Session: The Trend of P2P Crowdfunding in Emerging Markets.
Date: April 26, 2019, at 9:30 AM
Umar Munshi is a social entrepreneur from Singapore who started his first business at the age of 18. His entrepreneurship journey includes stints in Singapore, Jakarta, Jeddah and Kuala Lumpur, spanning various sectors including healthcare, education, Islamic finance and real estate. Umar is the founder of Malaysia-based Ethis Ventures, an Islamic Fintech Venture Builder. Flagship platform GlobalSadaqah.com, an Islamic Social Finance crowdfunding marketplace was launched in early 2018.
Munshi is also the Managing Director of Singapore-based EthisCrowd.com, an award-winning pioneer Real Estate Islamic Crowdfunding platform that brings together retail crowd-investors, larger private investors and Islamic Banks to fund Social Housing developmentsin Indonesia. The 30,000 strong EthisCrowd has invested in projects to build more than 5,000 social houses for needy families. EthisCrowd is also currently processing licenses to setup in Indonesia, Brunei and Dubai. Munshi is passionate about spreading the appreciation of Islamic Fintech as a means to create socio-economic benefit, and he enjoys speaking at events and webinars. Umar is an Islamica500 Islamic Economy influencer and the Chairman of the IslamicFintechAlliance.com.
‘Crowdfunding and Fintech for Islamic Finance is an unprecedented opportunity to create finance solutions rooted in Islamic principles, and bring sustainable and equitable development to the world.’
About Ethis Ventures
Ethis Ventures partners with, develops and operates Ethical & Islamic Crowdfunding platforms and systems in Singapore and Malaysia (and soon the world). We believe in uplifting the ummah and humanity together with EthisCrowd, our Crowdfunding community of impact investors and donors. We connect you directly to the best and most deserving campaigns, empowering you and those we fund, together.
We focus on values and outcomes. We strive to create funding flows that have a strong social impact. The universal principles enshrined in Islam permeate all that we do.