Ibrahim Alkurd (born 17 January 1997) is a Palestinian-British businessman and investor.[1] Alkurd is best known as a founder of several companies in in the technology and finance industries. He is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[source?]

Biography

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Born in Gaza in 1997, Alkurd is Palestinian by birth, but his family later moved to the United Kingdom, where he holds citizenship. Alkurd holds a degree from Cardiff University. He is also a graduate of the London Academy of Trading.[2]

Alkurd is best known as the founder of New Mine, which he founded when he was a student in medical school. Under his leadership, New Mine expanded its reach across three continents, with a particular focus on North America. New Mine is an industry leader in bitcoin & cryptocurrency mining. Their services include hardware manufacturing, procurement and mining rig colocation.[3][4][5]

Ibrahim then went on to co-found Lavaliere Capital, an investment fund in the digital asset industry. His investment portfolio includes dozens of companies in the technology and finance sectors. For his philanthropic work, Alkurd set up the Samar Foundation.[6][7][8]

In 2023, he was honored at Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance list.[9] He also runs Niyyah Capital,[10] a venture capital fund that invests in the halal economy.[11][12]

References

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  1. Why I Dropped Out Of Medicine For Business w/ Ibrahim Alkurd | Ummahpreneur Podcast #88, retrieved 2024-03-30
  2. Council, Young Entrepreneur. "Council Post: Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned From Launching A Company In Medical School". Forbes. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  3. "Ibrahim Alkurd". www.ibrahimalkurd.com. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  4. 'Bitcoin & Crypto Mining Explained' With New Mine CEO Ibrahim Alkurd, retrieved 2024-03-30
  5. Jeppe Stokholm, Filipe Castro, Ibrahim Alkurd & Jóhann Snorri Sigurbergsson | HardFork2018, retrieved 2024-03-30
  6. "'We live in a new era': the next generation of Palestinian activists". www.ft.com. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  7. "Samar Foundation". Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  8. "Palestinians face harassment and violence from settlers in West Bank | MSF". Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  9. "Forbes 30 Under 30 2023: Finance". Forbes. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  10. "Niyyah Capital – Investing in Muslim Tech". Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  11. "Halal Facts & Figures | ISA". Islamic Services of America. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
  12. Ghani, Faras. "What is Islamic halal investment and why is it on the rise?". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2024-03-30.