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Iranian dotcoms eye foreign investment, new customers after sanctions


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

Sky's the limit: Takhfifan employees working with their laptops at the company's office in Tehran. Now that sanctions are no longer stifling the economy, Iranian ventures expect a consumer boom, with some hoping to obtain foreign partners and funding. — Reuters

Sky's the limit: Takhfifan employees working with their laptops at the company's office in Tehran. Now that sanctions are no longer stifling the economy, Iranian ventures expect a consumer boom, with some hoping to obtain foreign partners and funding. — Reuters

DUBAI: Tehran-based e-commerce firm Takhfifan found it impossible to attract foreign investment when it launched in 2011 but it took only two days for a potential foreign investor to get in touch after sanctions on Iran were lifted. 

"When I was launching my company I talked to several foreign investors but none of them was interested in doing any business with Iran," the company's 32-year-old founder, Nazanin Daneshvar, said in a telephone interview. 

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