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Mr Usta on CNN

CNN Marketplace Middle East promotes Mr Usta's success story and entrepreneur ecosystem of Dubai and the UAE. Mr Usta is one of the best startups in Dubai creating business leads for SMEs and finding best services to UAE residents.

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Ibrahim Colak interview with Make It Happen - Spencer Lodge

Most, if not all successful businesses, start with an idea to find a solution to a problem. In this interview, Spencer Lodge finds that's exactly the case with Ibrahim Colak, former Engineer turned award-winning entrepreneur, and his award-winning startup, Mr Usta! Once again Spencer sits down to chat with another Entrepreneurial Bada$$. This time he talks with Ibrahim Colak, nominated as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the UAE, nominated as Arabian Business startup of the year ( Mr Usta) AND Entrepreneur of the year, one of Forbes top 100 startups in the Middle East, and winner of the Admin App of the year award....whew, I'm tired from typing all of those accolades!


Cloud-powered marketplace cuts IT operational costs by 65%

Trailblazing start-up Mr Usta has streamlined how service providers (Ustas) and customers connect in the UAE. The online marketplace has allowed service providers to promote their businesses online. Customers can also post job requests (plumbing, carpentry, AC repair, etc.) and connect directly with businesses that provide the service. At the heart of Mr Usta’s platform is the desire to use the latest cloud technology for market-leading results.


A woman's tale: working as a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated world

Standing on stage at an event in Abu Dhabi to celebrate International Women 's Day, Dunia Othman was quizzed by members of the mainly female audience on why, out of all of the opportunities open to her, she chose to male-focused name for her product and even put a prominent moustache in her logo.

" Mr Usta, the name chosen for the business I co-founded, is simply driven by the fact that the online platform we've started provides services by handymen. Usta(d) in Arabic means a master, guru, craftsmen and the majority of workers in this field are men," Othman, the co-founder of the online marketplace, told the audience at an INSEAD business school event in March.


Top 100 Startups In The Arab World 2018

We made it again, for the second year in a row, to the top 100 startups in the Arab World by  Forbes Middle East!

50 UAE Startups To Watch

No.5 in the 50 startups to watch list by Forbes Middle East! 


Revealed: Mr Usta is in Top 10 entrepreneurs in the GCC 2017

Over the course of the past four years, Ibrahim Colak and Dunia Othman have changed the face of home services with their company Mr Usta. Founded by the duo after a frustrating experience with a faulty air conditioning unit, Mr Usta is a platform for finding home service providers. Helping customers find the right people for their various jobs, and giving providers a means of pitching for particular work, the website features around 6,000 tradespeople across 250 categories, with jobs totaling a reported Dhs30m ($8.2m) happening through the portal per year – growing at 20 per cent per month.


4 Best Maid Services Apps of Dubai Which Are Must Download For Your Smartphone

Yet another best in class app which helps you to find the best maid services in the city of gold: Dubai. You will be able to find the best services through this app as it is the class service provider platform. Be it any kind of services such as the painting of your home or related to cooking new recipe of your choice, planning for your birthday party or any other service you require like the fixing of your car when it breaks down. You can get the best services you need in whole UAE. The main categories of this app includes home services like cleaning of house, plumbing, handyman, carpentry services, auto services, building and construction oriented services and many more like the moving services, entertainment services such as the wedding, photography, business services, etc.

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إذا أعجبك الفيديو لا تبخل بإعطائه 👍 , ولاتنسى الاشتراك بالقناة وتفعيل زر الجرس ليصلك كل جديد


العالم يفسحُ الطريقَ للمرءِ الذي يُعرفُ إلى أين هو ذاهب، هكذا وصفَ الفلاسفة الإنسان الذي يرفضُ الاستسلامَ للفشل، ويصرُ على النجاح، اليوم نرى شباباً عاطلاً ينتظرُ الوظيفة..ونساءً يائسات يشكينَ الفراغ .. ووسطَ هؤلاء تظهرُ ثُلة من الشباب اقتحموا بيئةَ الجمود ليطلقوا مشاريعَ خاصة بهم وسطَ توفرِ الفرصِ الجيدة لبيئةٍ حرة مرنة..بالرغمِ من التحديات التي تقفُ أمامهم بدءا من الحصولِ على فكرةِ مشروعٍ صغير ومربح مرورا إلى التخطيطِ و التنفيذ ، وصولا إلى تحقيقِ النتائج المنشودة.

أخبار منوعة - مستر أسطه سوق إلكتروني لإيجاد مزودي خدمات عالية الجودة

خدمات أحسن لحياة أفضل ... هو شعار شركة مستر أسطه MrUsta المتخصصة في تقديم أسرع و أفضل الخدمات المنزلية بأقل التكلفة و أقل الوقت لجعل الحياة أسهل و أسعد.
أخبار الآن التقت بدنيا كولك Dunia colak المديرة التنفيذية لشركة مستر أسطه و قالت ان ما يميز  مستر أسطه عن باقي الشركات أنها تسمح لمستخدميها التواصل بشكل مباشر مع مزوِّدي الخدمات
من دون تدخل من إدارة الشركة.     مستر أسطه هو سوق للتجارة الإلكترونية لسكان دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة لإيجاد مزودي خدمات عالية الجودة استنادا إلى ملاحظات العملاء موثوق ودرجات التقييم. الجميع يريد سهولة الوصول إلى جودة الخدمة في حياتهم اليومية. ولكن عندما يكون لديك تسرب المياه في المنزل كيف تجد سباك؟ دعوة صديق ؟، جوجل؟ ولكن لا أحد يستطيع أن يضمن نوعية. لا تظن لها عظيم أن تكون قادرة على العثور بسهولة على مزود خدمة المتبادلين وتكون مريحة تقديمهم إلى منزلك؟

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ShortList App Awards 2016 - The Winners

Life Admin App of the Year - Mr Usta


13 Tech Startups From The United Arab Emirates You Need to Know About in 2017

Mr Usta fulfills a widespread, critical need of most UAE residents: quality home services. Instead of having to pay unqualified service people for poor quality work, the startup allows users to search through a range of service providers, read reviews, and compare prices to select the best professional for the job.

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Founded In The Family: The Couple Behind Mr Usta On How They Make It Work

Set up   in 2014, Mr Usta is an online portal connecting   UAE residents with service providers such as plumbers, painters, cleaners etc. Customer growth since launch has been over 500%, they claim. In October 2016, it raised $750,000 in a pre-series A round.

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100Tech.co Interview with Ibrahim Colak of Mr Usta

An Exclusive Interview with Ibrahim Colak of Mr Usta

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Startup Emirates: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups In The UAE In One Infographic

All of the companies in our infographic are based in the Emirate of Dubai. Collectively, these companies have raised approximately $2.3B

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Mr Usta on Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio

Mr Usta competition on The Kris Fade Show on the Virgin Radio Dubai was full of action and fun. We’re astonished at the number of DIY disaster stories in the UAE. And thanks to Kris Fade we can’t stop singing the jingle ... Mr Usta bring it back to me


Mr Usta on Saba7 Il Khair Ya Arab show on MBC

# Mr Usta Founder and CMO Dunia Othman on MBC Saba7 Il Khair Ya Arab show explaining Mr Usta concept. Her valuable advise to future entrepreneurs is to “Take the Risk”. صباح الخير يا عرب


Mr Usta on Dubai TV Money Map Show

Dubai TV Money Map show promoted Mr Usta on 24.10.2015. Watch this video to learn more about Mr Usta concept, founders and future plans


Mr Usta on Payfort

The Entrepreneur of the Month Dunia Othman from Mr Usta. She shares some insight on the evolving world of smart outsourcing and how new startups are changing the way we shop for service providers


Mr Usta on Dubai Eye 103.8 Radio Drive Live Show - Industry Insider with Ibrahim Colak

Our Industry Insider this week is Ibrahim Colak - the Co-Founder and CEO of Mr Usta. He joins us and share what Mr Usta means and how it started

Mr Usta on Dubai Eye 103.8 Radio

The podcast of Mr Usta CEO Ibrahim Colak live on Dubai Eye 103.8 ‪The Ticket‬ show at Gitex Technology Week

Mr Usta App Review on Dubai Eye Drive Live Show

Mr Usta mobile app reviewed on Dubai Eye Drive Live show. Listen to know more how you can easily find a plumber, painter, mechanic, moving company or any other services in Dubai, abu Dhabi or all over the UAE


Entrepreneur of the week: Ibrahim Colak

Read what our Founder and CEO, Ibrahim Colak had to say about how he started Mr Usta and the learnings along the way

Two Nominations for Arabian Business StartUp Awards 2017

Startup of the Year: Mr Usta
Entrepreneur of the Year: Ibrahim Colak - Founder and CEO

Mr Usta secures AED 2.75 million pre-series A funding

Mr Usta, an online services marketplace launched in Dubai by Ibrahim Colak and Dunia Othman, has successfully closed a AED 2.75 million pre-series A funding round.

Investors include Precinct Partners,  Millennial Partners & Co., and angel investors from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This comes on the heels of its AED 1.2 million seed funding in August 2015. The financing will be used to accelerate growth, to expand the platform to key regional markets, and to hire new team members.

Entrepreneurs of the Week: Dunia Othman and Ibrahim Colak, founders of Mr Usta

" Mr Usta, rests on a win-win model for all stakeholders involved - small service providers struggling to reach more customers coupled with UAE residents in desperate need of their services.
Following the closure of their seed fundraising round in September 2015, the Mr Usta team was able to release a new version of the website with new iOS and Android applications, which were downloaded more than 2,500 times in the first two months.
The platform lists a few thousand home service providers – described by the co-founders as ‘Ustas’ – in various categories, with each profile containing not only the contact information and location, but also the reviews and ratings posted by previous customers."

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Start-up of the Year 2015: Mr Usta.com

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014: Ibrahim Colak

Dubai start-up closes $353k in financing

"A Dubai-based online marketplace that connects service providers with clients in need has raised AED 1.3 million ($353,934) in seed financing."

Get in the Ring for investment opportunity

"Together with her husband and two partners, Dunia Othman, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Mr Usta, has developed an online business directory of local service providers which also offers a service rating system accessible through mobile devices and PCs."


How to get the best deal on an annual maintenance package for your UAE home

"Aside from the peace of mind that annual maintenance packages can give in times of emergency, preventive measures can help avoid future problems. Buying an annual maintenance contract for your home is a bit like regular servicing for your car. Perhaps your car is running smoothly, but you should still periodically change the oil and check everything from your engine to your brakes and tyres. “Annual maintenance contracts are the same,” says Ibrahim Colak, founder and chief executive of UAE online service marketplace Mr Usta. “Maybe there are very minor problems that can be fixed and you get it done, so you don’t pay more later when it becomes a major problem.”

Need a plumber or a handyman? These online service shops have the answer

"It may not have been top of the business plan, but Ibrahim Colak can now cite rescuing a drone from a tree as a service offered via his online marketplace.

Changing light bulbs wasn’t either, but it is another domestic drama MrUsta has helped to solve.

The company is part of a wave of online platforms linking professional services, such as plumbers, electricians – and men with ladders –to residents seeking reliable home service providers."

SME profile: online site helps you find best usta in the UAE

"In October 2013, Dunia Othman and Ibrahim Colak cut short their honeymoon in Crete to pitch their idea for a technology start-up to Afkar, a digital business incubator. Their idea was to launch a new online marketplace to link tradespeople – from painters to martial arts instructors – with UAE residents."


Startup Mr Usta Offers A MENA-based Platform For Your Service Needs

"It’s not too hard to see what makes Mr Usta so appealing to its 350-odd client base. Let’s put it this way: if you’ve ever had to frantically search your contact list or ask friends for recommendations of a maintenance company after one of the pipes in your apartment bursts, Mr Usta can come to the rescue."

Energizing The Ecosystem: The UAE's Saud Al Nowais Sees Your Startup As The Next Big Thing

“I like Mr Usta a lot; Ibrahim [Colak] is a great entrepreneur.”

We Got Funded: Startup Mr Usta Raises AED2.75 Million In Funding Round

"More than ever, quality in the service industry is essential, and the UAE-based Mr Usta , an online marketplace for consumers to find and book service providers founded in 2013, has strived to accomplish this- and now, investors have taken notice.."

مستر أسطه تحصل على تمويل 2.75 مليون درهم – تعرف على التفاصيل

"أعلنت شركة “مستر أسطه” Mr Usta عن حصولها على 2.75 مليون درهم إماراتي، من كلِ من “بريسينت بارتنرز” Precinct Partners، و”ميلينيال بارتنرز أند كو”Millennial Partners & Co، إلى جانب مستثمرين أفراد من السعودية ومصر، لم يتم الكشف عن هويتهم."


10 Of The Best Start Ups In Dubai Right Now

Mr Usta was born out of a desire to provide everyone with an easy way to find quality trades people on the basis of customer feedback. Seems like a simple one, this is the one you need because you never know when it will come in handy! Founder - Ibrahim Colak"


Meet the disrupters

"A smart UAE will depend on how today’s new businesses integrate technology into their operations. GN Focus profiles a few national and expatriate innovators and examines how they’ve gotten off the ground"

UAE tops Gender Progress Index in GCC

"Dunia Othman, 36, Iraqi, co-founder and chief marketing officer, Mr Usta

An entrepreneur with a mix of marketing, business management and engineering experience, Othman is the mother of a five-month-old baby and has had a tough time working as a young software engineer abroad due to her gender. Today, although she is a co-founder of her company, she said she still has to constantly prove herself."


Growth in the service provider Mr Usta as they get more funding

Mr Usta secured a pre-Series A round of 2.75 million Emirati dirhams (US$750,000) this week.

Investors include regional investors Precinct Partners, Millennial Partners & Co, along with angel investors from Saudi Arabia and Egypt. They are looking to close a Series A round in 2017.

From plumbers to cake decorators, can Mr Usta provide the quick fix for Dubai's expats?

"While sitting at the Business Development table during Mix N’ Mentor Dubai, two entrepreneurs caught my attention: Ibrahim Colak and his wife Dunia Othman, the cofounders of Mr Usta, an online marketplace in UAE that links residents with different service providers."

How UAE’s Mr Usta raised an unexpected $351K

"When Ibrahim Colak, founder of UAE service providers platform Mr Usta, attended a networking event at Dubai’s In5 innovation center, he didn’t expect it to lead to a seed investment of $351,000."


In5: Enabling Innovation

"Ibrahim Colak, founder of MrUsta, joined In5 in January. He said the incubator took care of many difficult details for him, leaving the firm to focus on growth and innovation. “It’s not easy to be an entrepreneur in Dubai. There are renting costs and other costs, and you need networks to reach the right people,” Colak said."


Company Overview of Mr Usta

"Mr Usta provides an Internet directory of service providers in the United Arab Emirates. The company’s platform incorporates a search engine which enables potential customers to search for service providers based on name, location, or category, as well as allows past customers to rate or comment on service providers they have used. The company is headquartered in Dubai"


12 stylish things for men

"You’ve no doubt heard horror stories from mates in the UAE about dodgy removal firms and crooked maintenance staff (our favourite is the Style staffer who went home early one day to find his maid wearing his Lacoste polo shirt). MrUsta takes this game of chance out of the equation: service providers in your area are recommended on the app by fellow users."


Website alleviates headache of finding services in the UAE

"Finding quality service providers can be like trying to resolve an issue with your electricity bill. Everyone wants you to pay up and no one wants to hear about your problem . When many of us need a service, we usually head straight to sites like Dubizzle and end up spending hours scrolling through page after page of identical ads.Mr Usta is a UAE based online marketplace that simplifies the process. It uses customer ranked data to help people find services ranging from painters to cake decorators, for free (and in case you’re wondering, “usta” means master, guru, or expert in Turkish. It is also used in Iraq and the Gulf in old Arabic!)"