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How to Become the App Store of Payments (Magnati with Ramana Kumar) | Fintech

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Our 13th guest on the #FintechandWeb3Founders series is Ramana Kumar, CEO of Magnati, who shares with us his vision of building an app store for payments with Magnati where customers and merchants can find multiple solutions within one platform.

The insightful discussion along with our host, Ronit Ghose touched upon making payments in the Metaverse, what it takes to be an app store of payments, and the role of the UAE regulators in embracing Fintech. Magnati’s launch of the Middle East’s first Metaverse marketplace is part of its vision of ‘Experiential E-commerce’, a new virtual retail world. Magnati’s metaverse platform is fully integrated with traditional payment rails and gateways to facilitate transactions. It is opening up ways for online retailers to reach their customers in a fully immersive experience through virtual stores. Meanwhile, users are able to experiment, pick up and purchase products in a realistic, multi-dimensional environment.

In this session, Ramana talked further in details about this exciting new realm of commerce and the Fintech payments market, with several highlights:

🔹The evolution of payments 

🔹The future of ‘Experiential Commerce’ 

🔹Payment rails on the Metaverse and AI-based lending

🔹Role of regulators in embracing Fintech

To discover what experiential e-commer means and how Magnati will facilitate this trend through its leading payment solutions, tune in this episode now!

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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