Validus is a successful, Singapore-based startup that specialises in crowdfunded business loans. So far, the platform has generated S$132,824,551 in business loans for Singapore’s SMEs. Validus leverages its expertise in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to minimise fees and logistical hurdles for both borrowers and investors. We reached out to Validus to learn about what else has made the company so successful as well as to hear their tips for aspiring startups in Singapore.

When did Validus begin its operations?

Validus was founded in July 2015. We’ve since built a highly experienced team and have scaled our operations up more than 400% in the last 2 years.

When and how did Validus first obtain funding? How long did it take to raise funding?

In July 2017, through a Series A round to raise funds for technology initiatives and to finance expansion into new markets …