16. Sarwa

Date of Establishment: 2017
Headquarters: U.A.E.
Description: Online independent investment platform
Founders: Mark Chahwan, Nadine Mezher, Jad Sayegh

Sarwa is an investment and personal finance platform that provides a one-stop shop for money management. The startup has more than 180,000 registered users. Sarwa Trade, a commission-free stock trading platform, 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. Sarwa’s annual trading volume grew to $550 million in 2022, 25 times increase compared to 2021.