Low-cost funding for Shams’ members through partnership with Beehive

Sharjah Media City (Shams), the UAE’s fastest growing media free zone, and Beehive, the UAE’s first regulated peer to peer lending platform, have partnered to provide cheaper funding for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Shams.

Meet the team - Suraj Gopal - Beehive

Meet our Investment Director in Abu Dhabi – Suraj Gopal

To date, Beehive has facilitated funding to over 600 creditworthy SMEs in the UAE. In the last post in Beehive’s ‘Meet the team’ series we met with the business operations team who work closely with the business development (BD) and credit teams to assess businesses looking for funding. This time, we will meet Suraj Gopal, Investment Director in Abu Dhabi to give us an insight into his role at Beehive.


SDB and GIB launch digital lending Platform in partnership with Beehive

This initiative, a first partnership of its kind between a Fintech and a Bank in the region, enables micro and small enterprises to access finance through an innovative fintech solution, which uses a sophisticated decision making and lending process to provide faster and more accessible.


Meet the Business Operations team – Kristine and Jessica

They work closely with the business development (BD) and credit teams to collate documents and do an initial assessment of new businesses looking for funding by preparing necessary information required by Beehive.


Meet the Credit Team – Abiha Ahmed

We are now with Abiha Ahmed, Beehive’s Business Analyst and part of the credit team, to walk us through her role in the overall credit assessment process.

Dave Thackray, CTO, Tarkeeb

First business funded under newly updated Dubai SME capital guarantee scheme

Dubai-based telecommunications company, Tarkeeb has become the first small or medium sized enterprise (SME) to receive funds facilitated by Beehive under the recently renewed and expanded guarantee scheme with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SMEs (MBRF).


Dubai SME allocates AED 20 million to guarantee capital for SMEs through The Fund & Beehive partnership

The guarantee pool will enable more SMEs and investors to leverage financial technology to support business continuity and growth while also stimulating economic growth.


Meet the Administrative Team – Jasmin Oracion

Hear from Jas, Beehive’s Office Manager, to discover how she keeps operations running smoothly in our latest ‘Meet the team’ interview.