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  • 25 February 2019
  • alternative financing|alternative lending|partnerships|Series B|Singapore SME|SME financing

The Business Times: P2P lender Validus eyes Singapore banks as new partners

As published on The Business Times:  SINGAPORE’S largest peer-to-peer lending platform Validus Capital is confident of inking serious collaborations with Singapore banks by early next year to tackle the pressing dearth of financing for small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), said its top executives. Read more →

  • 25 February 2019
  • alternative financing|partnerships|Series B

Fintechnews: P2P Lender Validus Raises Over $US 14 M in Oversubscribed Series B Funding

As published on Fintechnews:  Validus a P2P lending platform announced today that it has successfully raised $US 14 Million in an oversubsribed series B funding round. Investment in Validus’ Series B round was led by FMO, Netherlands’ public-private development bank. Read more →

  • 25 February 2019
  • alternative financing|partnerships|Series B

Tech in Asia: P2P lender Validus eyes Indonesia, Vietnam after $15m funding

As published on Tech in Asia:  Singapore-based Validus Capital has raised US$15.2 million in funding to push into Indonesia and Vietnam, it announced today. The peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform’s series B round was led by Netherlands development bank FMO. Also joining the round were Openspace Ventures and Vertex Ventures from Singapore, Taiwan’s Cathay Financial, Vietnam’s VinaCapital […]

  • 12 February 2019
  • alternative financing|fintechsg|Singapore SME|SME financing|SME loans

Fintechnews: Singapore’s 29 Hottest Fintech in 2019

As published on Fintechnews:  Being a media specialised in fintech reporting provides us with an unparalleled view of the emerging trends and players in the space. After tracking the performance and announcements from hundreds of Singaporean based fintech companies, here are (in our view) the top 29 fintech companies operating in Singapore. Read more →

  • 11 February 2019
  • business times|views

The Business Times: Ushering in abundance and fortune

As featured in The Business Times’ Views from the Top column recently. Read more at

  • 4 February 2019

From the Founder’s Desk – Ajit Raikar

Time certainly flies! January was a busy but good start to the year and we’re already into the CNY season. Over the course of three years, Validus has grown tremendously. We’ve achieved a number of memorable wins – becoming Singapore’s number one financing platform (by disbursal amount), forging strong partnerships in the industry and of […]

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Download our exclusive SME Financing Economic Impact Study

We’re proud to share the findings of an independent study by Steward Redqueen, on the economic impact of Validus’ business financing activity in Singapore. By empowering SMEs through accessible financing, there was a considerable impact in GDP creation, and job growth across these SMEs in Singapore.

Through this report, we hope to highlight the financing challenges SMEs currently face, drive greater awareness on alternative credit sources available to help fuel SME growth and foster ecosystem collaboration.