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SME Finance Virtual Marketplace - February Session

28 February 2024
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SME Finance Virtual Marketplace - February Session






The Virtual SME Finance Marketplace, an initiative of SME Finance Forum, and a product of IFC, is an online match-making platform that promotes partnership and collaboration between financial institutions, fintech companies and development finance institutions/ investors.

IFC does not endorse any products featured on the virtual platform or endorse any views expressed by the companies featured on the platform. IFC shall have no responsibility or liability for any party’s reliance on the products or views of any company featured on the site.

February Marketplace Session

This monthly marketplace session, scheduled on Wednesday, February 28th from 8 am to 9 am EST, will feature Leading Small Business Lenders and Finance Facilitators who will present their MSMEs Product and Services.

Following the presentations, participants can reach out directly to the presenters to make inquiries or explore partnership opportunities! 

Companies pitching

Alixco P2P Financing is fully owned and managed by FBM Crowdtech, the only Registered Market Operator in Malaysia that operates P2P Financing and Equity Crowdfunding.  

APIX is a collaborative innovation platform that empowers Financial Institutions and Regulators to accelerate innovation through collaboration with Fintechs and innovators from 100+ countries using hackathons, digital sandboxes and an API marketplace. APIX was set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the IFC and is now operated by Synfindo, owned by LemmaTree (founded by Temasek) and Mastercard.

Jocata is a leading fintech platform provider powering the digital transformation of financial institutions across multiple geographies. Their purpose-built, low-code and highly configurable digital lending and compliance platform has enabled customers to achieve world-class customer experience, reach new customer segments and launch products faster with an ecosystem strategy. They also offer an AI/ML scoring suite enabling deep behavioral analytics using alternate data for smarter underwriting and monitoring decisions at tremendous scale.

Marco is a full stack fintech platform providing trade finance to SMEs across US and Latin America. They are building an automated underwriting and operations workflow that can enable others to leverage balance sheets in trade finance.

MonetaGo is a global Fintech solutions provider that empowers regulated industries to solve systemic risks through privacy-preserving data analytics at scale. The award-winning Secure Financing system, the universal standard in deduplication, positions MonetaGo as the world’s foremost provider of fraud prevention technology in trade and finance.

Progcap is the operating system for the MSMEs linked to the brand ecosystem either as buyers or sellers till the last mile, providing an end-to-end platform that powers finance, technology and commerce solutions to empower these MSMEs. The Company works as a growth partner to the brands, investing into their channels of distribution and last mile by providing them end to end software to sell, invoice and embed credit at each journey.


Namrata Rao - Strategy & New Initiatives, CEO’s Office - Jocata

An alumnus of Indian School of Business, Namrata has 15+ years of experience in delivering projects of impact in the B2B and B2B2C spaces. She is a passionate believer in digital transformation and the use of technology, especially for ambitious goals like financial inclusion. At Jocata, she leads strategy and special initiatives focused on the leveraging AI/ML to drive growth, unlock insights, and uncover new value for financial institutions, lending ecosystem partners and end-borrowers. Namrata focuses on GTM strategy and early traction of Jocata’s analytics led lending SaaS products with marquee Banks and NBFCs. She is also part of the core group involved in the evolution of Jocata Sumpoorn – India’s first MSME Economic Activity Index.
In her free time, she enjoys writing and is half-way through to publishing an illustrated fiction book aimed at new moms finding their way.


Oswald Kuyler - Chief Operating Officer - Monetago

Based in London, Oswald Kuyler is the Chief Operating Officer of Monetago. Kuyler joined MonetaGo after a successful tenure as the inaugural Managing Director of the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), established in September 2020. During his time at the DSI, Kuyler was instrumental in bringing together participants from across the global trade ecosystem to facilitate interoperability and drive progress in trade and trade finance digitalisation and standards. A leader in trade digitalisation, Kuyler remains engaged as Advisor to the ICC’s digital standards objectives and work closer with ICC UK in its mission to drive digital trade. Prior to this, he spent seven years at mining giant BHP, where he last held the position of as the global Head of Data Strategy, leading a number of initiatives that covered new technologies, electronic documentation in trade finance, data analytics and process automation.


Himanshu Chandra - Co-Founder and Director - Progcap

Himanshu started his career with Siemens which is the largest German engineering conglomerate of Europe. Post that he went to pursue my MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. His career in the financial sector commenced with his role at The Carlyle Group. This was followed by a stint with Barclays. Post that he was with Standard Chartered Bank for over half a decade in the SCF domain. During this time, he was managing a book of over half a billion dollars. It was during this time when he along with his co-founder, Pallavi who was then working with the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank Group, where she led the IFC's South Asia inclusive business investments program for MSMEs deeply understood the pain points of last mile retailers in India.




Sourav Ghosal -  Head of Commercial and Strategy - APIX 

Sourav heads Commercial and Strategy for the APIX Platform leading a global sales team and channel partners while also working with investors on various strategic matters. Sourav has a blend of technology and financial services experience, having set-up and run the India business for Affinidi, Temasek’s maiden Web3 venture and having worked in Barclays Investment Bank for 7 years and Oliver Wyman Consulting for 5 years. Sourav is married, has two young children and loves to travel, having explored nearly 80 countries so far.




André Betker - Chief Investment Officer and co-founder - Alixco

André is the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of ALIXCO (FBM CrowdtechSdn Bhd), a leading peer-to-peer financing and equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia. Andre is experienced in managing portfolios of private and public equities with a strong record of return. He has built and applied investment and credit scoring algorithms with a great level of success. André holds a Finance degree specialized in wealth management and private equity and has received his education at the National University of Singapore, Peking University and the University of Mannheim in Germany.




John Spradling - Director of LatAm Growth - Marco

John holds the position of Director of LatAm Growth, leading the commercial team in Latin America and generating strategic alliances with various companies with the aim of promoting the growth of international trade. John holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies Field from the University of California, Berkeley.





How does the Marketplace operate?

To participate in the marketplace, each institution must have:

  • An institutional profile (company profile and products/services offering)
  • A personal profile (individuals representing the companies)

Individuals on the Marketplace can explore products and services available (investment products, advisory services, technology solutions...etc. ) and reach out to one another to discuss potential collaboration and partnership.

To learn how to set up a company profile, a listing and an individual profile, please read the User Manual in this link.
Feel free to let us know should you have any questions or need any assistance to smefinanceforum@ifc.org


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