The Wall Street Journal
United States of America
Palestinian Startup Souktel Matches Job Seekers, Employers Via Mobile
December 27, 2012
If Sadara Ventures has anything to do with it, turmoil in the Middle East may be partly eased by for-profit technology ventures in 2013.
The Palestinian venture firm has invested about $1 million in Souktel, a mobile tech venture that matches job seekers and employers via basic mobile phone technology, VentureWire has learned.
Souktel's founder and investors say the company can help alleviate dire economic situations for many families and help local businesses find qualified talent in areas of conflict including the West Bank, where it may be hard to draw recruits.
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