At least one in four Islamic fintech founders are ladies, according to a recent survey by the Global Islamic Fintech Report.
This is higher than the conventional fintech companies, with only 17% of founders who are female.
The survey is based on 180 companies worldwide across various sub-segments: fintechs, accelerators and incubators, consultancies, financial institutions and investors.
These companies are identified as either Shariah-compliant or are offering Shariah-compliant solutions.
The growth sectors within fintech that are expected to perform in 2020 and beyond are the P2P crowdfunding, and challenger banking sectors, with the highest growth expected in Southeast Asia.
The survey did not name the fintech companies that have female founders.
If this survey has piqued your interest, you can also read up on our interviews with other female startup founders here.
Farah Ishak is a Content Writer at Halalop. She grew up in the United Kingdom where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Management. Later, she completed her MBA and held senior-level positions in Malaysian based MNC. She left the corporate world to be with her young kids. She is passionate about issues concerning Muslim women, Startups and Muslim businesses in general.