We’re building a better financial world

Validus is an online aggregator platform for SMEs to secure short term and medium term financing. Validus offers access to financing from individual and institutional Lenders. As a Peer‐to‐Business lending marketplace, Validus is using technology to minimise the cost of financial intermediation, and passing the benefits to both investors, and SMEs.

We have built Validus using established, sophisticated and swift platforms, to create a better financial experience. Better because it’s branchless. Better because it’s a transparent, two‐sided marketplace. And better because it’s not focused on institutions, but on people.

Our awards

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Meet the team

Ajit-Raikar - Validus P2P lending platform
Ajit Raikar
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Chartered Accountant and Bachelor of Commerce (Honors)
With over 30 years’ experience in SME banking, Ajit has held senior management positions across DBS Bank, Citibank, Fullerton Financial Holdings and Bank Danamon. His knowledge and expertise in the field of SME financing spans multi-geography exposure to banking verticals for coverage as well as risk. At Citibank, Ajit pioneered its SME banking concept – building a robust SME franchise from scratch that was replicated across Citibank globally. More recently prior to Validus, Ajit oversaw regional SME Banking at DBS Bank as MD, Regional Head of Strategy – Small and Medium Enterprises. A regular speaker on fintech and alternative lending topics, Ajit has shared his insights on prominent media including Channel NewsAsia and The Edge Singapore.

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Vikas Nahata - Validus P2P lending platform
Vikas Nahata
Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Graduated from Wharton (Class of ’98)
In his 22 years’ of entrepreneurial experience, Vikas has co-founded start-ups in areas of Telecom Software, Real Estate and Manufacturing. As the former Director & Joint Managing Director of Bengal NRI (BNRI), Vikas drove one of Eastern India’s largest township projects; with a targeted revenue of over S$600 Mil, over 9 million sq feet of luxury residences across 65 acres. Vikas is also a founding member of the Singapore Fintech Association’s Marketplace Lending Committee, where as Co-Chair he is actively involved in industry development and is a key advocate of industry best practices and standards. Vikas also serves on various Advisory Boards, including the Board of Directors for Centre for Fathering-Dads for Life, a not-for-profit organisation in Singapore.

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Nikhilesh Goel - Validus P2P Lending platform
Nikhilesh Goel
Co-founder

Bachelor of Engineering and MBA in Finance
Bringing over 13 years of Private Equity and Corporate Finance experience across Southeast Asia, Nikhilesh’s expertise includes debt and equity financing across diverse sectors, as well as portfolio management and value creation at SME companies. He founded the M&A Advisory practice at Taipan Partners, focusing on consumer and tech sector deals across South East Asia. Prior to Validus, he led M&A deals for Masan Group and developed key experience in portfolio management and capital raising for various companies as an Investment Manager at Avigo Capital Partners. At Validus, Nikhilesh runs the overall business operations and has played a key role in driving successful fundraising rounds, as well as forged strategic partnerships with key industry partners such as Visa and Temasek Holdings’ Vertex Ventures. He is a regular speaker at Fintech and SME conferences, sharing insights in Alternative Lending, Small Business Financing and Peer to Peer Platforms

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Our alliances

Validus Capital

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Singapore’s leading peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs

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