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What are The Hottest Emerging Countries for Fintech Investing? | (With Dave Nangle from VEF) | Fintech

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💥 We just concluded our super fun and insightful session about investing in Fintech across emerging markets with Dave Nangle, managing director of VEF! Backed by some of the largest investment companies such as Fidelity Investments and Wellington Management, VEF is a permanent capital vehicle focusing on Fintech businesses across the emerging world, providing their investors with great access to the fast growth private Fintech space.

In this episode hosted by Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar, we learned from Dave about VEF as a leading permanent capital vehicle for Fintech investors, his outlook of different emerging markets across MENA and the company’s investment approach to building a successful Fintech portfolio! Topics you will hear:

🔹 Switching from banking to private equity
🔹 What is a permanent capital vehicle (PCV)?
🔹 Attractive Fintech companies and emerging markets
🔹 Outlook on the MENA Fintech market
🔹 How long will the current shakeout in fintech and VC investing last?

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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