24. Lean Technologies*

Date of Establishment: 2019
Headquarters: Saudi Arabia
Description: Open banking platform
Founders: Hisham Al-Falih, Aditya Sarkar, Ashu Gupta

Lean is an open banking technology service provider that connects companies to their users’ bank accounts to initiate instant payments and retrieve account information. Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, it has offices in the U.A.E., Egypt, and London. Lean has over 100 clients, including Binance, e&, Careem, Al Futtaim, and Tabby. In January 2022, the startup raised $33 million in a Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India.