Media & PR


CEO Siddiq Farid’s Pitch at Websummit 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

“Smart Crowd, the innovative new real estate crowd funding investment platform, is celebrating the successful completion of its seed funding round – having attracted major financing from one of the region’s leading investment firms – Shorooq Investments- along with backing from cutting-edge DLT firm Abaxx Technologies; early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator, 500 Start-ups, and other high-level strategic individual investors” -Web Summit

Smart Crowd’s Pitch at Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival 2018

A year ago, Smart Crowd was just an idea. Today, this idea has transformed into reality to help you achieve your real estate investment needs. Thank you to Sheraa and the Sharjah Entrepreneurship festival for being pioneers in helping our dream become a reality!

Shane McGinley
Editorial Director, ITP
“Smart Crowd has come on the scene at exactly the right time, bringing a new and innovative way of thinking about investments to the real estate market.”
Mahmoud Adi
Founding Partner, Shorooq
“By enabling clients to invest in a property for as low as AED5,000, Smart Crowd is fulfilling people’s dreams of investing in homes and encouraging everyone to start saving now versus waiting to get a huge amount of capital which can take decades.”
Named Fintech Company of the Year 2019 – Arabian Business Technology Awards
Selected as a break-out startup – presented at the WebSummit
Selected as 1 of 4 start-ups to present at the 13th World Islamic Forum
Winner (2nd place) in SmartDubai’s Global BlockChain Challenge hosted by SmartDubai
Selected as 1 of 12 Fintech start-ups to be in the DIFC Fintech Hive accelerator
Winner of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival
Selected as 1 of 11 start-ups to participate in “MetLife Financial Health Forum”
Part of the SHERAA community since 2017