Growing Businesses, Uplifting Communities

At the heart of our business is a people-first approach to digital finance. Every small business deserves an equal opportunity at success – but banks don’t see it this way, nor do they understand small businesses the way we do.

Our goal is simple: we’re here to empower small businesses like yours with better, more competitive financial products and services, so you can thrive and deliver big impact as engines of growth for our society and communities.

Because we make it our business – to grow yours.

Meet the team

Vikas Nahata

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Nikhilesh Goel

Co-Founder & Group CEO

Jayanta Roy

CEO, VALIDUS SINGAPORE

Our Investors

A trusted, award-winning FinTech

Milestones

2022

Aug 2022

Validus and Citi establish USD 100 million facility to drive SME financing

Mar 2022

 

Acquired CitiBusiness small business banking loan portfolio in Singapore

Jan 2022

Formed joint venture with TTC Group and Do Ventures to expand access to credit for SMEs in Vietnam

2021

Nov 2021

 

Received ‘Top 10 FinTech Leaders’ and ‘FinTech Leaders under 30’ awards at Singapore FinTech Festival 2021

Oct 2021

Acquired KlearCard, a business payments and expense management platform

Sep 2021

Recognised as a LinkedIn Top Startup in Singapore

Jul 2021

Exceeded S$1 billion in loans disbursed across Southeast Asia

2020

Dec 2020

1st-placed Winner at MAS FinTech Awards (Singapore Financial Institution)

Oct 2020

Joined Enterprise Singapore’s Enterprise Financing Scheme as a Participating Financial Institution

Aug 2020

 

Expanded to Thailand - Siam Validus headquartered in Bangkok

May 2020

Series B+ led by Vertex Growth and Kuok Group's Orion Fund (managed by K3 Ventures)

2019

Aug 2019

Started operations in Ho Chi Minh with regional expansion into Vietnam

Apr 2019

Expanded to Indonesia - Batumbu receives OJK registration to commence business in Indonesia

Feb 2019

Closed oversubscribed Series B round led by Dutch Development Bank FMO

2018

May 2018

Launched $20M Trade Finance Fund with Lighthouse Canton

March 2018

Commenced first Corporate Vendor Financing Program with ST Engineering

2017

July 2017

 

Joined GeBIZ as an approved financing partner

June 2017

 

Successfully raised Series A funding, led by Temasek Holdings’ Vertex Ventures

May 2017

Partnered with Visa to develop a virtual card-based SME financing solution

2016

August 2016

 

Developed first proprietary credit risk algorithm with NUS RMI-CRI