Ice Breakers with Nuraizah Shamsul Baharin

Nuraizah Shamsul Baharin is the founder and Managing Director of MADCash, a fintech that enables women who run micro-businesses to realize their dreams by using the platform to access micro-lending.

MADCash raised a $1M Pre-Series A last year.

How would you explain your job to someone outside tech?

  • I find funders who would like to see their funds be used in a sustainable manner to support women entrepreneurs who run micro businesses.
  • To do this, I find women who want to grow their businesses while tracking the impact of the funds that we receive.

What’s something about you or your job that would surprise us?

  • I am an electrical engineer and learned how to do business from scratch with the help of mentors along the way.
  • I am also a single parent and have been blessed to have found my son 10 years ago and have him complete my life.

What has been the biggest highlight of your career so far?

  • To have a business that others believe in enough to provide funds to our beneficiaries and to grow the company.

What’s a startup trend or space you’re watching this year?

  • I am looking at GenAI and the latest data analytics tools that can help us profile our recipients better and improve our impact metrics data analysis.

What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry? 

  • Don’t worry so much about the tech, get your business model up and running first.

What’s one thing you can keep talking about for hours? 

  • Are there aliens out there?

What’s your favorite movie/TV show? 

  • My all-time favorite movie is the Matrix, and for the TV show it’s X-Files and Fringe.

What’s your go-to ice cream flavor?

  • The ever-boring vanilla.


Source : Backscoop

Ice Breakers with Nuraizah Shamsul Baharin
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