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FinTech debt as an asset class September 11, 2021

Guest content on FinTech debt as an asset class from CrossBoundary, an influential advisor to investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers in emerging markets.

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Interview with Ali Farid Khwaja: Founder of KTrade (KASB) September 10, 2021

In our interview with Ali Farid Khwaja, founder of KTrade (a Pakistani stock trading app), we learn about his experience of growing a company in a frontier market.

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Swvl: solving mass transit problems in frontier markets August 31, 2021

We report on Swvl, a company solving mass transit problems in frontier markets that is set to become the first Egyptian start-up to go public outside of Egypt.

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Trendyol, Hepsiburada, and the rise of Turkish tech August 31, 2021

We discuss the rise of Turkish technology start-ups, focusing in particular on Trendyol and Hepsiburada.

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Digital payments and banking in Uzbekistan June 07, 2021

We discuss the history of digital payments and banking in Uzbekistan and reflect on TBC’s acquisition of Payme.

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GoTo (Southeast Asia) June 07, 2021

We report on two of Indonesia’s biggest tech start-ups, Gojek and Tokopedia, who recently agreed to merge, and are now targeting a public market valuation of up to $40bn through a dual listing in Indonesia and the US later this year.

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Interview with Daniar Amanaliev: Founder of ololo Group June 07, 2021

In our interview with Daniar Amanaliev, founder of the ololo group, we learn about his frontier markets business and the entrepreneurial landscape in Kyrgyzstan.

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Udaan (India) March 03, 2021

We take a look at Udaan, the B2B ecommerce giant in India and the challenges it has faced to translate scale into profitability.

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Wildberries (Russia + Europe) March 03, 2021

We take a look at Wildberries, the largest ecommerce player in Russia that has never raised external financing and recently expanded into Europe.

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Interview with Giorgi Chugoshvili: Co-founder of Phubber March 03, 2021

In our interview with Giorgi Ghugoshvili co founder and head of tech, finance and operations, we learn more about Phubber, a digital marketplace for fashion items with operations in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

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