Ummahpreneur Live Podcast Episode 41

App Development, Islamic Fintech, & Money-Management w/ Areeb Siddiqui

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About the ummahpreneur live podcast

Join Ummahpreneur’s Founder Abby El-Asmar as he interviews Muslim Entrepreneurs at the top of their game to break down business, lifestyle, mindset and entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective!

Guests come from all backgrounds to shed light on a specific topic or business model that will help give value, inspiration and insight to the audience.

About the episode

Areeb Siddiqui is Founder and CEO of Kestrl (, an app that helps Muslims to Budget, Save and Invest in line with their Values.

In this interview, I sat down with Areeb to discuss:
0:00 Introduction
1:29 What motivated him to become an entrepreneur
4:24 What made him decide that it was the right time to start a business
7:00 What was his funding your process like
11:48 How much time it took Kestrl to scale
16:12 The difference between being connected to your team online vs being able to be physically together
18:40 The first functionality they developed for Kestrl as the minimum viable product
23:00 What to expect from Kestrl in the future
25:32 How Islamic banking works
27:53 Where he sees the Islamic Fintech space going in the future
32:28 Budgeting tips
39:57 What advice Areeb would give to his younger-self
43:29 Q&A

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