About Beehive
Smarter Finance for Everyone

Based in Dubai, Beehive is MENA’s first regulated peer to peer (P2P) lending platform. As a leading Fintech pioneer, we use innovative technology to directly connect businesses seeking fast, affordable finance with investors who can help fund their growth.

Connecting for Growth

SMEs represent 95% of total businesses in the UAE but account for just 4% of bank loans.

A key challenge for many SMEs is fast access to affordable finance.

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300K +
SMEs in the UAE

Beehive offers a range of solutions to help businesses get funded

Beehive eliminates the cost and complexity of traditional finance and provides a more efficient, streamlined funding process.

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What Makes Beehive Different?

Beehive is an SME helping other SMEs grow and develop. We were established with the simple aim of using technology to help small and medium sized businesses overcome the challenges of finding finance to fuel their growth. Beehive is committed to nurturing a strong business and investor community. Providing SME finance is core to establishing a thriving SME ecosystem, which in turn helps SMEs increase employment, deliver globally competitive innovation and contribute towards sustainable economic growth.

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We strive to make our process simple and transparent - with no hidden fees and no confusing jargon.

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Accessible

Beehive is an easily accessible finance solution. With fast, simple online application and friendly staff to help our customers get the most from Beehive.

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Collaborative

We work with our customers and partners to ensure Beehive continues to offer innovative products, excellent service and leads the field in alternative finance solutions.

How it Works
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My business got a great deal on Beehive. Minimising costs is critical for any small business, but this was beyond all expectations and means I can now use the funds saved on the interest to help grow the business. I would certainly recommend Beehive to other businesses. Its fast, easy and has made a huge difference to my growth plans.

—   Stevi Lowmass, Founder, The Camel Soap Company

 

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Who We've Helped

200M AED
Funds Raised
on Beehive
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“The account management provided by Beehive has been stellar, and it makes working with Beehive significantly easier than working with a local bank. There is a proactive can-do attitude from Beehive that is truly refreshing as a growth partner in our business.”

Shatha Alhashmi, Owner, Babysouk.com Learn More About Business Funding
8.4K+
Registered
Investors
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“Peer to peer lending is becoming a very important and attractive asset class. Investing on Beehive means that I have really benefited from the returns and diversification that it brings to my investment portfolio. I also enjoy that my money is invested in local companies, helping the business community of the UAE flourish.”

David Martinez de Lecea Learn More About Investing

The Beehive Story

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Nov 2014
Beehive Launches
2014

Mar 2015
Gulf Capital SME Awards – Start-Up of the Year
2015

2016
DMCC – Finance Award
2016

Mar 2016
Business Start Up Awards – Entrepreneur of the Year
2016

Mar 2017
DFSA Regulation
2017

Oct 2018
B2B SME of the Year
(Below AED15M)
2018

Nov 2018
MENA Entrepreneur of the Year
Craig Moore
2018

What Investors Say About Beehive

Beehive is changing the face of personal investment in the Middle East. The platform provides the ultimate disruptive investment channel to the banks and opens up the world of Angel Investing to individuals for the first time. Beehive allows you to place your money directly with local SMEs, who are using the funds to grow their business.


John Barber, Investor

What Investors Say About Beehive

With peer to peer finance already proven in the UK and the USA, this is a win/win for everyone. I get to choose which businesses to invest in, how much and for how long. Beehive gives me more attractive returns – and you actually feel like you’re helping a local business grow.


Mark Taylor, Investor

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Our Partners

The Team

We have established a committed and dynamic team of individuals who possess a wealth of experience of financial markets and technical innovation, both in the UAE and internationally.

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Rick Pudner
Chairman
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Rick Pudner
Chairman

Rick’s role at Beehive is to assist with strategy and provide advice and guidance on aspects of the business model. He also provides support for business development.

Rick has 33 years of commercial banking experience. He is the former Group CEO of Emirates NBD based in Dubai and spent 25 years as an International Executive with HSBC specialising in corporate banking and has wide geographical experience. He has spent over 15 years in the Middle East region.

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Craig Moore
Founder & CEO
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Craig Moore
Founder & CEO

As Founder and CEO, Craig is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and managing the day to day operations of Beehive.

Before founding Beehive, Craig was a Founder & COO of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012. Prior to Butterfly his experience includes various sales, consulting and finance roles at various multinational companies such as Dell, EMC, Hitachi and HSBC with an emphasis on shaping effective go to market and value propositions.

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Iain McPhail
CTO
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Iain McPhail
CTO

Iain is responsible for the development of Beehive’s online peer to peer marketplace lending platform covering both the customer facing investor and business web applications and the back office operations functionality.

Iain has thirty years experience in technology solutions both in systems development and project/programme management from start-ups and independent technology consultancies through to corporates such as IBM and Hitachi Data Systems. Prior to Beehive, Iain was Development Manager of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012.

Iain is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from The University of York.

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Peter Tavener
CFO
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Peter Tavener
CFO

Peter is responsible for all financial, legal and operational matters and heads up credit and risk. Peter is also a key member in launching Beehive’s new products and the Group’s international expansion.

Prior to Beehive, Peter was Managing Director at BDO Corporate Finance in the DIFC which he co-established in 2009. He advised SMEs and business owners across the GCC and led a broad range of Middle East and International transactions, including GCC expansion strategy assignments, sale mandates and valuations, due diligence and capital market projects.

Peter is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

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Board Members

We have established a committed and dynamic team of individuals who possess a wealth of experience of financial markets and technical innovation, both in the UAE and internationally.

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Abdul Baset Al Janahi
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Abdul Baset Al Janahi
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Adel Al Ateeq
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Adel Al Ateeq
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Simon Champ
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