Abhi South Asia / Pakistan Fintech


ABHI is an early wage access platform that enables salaried employees to access a portion of their earned salary before the next payroll cycle. The platform aims to assist employees in avoiding late payment fees on bills, accessing emergency cash, and avoiding the need for expensive debt.

As founders of Abhi, Omair Ansari and Ali Ladhubhai, bring a wealth of knowledge, diverse perspectives, and a strong commitment to addressing real challenges faced by individuals and businesses in Pakistan. Their complementary skills, industry experience, and shared vision to provide improved access to credit makes them an exciting duo to solve this problem in Pakistan and the broader MENAP region.
Omair has a multicultural background coupled with extensive exposure to emerging markets with a global perspective. His experience in finance, investment analysis, and portfolio management, particularly in emerging markets, showcases his expertise and understanding of market dynamics.
Ali comes from a family with a strong entrepreneurial background and has a deep understanding of business operations and scaling ventures successfully. His prior experience in finance, relationship management, and leading a renowned bank’s retail offices highlight his expertise in the financial sector. Moreover, his previous entrepreneurial endeavors and roles in financial aggregation and payments underscore his ability to identify market gaps and create innovative solutions.

Founded in 2021, Abhi is an embedded finance platform that aims to financially empower businesses and their employees in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the broader MENAP region. In most emerging markets, including Pakistan, SMEs have limited access to working capital financing and most individuals do not have access to personal credit. Abhi looks to fill these gaps by offering invoice factoring, payroll processing and financing, and earned wage access services to businesses and their employees. The company serves 400+ companies and recently issued Sukuk (or Sharia-compliant Islamic bonds) worth $6.8M in May 2023, becoming the region’s first fintech company to do so.

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