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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, 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,, Chairman & Co-Founder, Finja, CEO,

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

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Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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