has been raised by women, Joy has successfully raised funds for two startups from the most prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firms. This puts her in the top 1% of female entrepreneurs. As A Self-Made Woman In The Industry, Ajlouny Is Passionate About Encouraging And Investing Knowledge Into The Young Women Of Tomorrow.

36mins

23 Mar 2021

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AccessMENA: Joy Ajlouny

Startup Sweden

About fundraising, being a venture capitalist, entrepreneurship and the "Joy effect". Joy Ajlouny is the founder of two startups. She co-founded Fetchr, a Silicon-Valley backed company based in Dubai aimed at solving the no physical address problem in emerging markets. Prior to Fetchr, Joy founded Bonfaire, an e-commerce discovery platform for luxury footwear and accessories. Bonfaire was acquired in 2013. Joy, on behalf of Fetchr, was on the cover of Forbes Magazine in the Middle East, which named Fetchr #1 startup in the region. The company has raised $100 million in funding.

27mins

17 Mar 2021

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Dubai Based Entrepreneur & Investor Joy Ajlouny

How Do They Do It?

Joy Ajlouny was told, ‘You Can’t’, and that, was the start of her journey. I hope that from my conversation with Joy Ajlouny, you stop focussing on what everybody else thinks of you, and start focussing on what You think of you. Joy is a bull in a china closet. And she makes no apologies for it. It’s what got her this far. She is direct. She is unapologetic. She is relentless. Joy Ajlouny was born and raised in New York to a super conservative Palestinian family. She Studied at the George Washington University- doing finance and economics. She made her first $100 working at a pastry shop at the age of 16. Joy has been an entrepreneur ever since she can remember, opening her first store at 23. Going on to have a chain of stores called Joy’s Then, Joy Ajlouny set up a a fashion e-commerce company called Bonfaire. Which was acquired by Moda Operandi. The group owned by LVMH. Joy Ajlouny is a serial entrepreneur who Founded two Venture-Backed startups. In 2015, Joy Ajlouny became the cofounder of Fetchr She’s a consultant for startups, and Venture Capitalists. She’s a speaker and advocate for gender equality. Joy Ajlouny has an unmatched knowledge and expertise in funding, investment, startups and marketing strategies. I say because the facts speak for themselves. To date, Joy has led the largest series B funding by a woman. Joy Ajlouny has raised over $100 million in funding. Numbers like this puts her firmly in the top 1% of women when it comes to raising funds. Period. If you’re looking for the secret sauce to success and are ready to pound the pavement in order to achieve your goals, regardless of who you are, then you’re in for a treat. ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ 🙌 Our host venue partners are Rove Hotels: https://www.RoveHotels.com 🙌 This episode is brought to you by our sponsor mDOJO https://www.mDOJO.co ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ 🔥 LEARN MORE ABOUT JOY AJLOUNY ▸https://instagram.com/JoyAjlouny ▸https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyajlouny/ ▸https://www.JoyAjlouny.us--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kevinabdulrahman/message

1hr 58mins

15 Jul 2020

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Building the Middle East's number 1 startup with Joy Ajlouny

The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation

Joy Ajlouny co-founded Fetchr in 2015 , a Silicon Valley-backed tech company that was created to tackle the Middle East’s “no address” issue, which has been long been a hindrance to growth in emerging markets. She facilitated $52 million in initial investments in Fetchr, as well as $41 million in a series B round in 2017. The company now successfully operates in five countries with a 3500-person staff, and was dubbed the number one startup in the Middle East by Forbes. Ahead of founding Fetchr, Ajlouny was the driving force and sole entity behind the e-commerce luxury fashion platform Bonfaire. Acquired by Moda Operandi––a fashion e-commerce giant owned by LVMH and Condé Nast––in 2013, just two years after its launch, this was only the start of what would develop into a long-lasting relationship between Ajlouny and the fashion industry. Ajlouny works as a consultant for fashion startups, and Venture Capitalists.

22mins

2 Jun 2020

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S1E3: Joy Ajlouny: Cofounder, Fetchr

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Joy talks about building three companies from the ground up: from signing a $10,000 lease at the age of 23 to raising $56M across her ventures. She also talks about how she always challenged the status quo, even as a child. This episode was produced by Hebah Fisher and Dana Ballout, with editorial support by Percia Verlin and Alex Atack. Sound design by Mohamad Khreizat, and fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar. Original sting composed by Ramzi Bashour. al empire is a Kerning Cultures Network production. Search ‘Kerning Cultures Network’ to hear other podcasts like this one, and follow @kerningcultures on Instagram to stay in touch!

29mins

26 Sep 2019

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Joy Ajlouny, Founder of Fetchr: Two Suitcases and a Plane Ticket to Dubai

The Silicon Valley Insider Show with Keith Koo

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo has special guest Joy Ajlouny founder and former CMO of Fetchr the largest e-commerce platform in the middle east. Joy discusses her personal journey of becoming a serial entrepreneur and how her 6 year journey to the middle east started with literally two suitcases and a plane ticket to Dubai. Fetchr became a shipping, logistics and package delivery company. On this week's Cyber-Tip, Keith goes into detail on how Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter could have his own Twitter account hacked and how you can prevent it. On the Pivot, Joy discusses how her career pivots shaped her into the person she is today and what's in store for her next. Tune in to hear more! www.svin.biz Listen Fridays 1-2pm on 1220AM KDOW Silicon Valley | San Francisco Listen and subscribe to the "Silicon Valley Insider" Podcast ahead of time to make sure you don't miss this show. First airing is 1-2pm on 1220AM KDOW Download the podcast at 2pm Friday's For questions or comments, email: info@svin.biz Be sure to subscribe and listen to the podcast. You can also listen to past podcasts here: Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/The-Silicon-Valley-Insider-Show-with-Keith-Koo-id1100209?country=us iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-silicon-valley-insider-show/id1282637717?mt=2 Android, Spotify (and iTunes): https://omny.fm/shows/the-silicon-valley-insider-show Email us at info@svin.biz or find us here: www.svin.biz https://stitchengine.drishinfo.com/index.jsp?sId=15540&source=sh Artificial Intelligence, AI, Blockchain, Big Data, Data Analytics, Cyberrisk, Information security, VC, Venture Capital, Angel Investments, Fundraising, Capital Raising, Investor, Human Rights, Technology for Good, UN SDGs, Emerging Technology, #Patreon

39mins

6 Sep 2019

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Fetchr Co-Founder Joy Ajlouny on Being a Woman in Tech | BoF VOICES

The Business of Fashion Podcast

In a deeply personal presentation at BoF VOICES, the entrepreneur behind two successful Silicon Valley ventures shares her lessons from the "double bind" of navigating her industry as a woman. To watch Joy's talk at VOICES 2018 click here.   Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

13mins

19 Apr 2019

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007: Joy Ajlouny | Fashion E Commerce Expert

On Style with Jill Siefert

Joy Ajlouny shares with us her insight to style in the Middle East and all about fashion in the online world today. Please be sure to write a review of this episode and enter to win a weekly raffle! In this episode you will learn: - Joy's fashion career spanning the globe, starting in Dubai on to New York and now in Silicon Valley. - Fashion in the online space today. - The funding process for an online venture. - What venture capitalists look for in a new fashion startup. - How to pitch to a VC. - The building of Bonfaire a luxury online accessory retail platform. Enjoy! Jill

51mins

16 May 2014