Launched in November 2014, Beehive, is the first regulated peer to peer (P2P) lending platform in the UAE. It has rapidly grown into a leading disruptor in the fintech industry, providing an alternative finance solution for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Beehive is a cloud-based, scalable online lending platform that directly connects businesses looking for finance with investors that can invest and support their growth. The platform applies the innovative technology of crowdfunding, connecting a business with a crowd of many investors, to eliminate the cost and complexity of conventional finance. The result is a more efficient, streamlined process that gives UAE businesses faster access to lower cost finance and investors better returns on their money.