41. Sarwa

Total funding: $25 million
Online independent investment platform
Founders: Mark Chahwan, Nadine Mezher, Jad Sayegh
Nationality: Canadian, Lebanese, French
Investors: Mubadala Investment Company, 500 Startups, Kuwait Projects Company (Holding)-KIPCO, Shorooq Partners, Middle East Venture Partners
Headquarters: U.A.E.
Date of establishment: 2017

Sarwa is an investment and personal finance platform that provides a hybrid model with access to on-demand investment experts and a customer support team. The startup employs 50 people and has more than 100,000 registered users. Sarwa Trade is a commission-free stock trading platform that allows investors to trade on all U.S. exchanges with zero-transfer fees for local AED accounts, while Sarwa Crypto is a crypto-trading service where users can buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Sarwa Invest is a hands-off auto-investing service with customized passive globally diversified portfolios.