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Creating A Webstore In Few Clicks – Possible? (Dukan.pk with Monis Rahman) | Fintech

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Among the earliest tech veterans in Pakistan, Monis Rahman has been building large VC funded tech companies since 2008, his records demonstrated in the Forbes’ Ten Big Hitting Asian Businessmen Under 50. Monis created the template for new economy companies in the country and his latest venture, Dukan.pk is a platform that revolutionises e-commerce for small businesses.

On Episode 8 of #FintechandWeb3Founders series, Monis comes on our show to share about the promising Fintech landscape of Pakistan from the country’s evolution of human talent, transition to online economy, fundraising boom and the ever growing investment opportunities presented.

In Q1 of 2022, Pakistan’s massive fintech sector has raised $284m of fundings so far, an impressive number amid the global funding crisis. Our conversation saw Monis underlining how Pakistan’s fintech sector is in its nascent stage; while it might slow down this year, attractiveness will remain. Why? Pakistan is no longer viewed by investors as a risk factor but as an opportunity. It’s not just financial flows – there have been tens of millions of new online users in the past few years who have access to smartphones and the internet economy. And Pakistani talent is now flying home, leaving jobs overseas to help build technology-driven services for this changing country! 

Many topics you don’t want to miss out in this session: 

🔹 Building start-up ventures in the early stage of Pakistan’s VC market 

🔹 The evolution of human talent 

🔹 Competitive landscape of the current start-up scene

🔹 Helping the marginalised through Fintech 

🔹 Pakistan’s Fintech boom – A flash in the pan?

As Monis said,

“Pakistan’s growth is booming, and my concern is the market might not be able to get talent fast enough to fill this growth.”

Monis Rahman, Co-Founder & CEO, Dukan.pk, Chairman & Co-Founder, Finja, CEO, Rozee.pk

You can watch the sessions below on Youtube, or listen it on Apple and Spotify Podcasts.

Episode Guest

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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