Dubai based finance comparison startup compareit4me.com named Forbes Middle East¹s 5th Most Promising Start Up
posted on Oct 20, 2015
(Dubai, October 20th 2015) With the UAE’s National Innovation Week just one month away, the financial sector is continuing to make solid headway in helping to push the region to become one of the next generation of Smart Cities.
The banks are taking the digital revolution seriously and with the continued undeniable contribution of compareit4me, who operate finance comparison websites across the Middle East, banking is becoming easier than ever.
The compareit4me group experiences year on year growth of 300 per cent, proving the impact it’s having on the industry. As recognition of this continued support offered to the banks in the Middle East, compareit4me was ranked 5th in the Most Promising UAE Based Startup category, during the launch of the Forbes Middle East “Business Leaders Inspiring the UAE” awards.
The event marked the launch of two ranking systems from the international business publication, which focus specifically on Emiratis and Dubai-based startups who are pushing the boundaries of the business world and growing internationally.
The exclusive guest list included some of the most influential UAE based entrepreneurs who are seen to be pioneering their own ventures, and further cementing the nation’s global position as an incubator of innovation and inspirational ideas. During the ceremony, held at The Waldorf Astoria on Dubai’s Palm Jumeriah on October 19th, the top 25 in both the Up and Coming Entrepreneurs and Most Promising Startups categories was unveiled.
Criteria for making it onto the list of The Most Promising UAE Based Startups which chose the UAE as the perfect place to launch their businesses, was based on revenue from 2014, investor perception, their executive team, market reach, website ranking and number of employees.
Jon Richards, compareit4me, CEO, said: “To be considered one of the top five startups in the UAE by Forbes is an amazing achievement and true honour. Our team works incredibly hard every day to help our users and this kind of recognition is the perfect reward for their continued hard work.”
The Forbes award caps a great year for compareit4me, which has been nominated for a number of awards including; Best Finance Comparison site – Middle East 2015 at the Global Banking & Finance Awards and Expat Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards.
In 2014, the company was awarded the Best Finance Comparison site accolade at the IFM Awards, as well as receiving nominations for Digital Business of the year at the Arabian Business Start Up Awards and Best Technology and Online Business of the Year at the SME Stars of Business Awards.
compareit4me.com is a UAE-based finance comparison group which was launched in 2011. compareit4me and its sister site Amwalak.com offer its users a quick and easy way to compare finance products and services from the leading banks in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt and Lebanon.