But as we found out on our recent visit to Tehran, some tech entrepreneurs are not waiting around to find out what comes next. They’re getting started already.
Takhfifan, which means “discount” in Farsi, is an online retail startup run by Nazanin Daneshvar.
The tech venture is a lot like an Iranian version of Groupon. Takhfifan brokers steep discounts with a variety of Tehran retailers on everything from sunglasses to candy to knock-off Starbucks mugs.
Consumers order online, and they appear to love the deals: Daneshvar’s startup has seen 100-percent annual growth."
Read article by Marco Werman and Matthew Bell from PRI.