About Polytrade

Who We Are?

Established in 2014, Polytrade is a lending protocol that caters to the working capital needs of small and medium scale enterprises in developing economies, thereby helping them fulfill their orders to large global enterprises like IKEA, Walmart, Nike etc. We have financed US$ 500 million worth of invoices in the real-world. With an in-depth awareness of pain points and issues faced by SMEs, in 2021, we started developing a blockchain-based decentralized finance protocol that will harness the massive liquidity pool of the crypto world to meet the working capital needs of SMEs globally by tokenizing real-world invoices and bringing them on-chain into the DeFi space. Mainnet was launched on 31 Jan 2022 The untapped opportunity in trade finance is of the order of $ 1.7 trillion and by connecting buyers, suppliers, insurance service providers and investors through a seamless platform, Polytrade aims to transform and amplify global trade for healthy economic growth.

About Product

Invoice financing
The most secured form of trade finance where open account trade invoices are secured by insurance and assigned to Polytrade platform for collection when due. It provides early liquidity to exporters and a secured short-term liquid asset to investors/lenders.

Our Team

Piyush Gupta

Piyush Gupta

Founder
Piyush founded Riqueza Capital Group in 2014 with an aim to bring trade finance to SME and MSME at low cost and hassle free. He raised over USD 500 million in trade finance for global clients and expanded reach to Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, UAE and India. He brings a deep understanding of international financial markets through his previous engagements in Hong Kong, Middle East, and India. He has handled diverse assignments ranging from managing investments, offshore structuring, and corporate finance. He is a graduate from IIT Bombay.
Sankalp Kumar

Sankalp Kumar

BD Asia
A shipping professional, with over 20 years of cumulative experience, Sankalp brings along in-depth understanding of local laws, regulations and business practices that has ensured smooth and efficient delivery of services that has been unmatched in the industry. Previously, Sankalp has worked with Gearbulk, a Norwegian shipping company for over 12 years. He is a certified Master Mariner holding MBA from Middlesex University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science from Mumbai University. Sankalp is responsible for Group’s Business Development in the Asian market.
Thierry Lassy-Taty

Thierry Lassy-Taty

Credit Head
Experienced professional with 10 years working in both banking and industrial sectors, Thierry has been able to develop through different positions in Credit Risk Management and Relationship Management, strong credit procedure and underwriting competencies. Over the time, he has been focused on helping SMEs to International Organisations with cash flow solutions, largely in Trade Finance and Factoring. He has previously worked with both European Banks and Fintech from France and the UK, covering the Europe, US and APAC markets. Thierry is a graduate from the University of Toulouse and holds a Master of Science in Global Finance from the University of Westminster in London.
Ashish Sood

Ashish Sood

Head of Product
An engineer by profession. Ashish has an edge for problem solving. Starting up with his own venture, later moving to PayU Credit where he was a Product Manager focussing on building partnerships and soon took on the role of Senior Program Manager. He is now leveraging his venture and product management skills to build world class crypto lending solutions with Polytrade.
Ashish has an experience of 8 years working in Finance and wallet management.
Adam Boudjemaa

Adam Boudjemaa

Lead Blockchain Developer
Adam is a seasoned programmer in the blockchain space since early 2014. Back in the early days, Adam got himself into mining and later started working into the security field. He has worked with several blockchain projects like Tokeny, Fantom and Securrency. He has been awarded the ‘Contributor of the Year’ award in the category of ‘Decentralization’ by Hackernoon. Adam also served as a blockchain advisor for Retreeb and helped define and develop their blockchain strategy along with integrations with the Fantom protocol.
Karthik N.

Karthik N.

Principal Engineering Manager
An engineer by profession, Karthik has a rich experience of 8 years serving as a Technical lead, a Technical Architect and a SCRUM master working in various domains like Interior designers marketplace, Aggregator services, E-commerce, SEO, Digitalization and Industrial Automation. As a founding member of the various startups like Intruo, ReachHorizon, SmartControls India, Karthik played a crucial role in the initial tech setup of these firms. He completed his post graduation in Computer application from Visvesvaraya technological university.He brings exceptional technical expertise, leadership skills and exceptional “hustle” to the team and growth of Polytrade.
Sayali Pandey

Sayali Pandey

Treasury & Finance
Sayali Pandey is a CA final candidate with deep experience in accounts and auditing. She is responsible for handling treasury and accounting operations.
Basil Goudat

Basil Goudat

Product Manager
Basil Goudat is an Engineer with years of experience in the information technology sector working in various domains like web development and design, digital marketing, SEO, Digitalization and project management. as Polytrade product manager he specializes in driving the vision and the roadmap for the company . He focuses on collaboration between different teams to deliver successful results . Among Basil's specialties include multi-platform multi-channel checkout experience, product strategy and managing a roadmaps.
Dharmin Panchotiya

Dharmin Panchotiya

Product Designer
Dharmin is an engineer by education and a designer by passion. He can turn your words into visually appealing graphics that make people stop. He contributes to the Polytrade team by collaborating with the marketing team and providing visually engaging design work that convey the overall message to promote the brand to the intended audience.
Sushant Sharma

Sushant Sharma

Associate Sales Director
Sushant is an experienced business development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the fin-tech, hospitality & ed-tech industry and has a keen attitude to learn new development strategies and putting them in place. Having been in the BD vertical for the last 5 years , he has always tried to utilize his learnings to help the organization grow & simultaneously evolve himself with the new practices.
Ambra Berselli

Ambra Berselli

Investor Relations
Ambra manages Investor Relations and Corporate Communication on the behalf of the CEO. She studied Literature and Philosophy in Milan, Italy and has currently gained 7+ years of experience in driving public relations and strategic partnerships in major European hedge funds, VCs and Alternative Investments platforms.
Tara Anna Mathhews

Tara Anna Mathhews

Full Stack Developer
Tara is a Computer Science engineering graduate from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology from Bangalore. Her role as a MERN Full Stack Developer at Polytrade is to perform all the web development related activities, from the front end customized as per the user requirements, to the database servers and APIs with required functionalities, and to ensure that it runs smoothly.

Our Advisors

Sandeep Nailwal

Sandeep Nailwal

Founder & COO at Polygon
Sandeep Nailwal is well-known as the Co-founder and COO of Polygon (formerly known as Matic Network). Sandeep is a crypto industry pioneer. In the position as COO of Polygon he became the catalyst for uplifting the Indian Blockchain ecosystem. Under his leadership, Polygon has emerged as one of the prominent projects out of India and onboarded 50+ dApps on its network. Sandeep's inputs based on his learnings in Business in general, Crypto industry and Blockchain adoption will help Polytrade in building a world class trade finance platform. Before entering into the Blockchain/Crypto space, Sandeep has worked in the Consulting and Ecommerce industries.
Yida Gao

Yida Gao

Founder at Shima Capital
MIT-alumnus Yida Gao (Forbes 30 Under 30) runs early stage crypto VC fund Shima Capital. Yida formerly co-ran Struck Capital, an early stage industry agnostic venture fund and DDC (Divergence Digital Currency), a multi-strategy crypto hedge fund. Prior, Yida Gao was a technology investor at NEA, one of the world's largest VC funds with $25Bn+ AUM. As an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, he helped execute over $15Bn in aggregate deal volume. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT and researched reverse mergers and corporate finance under Professor Paul Asquith of the Sloan School of Management.
Sameep Singhania

Sameep Singhania

Co-founder at Quickswap
Sameep is a blockchain enthusiast who helps teams adapt their use cases to blockchain technology. Recently Sameep has been focusing his energy more towards Blockchain Technology (BC) to devise strategies for business clients to adopt Blockchain technology to solve transparency and trust issues. Sameep Singhania has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has been a professional programmer for the past 8 years. He would characterize himself as a Software Developer, Blockchain Engineer and consultant who loves to work on exciting new projects and to meet new people from different cultures and backgrounds. One of his main goals is to bring diversity in technology and promote widespread adoption of Blockchain Technology. He is a co-Founder of Blockchain Development company and an active keynote speaker at University of Malaya, University of Kuala Lumpur, Institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, and other MBA institutes.
Rahul Garg

Rahul Garg

Principal at Iron Pillar
Rahul brings over 15 years of global experience as an investor, an entrepreneur and an equity research analyst. As a venture capitalist at Iron Pillar (and previously Kalaari Capital), Rahul has invested into several high-quality tech entrepreneurs & worked closely on the boards of many portfolio companies. Prior to that, Rahul spent 5 years as an entrepreneur and built two vertical e-commerce companies in India where he gained expertise into product development, marketing & strategy. Before that, Rahul was an Equity Research Analyst, covering European Capital Markets at Lehman Brothers for 5 years & Indian Capital Markets at HSBC Securities for 3 years. Rahul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from IIT Bombay and is a CFA charter holder.

Roadmap

  • Phase 1

    Mainnet launch Client and admin portals launch Treasury integration with other DeFi protocols Decentralized insurance integration "Play to earn APY" integration Solution white labelling for expansion India business launch & exchange listings
  • Phase 2

    Governance council integration Staking and insurance pools deployment LATAM, SEA explansion by building 3P credit line Referral management solution Rewards system deployment for all stakeholders
  • Phase 3

    Role based integration for client portals Sales agent integration with platform Metamask integration NFT integration and selling for benefits
  • Phase 4

    Code refactoring and restructuring API and end points creation for 3P and enterprise systems