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3 Latest Announced Rounds

  • $7,000,000
    Seed

    1 Investors

    Technology, Information and Internet
    Apr 12th, 2024
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    Pre-Seed

    7 Investors

    Technology, Information and Internet
    Apr 12th, 2024
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    Seed

    4 Investors

    Software Development
    Apr 12th, 2024
$1,933.10M Raised in 90 Funding Rounds in the past 7 Days - View All

Funding Round Profile

Manara

start up
United States - ND
  • 09/05/2022
  • Pre-Seed
  • $3,000,000

Manara is a social impact startup whose mission is to unlock human potential and diversify the global tech sector while uplifting the economies of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), with a focus on Palestine and women.

We identify the top computer scientists in the region, teach them how to pass interviews, vet them, and help them find remote or on-site jobs. At Google 71% of our referrals pass on-site interviews.

Our investors include Stripe, Y Combinator, Seedcamp, Reid Hoffman, Paul Graham, and Jessica Livingston.


Related People

Iliana MontaukCo Founder

Iliana Montauk United States - Berkeley, California

--> www.manara.tech/hire-engineers if you're a tech company wanting access to top-notch talent
--> www.manara.tech/get-involved if you want to mentor, conduct mock interviews or otherwise support (women) engineers from Palestine, the Middle East & North Africa

I'm building Manara to untap human potential. We connect the top computer scientists in the Middle East & North Africa to world-class jobs, with a focus on women & Palestine.

Our referral-to-hire rate at Google is 71%. One Manara participant went from earning $16k/year to $100k/year in a matter of 4 months, working remotely from Palestine. Another would have taken a refugee boat to Europe if he hadn't discovered us; now he works for a great startup in Berlin.

I move mountains for things I believe in. Previously I bootstrapped the launch of Gaza's first startup accelerator in the midst of a war (literally) and managed talent at the largest talent marketplace in the world (Upwork).