Founder & CEO, SmartCrowd
Siddiq Farid is a seasoned corporate finance executive with over 11 years of board-based experience in a variety of sectors, including at the Big 4 in Canada, Qatar and UAE. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as CFA charter holder. Siddiq is the founder of Smart Crowd, regions first regulated real estate crowdfunding platform. His experience includes but not limited to, M&A, business valuations, asset management, investor relationships, fundraising, and equity investments
Jake Wright has been working in the financial services sector for over ten years, primarily structuring real estate development and investment proposals in London. Jake was one of the early team members to help establish and grow Beehive Group, a FinTech start-up and the first regulated debt based crowdfunding platform in the United Arab Emirates. In recent years, Jake has been working with international hospitality groups and developers to identify and structure strategic development opportunities.