Episode 4

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23rd Sep 2020

#4 Colombia: Tarek El Sherif on the #1 fastest growing company in the country, Zinobe

On today's show we have Tarek El Sheriff, the founder & CEO of Zinobe, a fintech company which uses its technology & advanced analytics to provide financial products for underserved markets. Zinobe was listed in Financial Time's fastest growing companies in the Americas, and is #1 in Colombia. They have raised $30M in debt financing just this year from ex-Goldman Sachs executive, Ali Meli, and also equity in their prior rounds from VC firm, QED Investors. Tarek is a NY born, UK raised, Columbia MBA grad who started his career as an investment banker. Zinobe is the parent entity for financial products, Lineru & Aliatu. Enjoy our conversation!

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Ujwal Velagapudi brings together his passion for business and curiosity to learn about the nuances of commerce within each country, through The Global UJ.
Ujwal is a serial entrepreneur & investor, having bought & sold numerous businesses across multiple industries. His professional career was in supply chain management, working in the aerospace & automotive industries, prior to leaving the corporate world to pursue his entrepreneurial ventures full time. Seeking opportunities to acquire, invest, partner, and consult! Follow him on Twitter @UjwalVelagapudi or reach out by connecting on LinkedIn!