Planet N Group

We are an emerging markets focused
high-tech and social impact investment firm
dedicated to development through digitalization

MEET OUR PORTFOLIO

MISSION

Our mission is to support entrepreneurs across emerging markets to build successful, scalable, international and socially impactful businesses which harness the best of global technology to solve market problems and propel their societies along the path of development through digitisation

Strategy

Innovation

Our core geographies constitute a c.300 million person market within which our stable of entrepreneurs are innovating globally pioneering technology solutions

Adaptation

For certain global technology solutions and sectors, our core markets are unchartered territory. We back entrepreneurs in their mission to adapt such solutions for the nuances of local markets and lock in their first mover advantage

Expansion

Whether it be through innovation, adaptation or a combination of both, once a portfolio company's business model is validated domestically, Planet N drives the international expansion of that business into other emerging markets and beyond

Impact

We support founders who harness cutting-edge technologies to make their communities and the world a better place

Impact

Development through Digitization


Data Science Driven social ventures


Financial Inclusion


Economic Empowerment


Human Capital Development

PORTFOLIO

UAE-focused data analytics firm

Upcoming UAE nano financial services platform

Virtual incubator, pre-seed accelerator & seed fund

Blockchain analysis and solutions provider

Data analytics, machine learning and AI solutions

Pakistan's leading digital pharmacy & e-commerce platform (Well.pk)

Pakistan's largest financial services comparison site

Retail market sales order processor & tracker

Direct carrier billing platform

Tech freelancer portal

Media buying house & full service advertising agency

Runs Tapmad TV, Pakistan's largest over-the-internet TV provider

Nano financial services platform in Pakistan with Omidyar Networks & Accion

Order processing & tracking platform

Upcoming Egyptian nano financial service platform with Pharos Holdings

Upcoming digital microfinance bank in Egypt

Upcoming Egyptian data analytics consulting firm

UK-focused data science consultancy firm

Track Record

DNA

Planet N Management Team's previous venture, Telenor Microfinance Bank (formerly known as Tameer) is the world's leading example of how a financial inclusion focused business can simultaneously be both socially impactful and commercially successful. Using cutting edge technology and rigorous commercial acumen, underpinned by an unwavering commitment to local communities, we built a business that redefined social impact. We bring the same DNA to each of our portfolio companies.

IMPACT

Telenor Bank is lauded by the World Bank as one of the most socially impactful banks in its field. Its EasyPaisa offering is rated as the world's second largest branchless banking solutions, moving over 5% of Pakistan's GDP in 2017. Under Nadeem Hussain's stewardship, Telenor Bank and Easypaisa won numerous Best Microfinance Bank and Financial Inclusion awards from The World Bank, The Wall Street Journal and others: https://www.telenorbank.pk/awards.html

COMMERCIAL

Planet N Management exited the double bottom line bank to Telenor, the Norwegian government owned Telecoms firm in 2016. In 2018, marking its first entry into the Pakistan market, Alibaba-Ant Financial acquired a 45% stake in the company at a $410m valuation representing a 41.0x multiple of the initial 2005 founding capital of the business. This marks the largest such multiple paid for a Bank in Asia this century and proves that social impact can exceed conventional investments while beneficially transforming society.

Media

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Talks at Google: Financial Inclusion for the Next Billion Users

Planet N and Telenor Microfinance Bank (formerly Tameer) Founder Nadeem Hussain delivers a \"Talks at Google\" session on economic empowerment for the bottom of the pyramid, at Google's HQ in Mountain View, CA

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Planet N partners with Omidyar Networks and Accion to launch Tez

Planet N launches Tez Financial Services in partnership with Omidyar Networks, the leading impact investor, and Accion, the global financial inclusion pioneer

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Alibaba invests in Telenor Microfinance Bank

Alibaba-Ant Financial mark their first entry in Pakistan by acquiring 45% of Telenor Bank (previously Tameer) at a $410M valuation

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Planet N partners with Pharos Holdings to launch Kash Egypt

Pharos Holdings and Planet N Group launch KashEgypt to bring digital financial services to Egypt

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Markets and Global Presence

Our Offices

London
Planet N & Albion AI

Michelin House
81 Fulham Road,
London SW6 3RD
United Kingdom
info@albion.ai

Karachi
Planet N Group of Companies

1st Floor, Plot #E-23
2nd Zamzama Commercial Lane
Phase V, D.H.A
Pakistan
contact@planetngroup.com

Abu Dhabi
Planet N / EAIT Partnership

Al Sila Tower, Floor 6, Al Maryah Island
P.O.Box: 51720, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

info@albion.ai

Cairo
Planet N / Pharos Partnership

7 Abu El Feda Street
Zamalek 11211
Cairo, Egypt

info@pharosholding.com