FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

The UAE Advantage: How Blockchain Startups Thrive in the Region | (with Saqr Ereiqat, Crypto Oasis)

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Join us for an exciting podcast as we explore the thriving world of blockchain startups in the UAE with Saqr M. Ereiqat, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Crypto Oasis. Discover how the UAE’s unique advantages provide entrepreneurs with a competitive edge in the industry.

Crypto Oasis, a leading company in the region, plays a vital role in supporting blockchain startups and driving innovation. We’ll delve into the range of initiatives and services offered by Crypto Oasis, acting as a catalyst for growth in the blockchain sector.

The UAE boasts a diverse and highly skilled talent pool, attracting experts from various fields. We’ll shed light on how the country’s commitment to education and innovation fosters a thriving community of blockchain professionals, creating an ideal environment for collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

In this episode, gain insights into:

  • UAE offers lucrative opportunities and a rich talent pool for blockchain startups.
  • Understand the concept of a crypto-oasis and its embodiment in the UAE.
  • Gain insights into the future of the blockchain and crypto ecosystem.

Don’t miss this insightful podcast as we uncover the secrets of blockchain entrepreneurship in the UAE. Gain valuable insights into the initiatives of Crypto Oasis and discover how their contributions have propelled numerous startups to success.

Episode Guest

Saqr Ereiqat

Co-Founder & Managing Director of Crypto Oasis

Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat is the Co-Founder / Managing Partner of Crypto Oasis Sentio, the ecosystem investment structure of Crypto Oasis. He is also the Co-Founder of Riddermark, a boutique advisory firm that invests and grows fintech, blockchain, healthtech, and govtech solutions. A thirteen-year veteran of IBM in Middle East and Africa, he is the former Head of Public Sector Consultancy in Dubai, where is recognized as a pioneer in enterprise blockchain, being a co-author of the first IBM blockchain for government methodology and helped define the official government blockchain strategy of Dubai.

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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