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HelloGold Sdn Bhd
Founder(s) Robin Lee and Ridwan Abdullah[1]
Area served Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Website hellogold.com

HelloGold Sdn Bhd, also known as HelloGold, is a fintech investment company headquartered in Malaysia. The company follows Sharia-compliant finance standards which is a banking or activity that complies with sharia (Islamic law).[2]

HelloGold is reportedly the world's first shariah-compliant gold savings and investment platform, and was founded to offer financial products to consumers in emerging economies.[3][4]

History

HelloGold was founded in 2015 by Robin Lee and Ridwan Abdullah.[5] Robin is the former CFO of World Gold Council. HelloGold became the World’s First Shariah Compliant Gold Savings company, endorsed by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors in 2016.[3][6]

HelloGold provides a sharia-compliant certified mobile application for buying and selling gold online.[7][8]

In 2018, HelloGold participated in Thailand's regional D-NEXT accelerator program.[9][10]

Funding

HelloGold is funded by a number of investors including 500 Startups and Dani investors.[11] The company closed its series A funding at $12 million with Dani Sdn Bhd.[12]

Awards & honors

References

  1. "HelloGold Teams up with Curlec to Automate Monthly Gold Investments". 24 April 2019. https://fintechnews.my/20574/wealthtech-malaysia/hellogold-curlec-smartsaver/. 
  2. "HelloGold making gold savings accessible to all". https://www.nst.com.my/business/2019/05/484883/hellogold-making-gold-savings-accessible-all. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "HelloGold: World’s First Shariah Compliant Gold Savings Platform". Disruptor Daily. 27 February 2018. https://www.disruptordaily.com/disruption-blockchain-part-48-robin-lee-hellogold/. 
  4. "Democratisation of assets". 27 December 2016. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/democratisation-assets. 
  5. "Malaysia’s HelloGold making gold savings accessible to all | Salaam - Global Islamic Economy Gateway". https://www.salaamgateway.com/en/story/malaysias_hellogold_making_gold_savings_accessible_to_all-SALAAM02052019100607/. 
  6. "Online gold platform HelloGold endorsed as Shariah-compliant" (in en). Finextra Research. 6 December 2016. https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/67317/online-gold-platform-hellogold-endorsed-as-shariah-compliant. 
  7. "HelloGold's goal: To have a platform where everyone can buy gold securely" (in en). 15 March 2017. https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/startups/hellogold-goals-have-platform-where-everyone-can-buy-gold-securely. 
  8. "Islamic finance standards spur development of gold, silver products" (in en). 20 December 2016. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-gold/islamic-finance-standards-spur-development-of-gold-silver-products-idUSKBN1490VH. 
  9. "Meet the 15 startups chosen to join Thailand’s D-NEXT programme" (in en). https://e27.co/meet-15-startups-chosen-join-thailands-d-next-programme-20180525/. 
  10. "Malaysian firm HelloGold plans to catapult online gold platform" (in en). https://www.apherald.com/Politics/ViewArticle/297602/Malaysian-firm-HelloGold-plans-to-catapult-online-gold-platform-in-Thailand/. 
  11. "It's gold baby! Malaysia investment startup raises Series A from 500 Startups" (in en). https://e27.co/gold-baby-malaysia-investment-startup-raises-series-500-startups-20180418/. 
  12. "Exclusive: Hellogold closes Series A at $12m valuation, to raise $8m via ICO". https://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/exclusive-hellogold-closes-series-a-at-12m-valuation-to-raise-8m-via-ico-82689/. 
  13. Lago, Cristina (3 December 2018). "HelloGold wins World Islamic Fintech Award" (in en). https://www.cio.com/article/3323414/malaysian-startup-wins-world-islamic-fintech-award.html. 
  14. "Hellogold wins World Islamic Fintech Award" (in en). www.thesundaily.my. https://www.thesundaily.my/media-marketing/hellogold-wins-world-islamic-fintech-award-BM187627. 
  15. "GEM: Six startups enter exclusive club" (in en). http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/02/22/gem-six-startups-enter-exclusive-club. 
  16. "Malaysia's HelloGold Wins "Most Innovative Islamic Product Award"". Fintech News Malaysia. 16 November 2017. https://fintechnews.my/14517/blockchain/hellogold-wins-innovative-islamic-retail-product-award/. 
  17. "Malaysia's online gold trading startup HelloGold wins TechMatch ASEAN 2017" (in en). https://e27.co/malaysias-online-gold-trading-startup-hellogold-wins-techmatch-asean-2017-20171220/. 
  18. profile, Vincent Fong is the Chief Editor for FintechNews Malaysia He's also recently created a twitter; Here, Show Him Some Love at (7 March 2018). "Winners for Malaysia's First Fintech Award". https://fintechnews.my/16713/malaysia/winners-for-malaysias-first-fintech-award/. 

Category:Companies established in 2015 Category:Companies based in Kuala Lumpur