Meet Dana Baki, The Lebanese Woman Behind One Of The Region’s Leading Startups

Dana Baki – LUNCH: ON

After leaving the U.S., finding a stable job in Dubai, and discovering new ways to start her entrepreneurial journey, Lebanese-American Dana Baki has been taking the world of innovation by storm.

Baki’s journey started after years of patience and hard work that led her to become one of the most successful businesswomen in the region!

She began her career working with a boutique financing and venture capital firm.

In 2015, her career path took a fateful turn when she joined Mohammad Al Zaben to introduce MUNCH: ON, formerly known as LUNCH: ON.

The food delivery app was inspired by Baki’s and Al Zaben’s frustration with the time spent choosing food and from where to order.

Dana Baki & Mohammad Al Zaben – About Her magazine

Since its launch, the company raised investments from prestigious sources such as Wamda Capital, Global Ventures, B&Y Ventures, Mindshift Capital, and Vision VC.

The company also nabbed the Top 100 Startups of the World Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum in 2017, and the Top 100 Most Promising Startups in the Middle East by Forbes in 2018.

That’s in addition to making it to the Top 50 Hottest Global Tech Companies by Crunchbase in 2019, as well as winning the Best Food Delivery App in the GCC by MEA Markets & UAE Business Awards in 2022.

The Lebanese-American entrepreneur, who graduated with a double major in English and Economics from the University of Michigan, also spent many years working in branding and marketing before getting an MBA from Georgetown.

The Co-Founder and COO of MUNCH: ON was also featured in well-known magazines and was recognized as Top 5 Women Founders in the UAE by SME10x and was the winner of the “She Loves Tech UAE Award Winner” in 2018.

She was also featured on Forbes’ Top 10 Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands, Top 5 Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands, and Top 20 Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands.

Now, the leading MUNCH: ON became part of Careem, which will open new doors to the Lebanese-American Dana Baki!

Related: Two Lebanese Featured On Forbes’ Women Behind Middle Eastern Tech Brands 2022

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