Bahrain FinTech Bay & MSA Novo unite to support startup ecosystem

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB), a fintech ecosystem builder, and MSA Novo, a multi-stage investment fund focused on emerging technology markets, have formed a collaborative venture aimed at driving innovation and supporting fintech startups.

The partnership will facilitate collaborative pitching events, where portfolio and alumni members can showcase their innovative solutions hosted at Bahrain FinTech Bay’s office space. Additionally, MSA Novo will actively engage and participate in various activities and events organized by Bahrain FinTech Bay to contribute to the growth and development of the fintech ecosystem.

Bahrain FinTech Bay will provide lending advisory services to assist MSA Novo’s portfolio startups in entering the regulatory sandbox, while both organizations will cross-engage with each other’s startup portfolios, offering support and mentorship wherever possible.

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Suzy Al Zeerah
COO – Bahrain FinTech Bay

“Through this partnership, Bahrain FinTech Bay aims to create a robust ecosystem for fintech startups, enabling them to connect, learn, and thrive. Our collaboration with MSA Novo aims to showcase the immense potential within our ecosystem.”

“We are excited to continue building our strategic partnerships in Bahrain, the home of MSA’s inaugural regional office as Al Waha Fund was one of the first regional investors to believe in MSA’s vision of forging cross-border synergies between Asia and the Middle East. Our partnership with Bahrain Fintech Bay will enable us to continue to bring in more Asian mobile-first financial technologies, eCommerce, SaaS, and social platforms into the region and solidify Bahrain as a gateway to the region,” commented Mr. Ben Harburg, Partner and Managing Director at MSA Novo.

This partnership between Bahrain FinTech Bay and MSA Novo ultimately aims to foster innovation and cultivate a thriving fintech ecosystem.

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