Matthew Joseph Martin
Founder & CEO
Blossom Finance

Matthew is a pioneer in the application of FinTech for Islamicfinance. Combining his passion for Islamic finance with his deep financial technology background, Matthew founded Blossom Finance in 2014 which aims to increase the availability and inclusivity of Islamic finance using blockchain.

Matthew’s background includes product management,engineering, and UX design experience in the e-wallet, payment
card, money remittance, mobile payments, and mobile banking sectors at venture capital funded, international tech startups Xoom, Boku, and Monitise. He has advised technology startups on FinTech and blockchain, and spoken to international audiences in the Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, UAE, and the USA.

Matthew has studied 8 languages and speaks Indonesian, Farsi, and French at an intermediate level in addition to his native English. Matthew embraced Islam in 2010 and currently lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Panelist for Social Inclusion and Trust in Shariah-Compliance Businesses Session