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Validus 13

  • Validus
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  • Invest in Validus and significantly impact 1,060 Indonesian SMEs. Your support enables entrepreneurs to grow. Mr. Lie, for example, was able to open the 70th branch of his distribution firm in consumer goods and create 2,400+ local jobs aided by business loans. *Exchange rate risk EUR/USD*

    12 months
    6 months
    Maturity12 months
    Repayments6 months
      Fully funded in 31 days on 23 February 2024.

      The project

      Please note: 1st and only notional payment after 12 months. Interest payment after 6 and 12 months. 

      Validus, a subsidiary of Batumbu, is making a tangible impact in Indonesia's financial sector by empowering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with crucial financing. Its role extends beyond finance, fostering community development and economic growth through support to businesses in diverse sectors.

      Lie's journey with his distribution business PT Rukun Mitra Sejati shows the effect of Validus's approach. Since receiving a loan, Lie has led his firm to significant expansion, opening new branches across Indonesia, including in regions previously underserved. This growth increased local employment and enhanced the availability of essential consumer goods. Lie's business showcases the vital role of SMEs in boosting local employment, now sustaining over 2,400 jobs. This reflects how Validus' financial support can fuel growth for businesses and communities.


      What social return could your investment make?

      Validus is a powerful financial institution that makes a significant social impact. By providing essential financing to over 1,060 SME distributors across 26 provinces in Indonesia, Validus enables the delivery of vital products to the local communities. The distributors operate in key sectors such as FMCG, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing, enhancing access to health and well-being for households across urban and rural areas. Moreover, the loan-driven supply chains created by Validus facilitate the jobs of over 500 delivery partners, further driving economic growth and local employment opportunities. Till now, SMEs that get financing through Validus have managed to boost their job numbers by an average of 12%. Clients who received support from Validus' funding witnessed revenue growth of 17%, outshining the average SME growth rate of 5%.

      Investing in this project contributes to the improvement of livelihoods and the overall development of communities in Indonesia. With Validus (and its subsidiary Batumbu), your investment can foster social progress, creating a positive ripple effect that reaches far beyond financial returns.


      What financial return could your investment generate? 

      • Annual interest rate 6%.
      • The maturity of the loan is 12 months.
      • Bullet loan: the first and only repayment of your investment will be made after 12 months. Interest payments happen after 6 months and 12 months. 
      • With an investment of 1,000 euros, your expected total repayment would be 1,060 euros.
      • Please consider that although you invest in EUR, the loan is in USD, so there is a risk of exchange rate fluctuations between dollars and euros. For more information on potential exchange rate risks, please visit our currency page.


      The story of Validus

      Since Validus’ achievement of OJK registration* in 2018 and full license thereafter, the digital lending platform has risen to a leading position in terms of monthly financing to SMEs. By solely concentrating on the productive sector, Validus has effectively facilitated over $950 million in loans to date for micro and small enterprises.

      Validus partners with large corporates in the ASEAN region to finance their supplier and distributor transactions using data-driven underwriting methodologies. They leverage vast pools of live, alternative data including historical lending, contract, and purchasing information to allow them to offer financing to SMEs and micro enterprises who cannot access a traditional loan through a bank. Their extensive experience in this space has allowed them to offer a diverse range of short-term, microloans. As a Group, they have financed over $2 billion in loans, across four markets, and service a loan book of over $170 million and 2,700+ active SME borrowers. 

      *OJK is an independent Institution with the authority to regulate, supervise, examine, and investigate the Financial Services sector in Indonesia.


      Validus in numbers

      • Founded in 2015
      • 297 employees
      • More than 2,700 active SME borrowers


      Company nameValidus
      CEONikhilesh Goel
      SectorWholesale / Retail
      Credit score2.84


      Validus aspires to improve the lives of everyone involved with the SMEs they serve, including their customers, employees, employees’ families, not to mention the business owners themselves. Since 2015, the digital lending platform has financed over $1 billion to SMEs across Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia face a huge funding gap. In Indonesia alone, SMEs are looking for $160 billion to be able to grow their businesses. By offering them financial services, Validus provides much needed funding in the region and contributes to financial inclusion in Southeast Asia. 

      So far, SMEs who receive financing through Validus have been able to grow the number of jobs by 12% on average. Clients supported by Validus’ funding grew their revenues by an average of 17% compared to the average SME growth rate of 5%.


      SDGs impacted

      With this project you are contributing to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

      SDG 1 - No poverty

      SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth

      Read more about the impact you can make through our platform and the SDGs on our impact page.


      Related blog posts

      Learn more about Validus in their introduction blog post here.

      • With this investment 26 jobs are created
      • With this investment 1060 lives are improved

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