Founder & CEO, Beehive Group DMCC
As Founder and CEO, Craig is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and managing the day-to-day operations of Beehive. Before founding Beehive, Craig was a Founder & COO of Butterfly Software, a UK based data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012. Prior to Butterfly his experience includes sales, consulting and finance roles at various multinational companies such as Dell, EMC, Hitachi and HSBC with an emphasis on shaping effective go to market and value propositions.
Launched in November 2014, Beehive has rapidly grown into the UAE’s leading online peer-to-peer platform. The brainchild of serial entrepreneur Craig Moore supported by Rick Pudner, former Group CEO of Emirates NBD, Beehive is an online platform that applies the innovative technology of crowdfunding to eliminate the cost and complexity of conventional bank finance, meaning businesses get faster access to lower cost finance and investors get better returns. Beehive facilitates flexible funding solutions for established SME businesses seeking finance of more than AED 100,000 for up to 3 years.
Since launch, Beehive has received over 1,000 investors, successfully funded over 25 businesses totaling circa AED 13 million (US$3.5 million).