Founders: Mark Chahwan, Nadine Mezher, Jad Sayegh
The Middle East's 50 Most-Funded Startups
Rank: #28

Sarwa

Country: U.A.E.
Funding: $9.9 million
Investors: KIPCO, ADQ, DIFC, 500 Startups ,Shorooq Partners, Hambro Perks, MEVP, Vision Ventures, SANED Equity Partners, Hala Ventures, WAIN Dubai, Phoenician Funds, VSQ Capital
Founded In: 2017
Online independent financial advisor

Sarwa is a fully-digitized financial advisory platform. The firm was founded in 2017 after being accepted into the Fintech Hive at DIFC and has since registered over 10,000 users as of January 2020. Earlier this year, the startup secured $8.4 million in funding from investors including KIPCO and 500 Falcons by 500 Startups in California, bringing its total funding since its launch to $9.9 million. The company’s investment committee is composed of experts with experience from Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs