Bom dia pessoal,
Maxim Piessen is the chief technology officer at Credix, a decentralized credit marketplace that is one of the most intriguing crypto startups to emerge out of Brazil recently and one of just a handful of companies out there that are connecting decentralized finance with real-world assets.
Credix is a Solana-based marketplace that connects institutional investors with fintechs and non-bank loan originators in Latam markets, who are themselves providing loans to small businesses and local borrowers.
Since launching in January, the platform now has 25 investors and 10 fintechs participating, 20 employees and more than US$25 million in total credit issued - with a goal of $100 million by the end of 2022.
Since forming last November, the team recently raised R$50 million (US$11.25 million) in a Series A round announced earlier this month. The round was led by Motive Partners and ParaFi Capital, with Valor Capital, Fuse Capital, Circle Ventures and several others contributing. Please note: we recorded this episode before the round was formally announced.
I highly encourage you to learn more about this project at credix.finance. I don’t normally say this about specifics projects, but what these guys have managed to build in less than a year is incredible and I’m super excited to see what they’re able to build now that they have a fresh funding round in the bag.
I really enjoyed this conversation with Maxim and I hope you do as well.