The 100 Most Innovative Global Muslim Startups to Watch in 2022 & the 200+ Global Investment Firms Funding Them

Dustin Craun
The Center for Global Muslim Life
48 min readJan 26, 2022

From left — the team at Fashion Valet, Khabib Nurmagomedov with Hasbulla, Hassan Minhaj, Malala Yousafzai, Riz Ahmed, the Snacklins founder on Shark Tank with Mark Cuban, and bottom right is the founding team at Evermos.

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This research for us represents the four core goals of the Center for Global Muslim Life.

  1. It is narrative shifting, in showing the truly global scale of Muslim organizations and founders creating social impact, spiritual impact, and transformative work through startups and institution building.
  2. It is about building ecosystems across diverse sectors for collaboration, relationship building, and the further maturity of this space.
  3. Third, it is about building the future of our community and creating new visions for Muslim life around the world after twenty years plus of the global war on terror politics and their accompanying regional civil wars have ravaged Muslim communities around the world.
  4. Finally, and most importantly for us, it also represents the new vision for our company as we work to connect startups with investors.

We are especially interested in this set of global companies serving Muslim consumers across borders, living into the reality of our diasporic and deeply interconnected markets. For us, a global Muslim startup is either a company focused on global Muslim consumers, or a company founded by Muslims within the social impact world attempting to live into the principles of Islamic ethics for mainstream markets while also…

Dustin Craun
The Center for Global Muslim Life

Digital Media Producer, Writer, Film Producer, Founder & Creative Director — Beyond Borders Studios