Fintech Middle East & Africa

Nuclei Selected for Qatar Fintech Hub Accelerator Program Boosting Middle East Expansion

Nuclei, a provider of lifestyle banking and marketplace solutions, has been selected as part of the first wave of Qatar FinTech Accelerator. Qatar FinTech Hub has chosen 24 Fintechs globally to take part in the first edition of the accelerator and collaborate with multiple Financial institutions in Qatar & Middle East region.

More than 750 applications were received from Fintechs across 73 countries for this programme, where Nuclei is the only Indian Fintech selected among other chosen Fintechs from Qatar, USA, UK, Singapore, and more. The program followed a rigorous & thorough evaluation process along with a virtual pitch by 55 Fintech’s final participants. Out of this, 24 Fintechs were selected by leaders from Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Qatar Central Bank (QCB), Qatar Finance Centre (QFC), Ernst & Young, and their strategic partners.

The accelerator is a 12-week program designed to provide a launchpad for global & local Fintechs to help them accelerate their expansion internationally from Qatar. This will also provide an opportunity for Fintech’s like Nuclei to collaborate with leading financial institutions in Qatar.

Ankur Joshi, the founder & CEO of Nuclei, spoke on the announcement,” This is a proud moment for us and we are very excited to work with leading stakeholders & businesses in Qatar. Our collaboration with Qatar FinTech Hub will definitely help us to accelerate our expansion into Qatar as well as the rest of the Middle East & North Africa region.”

Nuclei is helping banks to increase customer engagement on their mobile application by powering a lifestyle marketplace & facilitating multiple daily use-cases on the app. Banks in MENA, through a single integration with Nuclei, will be able to offer their customers access to multiple services like travel, utility payments, charity, events & experiences, etc.  Nuclei is currently working with 16 banks in India & the Middle East region and processing around 3 Million transactions through their lifestyle marketplace.



  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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