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Tameed Secures $15 Million in Series A, Ushering a New Era in Shariah-Compliant FinTech

Introduction

In the rapidly evolving world of financial technology, Tameed, a Saudi-based digital lending platform, has emerged as a frontrunner. With its recent closure of a $15 million Series A funding round led by the Al-Rumaih Group, Tameed is set to redefine the landscape of Shariah-compliant financing for SMEs.

Tameed: A Glimpse into the Future

Tameed, licensed by the Saudi Central Bank in January 2023, operates with a focus on Shariah-compliant financing. It has previously operated within the apex bank’s regulatory fintech sandbox. With a commitment to supporting SMEs, Tameed has facilitated over SAR 400 million in funding, evidenced by its rapidly growing mobile app, which boasts 50,000 downloads and a staggering growth rate exceeding 400 percent.

Tameed digital lending company logo

The Series A Funding: A Milestone Achievement

Strategic Leadership by Al-Rumaih Group

The Series A funding round, amounting to SR56.75 million, was led by the Al-Romaih Group in Riyadh. This substantial investment is a testament to the confidence in Tameed’s potential and its role in Saudi Arabia’s fintech landscape.

Expansion and Innovation

With the fresh capital infusion, Tameed aims to accelerate its growth and expand its innovative digital lending products. This growth is particularly significant given the robust expansion of Saudi Arabia’s economy under various Vision 2030 programs and giga-projects.

Economic Impact and Vision 2030

Addressing the SME Funding Gap

The initiative by Tameed aligns with Vision 2030’s objectives. Omar Al-Romaih, CEO of investments at Al-Romaih Group, highlighted the aim to address the funding gap faced by SMEs, estimated to be SR300 billion by 2030.

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Tameed’s Role in National Development

CEO and co-founder of Tameed, Mohammed Al-Omayyer, envisions a promising future for the Kingdom’s economy, with Tameed at the forefront of meeting SMEs’ needs through innovative funding products. The recent introduction of performance bond financing for projects is a step towards expanding support for SMEs involved in major national projects.

Conclusion: The Path Forward

Tameed’s Series A funding marks a significant milestone in the journey of fintech innovation in Saudi Arabia. It represents not only a financial boost but also a strategic move towards fulfilling the needs of SMEs in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals. The future seems promising for Tameed as it continues to grow and contribute to the Saudi economy’s diversification and digital transformation.

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