A Partnership that goes beyond financial investment
The investment includes a strategic partnership which sees MRHB DeFi join hands with Sinofy to fulfil the formers vision of bringing an ethical, community-first focus to the world of decentralized finance. Sinofy Co-founder and angel investor Amirsan Roberto has taken the partnership a step further and joined the halal DeFi ecosystem startup as the Head of Investments and Partnerships.
Joining as Head of investments and Partnerships is a reflection of my commitment to and conviction in Marhabas vision, explains Amirsan Roberto. This is the first step we are taking in establishing our group venture fund and we are honored to have MRHB DeFi as our first institutional investment.
We welcome Amir and Sinofy Group as part of the Marhaba family of partners and investors, says Naquib Mohammed, CEO and founder of MRHB DeFi. Since our early beginnings, Sinofy has actively supported our marketing efforts and aligning Marhaba with Sinofys deep regional expertise will bring us more visibility across Asia and beyond.
A Technical and Intellectual Collaboration
Indeed the partnership will also see the parties collaborating on Sinofy East European Divisions upcoming We_Challenge 2021 Hackathon in Ukraine. With a gathering of 1,500 participants, 50 global media partners, 20 IT communities and 10 strategic partners, the hackathon is gearing up to be one of the most anticipated developer conventions in the region.
MRHB DeFi will be coming on as an Official Sponsor at the event, with CTO Deniz Daikilic providing a keynote address as well as engaging in a panel discussion that includes CEO Naquib Mohammed and Head of Investments & Partnerships Amirsan Roberto.
The Focus on Community and Ethics
MRHB DeFi recently closed its Pre-Public Sale 2, an open, community-focussed offering to provide pre-IDO access and pricing to its loyal community members. The rousing success of the sale is further validation of the massive interest for DeFi services rooted in ethics and inclusion.
MRHB DeFi was founded with a vision of providing excluded and crypto-cautious communities greater access to the growing opportunities and utilities of the cryptoverse. The project is underpinned by offering faith-based DeFi services which adhere to the ethical investment and financing principles rooted in Islamic Finance, many values upheld by the halal platform also align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Business practices deemed ethical include those that avoid interest, usury, social exploitation as well as support sustainability, asset or utility backed financing, transparency and equitable risk-reward sharing. These principles have universal appeal far beyond the faith conscious community.
With the Islamic Finance market sized at around USD 3 trillion of assets, bringing even a small portion of Shariah-sensitive liquidity into DeFi will represent a major boost to the total value of the DeFi sector worldwide.
Sinofy Group has now joined the host of strategic investors in MRHB DeFi who are on board to bring DeFi innovation to the Islamic finance industry. To date, investors include Sheesha Finance, Blockchain Australia, Mozaic, Contango Digital Assets, NewTribe Capital, Acreditus Partners, EMGS Group, MKD Capital and a grant from Polygon Technology.