The Middle East's 50 Most-Funded Startups
Investors: FMO, SAT Capital, 500 Startups, Chris Larsen, Edgo VC, EFG-EV, Wamda, Bank al Etihad, DASH Ventures, Silicon Badia, MVI
Platform connecting investors and small businesses for financing
Liwwa offers financing to SMEs based in Jordan and Egypt. According to the company, it has underwritten more than $45 million in loans to over 1,000 businesses, and it also owns and operates a loan marketplace that allows qualifying lenders to buy SME debt. It has raised $9 million in funding in total so far, with $6 million of that raised in 2020 alone.