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    DIFC FinTech Fund Application

    The DIFC FinTech Fund was set up to provide capital to select growth stage start-ups that have a product or solution that will positively and significantly impact the financial services sector in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. In addition to bridging the existing funding gap that currently exists, we are looking to increase deal flow while stimulating innovation and investment in the region. Ultimately, we are enabling financial inclusion in these high-potential yet highly underserved emerging markets. We are calling on innovative growth stage start-ups and entrepreneurs who have a true passion for that they do, have a tested product or solution that has experienced success in other markets, and are now looking to scale their business. It's as simple as that. If this is your story and you think you can benefit from, then we look forward to receiving your application.


    Eligibility: We would love to hear from all the dynamic entrepreneurs with big ideas out there. We just have three key questions for you before you apply and hope you can answer ‘yes’ to all of them. 1) Are you at the growth stage of your company life cycle? 2) Do you intend to or currently have a presence in the MEASA region? 3) Are you a tech firm with relevance to the financial services industry? As a priority, we are seeking out cutting-edge FinTech solutions – this could include InsurTech, Islamic FinTech, or RegTech concepts. Having said that, if you have a broader technology that can be applied to financial services sectors, such as Wealth & Asset Management, Banking or Insurance, then we would still like to hear from you. Heads up: In order to complete your application, you will need to upload a business plan. Download the below Business Plan Template and Guidelines document for an outline of the key information we are looking for, before you begin filling in the application form. - Business Plan template: https://fintechfund.difc.ae/download_file/view/31/169 - Business Plan Guidelines: https://fintechfund.difc.ae/index.php/download_file/28/0


    Application Criteria

    Industry: Fintech

    Development Stage: Growth

    Geographical Focus: Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Tunisia, Jordan, Qatar, Algeria, Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, Syria, Oman, Yemen, South Sudan, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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