Islamic Fintech Deep Dive

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A virtual session to learn about the latest trends and direction of the Islamic Fintech industry in Malaysia.

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Join us on 23 February 2022, between 2PM - 3PM, to explore the world of Islamic Fintech and discover how you can apply it in your business. Gain insights from Islamic Fintech leaders and learn about the latest trends, opportunities and direction of the Islamic Fintech industry in Malaysia. The session will also include case studies of notable Islamic Fintech startups and how they have incorporated Shariah-compliant structures into their products and services.

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Ruslena Ramli, Director of Fintech and Islamic Digital Economy at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Ruslena is an Islamic Finance advocate with 20+ years of experience. Her banking repertoire includes corporate strategy, advising on sukuk/bond issuances, as well as development of Islamic banking products. She is an avid speaker in local and international Islamic Finance conferences. She brings to MDEC her expertise in Shariah-compliant structures and established relationships with Islamic finance communities locally and abroad. Ruslena holds a BA (Honors) in Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University of London and a Master’s Degree in Islamic Finance from International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).


  • Identify the relevant problem statements and opportunities in the local and regional Islamic Fintech space
  • Learn the step by step approach in incorporating Shariah-compliant products/services into your existing business
  • Gain valuable insights on how your business can benefit from the incorporation of Islamic Fintech, eg. growing a bigger customer segment, target Shariah funds etc
  • Learn about the role and support from the Government and regulators in Malaysia’s Islamic Fintech scene
  • Explore case studies on prominent Islamic Fintech startups in the region

This session is a joint event by FWD Startup Studio and 1337 Ventures to catalyse the Insurtech and Fintech scene in Malaysia. Through this short webinar, participants will be able to learn how they can leverage off FWD Startup Studio’s programmes, partnerships, and investment to kickstart their journey of launching a Insurtech and Fintech startup in Malaysia. Interested to learn more? Join us on the 23rd of February!

About FWD Group

Established in Asia in 2013 with a trailblazer mentality, FWD is the primary insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.

FWD Group spans 10 markets in Asia including Hong Kong SAR & Macau SAR, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, Shariah and family takaful products across a number of its markets.

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences and making the insurance journey simpler, faster and smoother, with innovative propositions and easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

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About 1337 Ventures

Established in 2012, 1337 Ventures is Malaysia’s first accelerator programme. Pioneering the Design Thinking Methodology and Design Sprints in Malaysia, 1337 Ventures has utilised its learning to accelerate over 700 startups from 6 different countries. 1337 Ventures has launched accelerators for MNCs and GLCs such as Bank Negara Malaysia, Khazanah Nasional, Telekom, Digi, MDEC, CIMB and Maybank, to name a few.

Most recently, 1337 Ventures is proud to be one of the three new recipients of the Equity Crowdfunding license from the Securities Commission.

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About 1337 Ventures
1337 Ventures is an early-stage Venture Capital (VC) firm focused on doing pre-seed and seed-stage investments in Malaysia and South East Asia. We also run Startup Accelerators and digital transformation consultations.

Alpha Startups | About the Program
Alpha Startups | 1337 Ventures is a pre-accelerator programme for idea-stage startups. The FREE bootcamp is open for founders with just a business idea where participants get to go through idea validation exercise, product development and go to market strategies. Upon successfully completed the 5-day bootcamp, startups will gain priority admission into funding program by 1337 Accelerator and other recognized funding organization.

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