Samir Kasmi

Fintech Entrepreneur and Investor

I am a passionate Fintech entrepreneur and investor and believe that every individual and every company should have access to basic financial services. I started my career in banking. I have worked with international banks such as ABN Amro and Societe Generale and mainly covered emerging markets such as the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

During that time, I realized that startups and SMEs with good business were struggling to access financing, which in any country poses a real hurdle to economic and employment growth. Together with Bruno Gremez, we decided to start our own financial advisory business based in Dubai to help companies raise capital. With CT&F we have successfully closed several transactions, often in difficult environments such as the financing of a greenfield power plant in Iraqi Kurdistan, which helped meet the growing demand for power in this region and improve the life of local people. More details

However, we still experienced difficulties with banks when companies didn’t meet their strict criteria and decided to set up Smart Fintex in order to develop and invest into Fintech projects that increase and improve customers’ access to key financial services. One of the projects that Smart Fintex is currently actively developing is Fincluziv.

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