Founders: Ahmed Moor
The Middle East's 50 Most-Funded Startups
Rank: #29

Liwwa

Country: Jordan
Funding: $9 million
Investors: FMO, SAT Capital, 500 Startups, Chris Larsen, Edgo VC, EFG-EV, Wamda, Bank al Etihad, DASH Ventures, Silicon Badia, MVI
Founded In: 2015
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.