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

GCC & Mena Centric
Data Science & A.I.
Consultancy

UAE Social Neo Bank
Providing Payment Solutions
& Promoting Financial Inclusion

Digital Media
& OTT Platform
In Partnership with MBC

Digital Pharmacy &
E-Health Platform

Direct Carrier Billing
& E-Wallet Platform

Digital Challenger Bank
& Nano Finance Platform

Data Science & A.I.
Consultancy

Digital Life & Health
Insurance Provider

Digital Legal
Solutions Provider

The 'Docusign'
of Pakistan

Affordable Housing Centric
Digital Home Finance

Gold Based
Lending Platform

Multi Channel
Youtube Network
& Digital Creator Consultancy

Egypt's First
Digital Challenger Bank
& Nano Finance Platform

UK & Europe Centric
Data Science & A.I.
Consultancy

Digital Media
& OTT Platform
In Partnership with MBC
(SGP Holdco)

Digital Pharmacy &
E-Health Platform

(SGP Holdco)

Multi Channel
Youtube Network
& Digital Creator Consultancy
(SGP Holdco)

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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Columbia University: Development Through Digitisation

At Microlumbia’s speak series event, Financial Inclusion: Innovation in Emerging Markets, Nadeem Hussain and Shahryar Reza discussed the technological revolution taking place across emerging markets and its transformational impact on development and soc

Markets and Global Presence

Contact Us

London
Planet N & Albion AI

Michelin House 81 Fulham Road,
London SW6 3RD
United Kingdom

Abu Dhabi
Emirates AI / Planet N Partnership

Lulu Tower B,
Khalifa Street P.O.Box: 51720,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Cairo
Planet N / Pharos Partnership

7 Abu El Feda Street
Zamalek 11211
Cairo, Egypt

Karachi
Planet N Group of Companies

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

Hong Kong
Planet N / Pins Capital Partnership

4601 Convention Plaza
Office Tower, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong