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The Network of UAE Entrepreneurs

May 19, 2011 5:05 by

Five years after they set up Dubai’s first e-portal for classified ads, American entrepreneurs Sim Whatley and JC Butler are looking at expansion plans that include taking over the whole MENA region. And judging from the year they’ve had, they look just about ready. By the end of last year they the Arabic version of their site, in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and the rest of the GCC and now they plan to launch a French version of the site and to launch in Northern Africa. They are an ambitious duo alright: Speaking to the National, co-founder Whatley said, “We’re hoping within two years to be number one in at least 80 percent of the countries. We want to stay focused on our number one goal, which is to be the largest classified site in the region, and we want to do that in the next three years.”

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