Amazon acquired Middle Eastern e-commerce firm, Souq.com, local powerhouses joined the race (i.e., Kingdom Holding Company driving Careem’s Series E funding), startup accelerators launched across the region, and overall investment soared.
So, at the start of 2018, the message is clear: Look to the Middle East for fintech investment opportunities, acquisitions, partnerships, inspiration and competition. And there’s no better place to start than Finovate in February.
For this launch event, Finovate has partnered with the UAE Ministry of Finance and joined UAE Innovation Month and Dubai Innovation Week. Signature 7-minute demos will remain at the core of FinovateMiddleEast 2018 with startup and established companies showcasing their latest fintech innovations live on stage.
Dorsum — A chatbot platform that improves the difficulties of customer acquisition for financial institutions.
ebankIT — An omnichannel banking platform that enhances digital transformation for banks and financial institutions.
efigence — The Insights Now! platform uses smart web analytics’ tools to arm banks and financial institutions with real-time data driven conclusions.
Munnypot — An automated online solution providing accessible and affordable investment advice for millions of people in the U.K. and overseas.
Ondot Systems — Provides mobile card services supplying financial institutions, card processors and cardholders with mobile applications for credit and debit card control.
RISQ — A financial software platform improving the effectiveness of corporate loan acquisition and customer management for commercial banks.
Wealth Migrate — A global, direct investment platform remedying the lack of direct investment products for middle class, overseas investors.
Zagtrader — An end-to-end pre-integrated framework that connects banks, brokers, asset managers, and investment banks to the ultra-complex global trading ecosystem with ease.
Additional companies will be announced over the next several weeks.