Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
Bdaq is the world’s first platform for trading crypto tokens even before they get on exchanges. We provided our investors with equal opportunity so that everyone gets access to ICO tokens, instant liquidity without any delay, so they can sell their tokens as soon as they can buy them.
How are you different?
In the crypto token world, we have come up with many firsts:
Instant Liquidity – We are bringing forth, the world’s first pre-listing token liquidation, decentralized platform, for ERC20 token buying and selling even before their listing on the exchanges.
Smart Investors Match – Bdaq is also powered by our proprietary smart search algorithm that enables us to reach out to prospective and interested crypto investors. We have implemented Big Data analytics techniques to establish patterns between past investors’ activities and token sale requests on Bdaq platform to perform a smart match. We call it Smart Investors Match.
Secure Messaging – For the first time, we are going to introduce instant messaging between Ethereum addresses to make passing the text messages easy between wallets.
Why will you do well?
Bdaq’s team is its pride because it has gathered up the best founders, investors, developers, advisors, experts, and strategists with vast experience in investment and blockchain projects.
Bdaq is powered by Spark10 that runs startup accelerator and an FCA regulated seed fund in London. We are investors who are active in the startup and crypto economy since its inception. We understand the space and Bdaq is a big value addition for crypto investors.
For the first time in the history of crypto investing, investors can sell their tokens immediately after receiving them without having to wait for the tokens to be listed on the Exchanges. This will attract millions of ERC20 token owners to liquidate their token for Ethereum or Bdaq. Additionally, we are building smart investors search (an advanced profiling system) and secure messaging system between two addresses.
These will be the game changes in crypto investing globally.
Where are you based?
We are based in Switzerland
When was the company launched?
What have been your biggest wins to date?
Bdaq is powered by Spark10 that has run multiple accelerator programs. Spark10 have invested in over 25 startups in different domains from Machine Learning to AI.
Who are you trying to attract to your product?
Bdaq is meant for:
Investors who invest in ICOs but find the lock-in period between token issuance to exchange listing, a challenge in terms of liquidity.
Investors who get whitelisted but are left out when it comes to token issuance.
New investors who could not participate in the token sale but wish to buy tokens later.
What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?
Build a team that can execute and work on a product that will be faster, better or cheaper than the existing substitutes or competitors.
The founding team of Bdaq, Atal Malviya and LN Parmi has written a book on Fund Raising that is available here
The team is lead by Atal Malviya and LN Parmi who are also founders of Spark10 a seed fund in London.
Here are the details of the core team and advisors –
Atal has experience across a broad range of companies as an investor, an entrepreneur, interim executive, board member, and mentor. He has run multiple businesses in retail, legal, medical and technology space. He is the co-founder of Spark10 and has also founded and exited VC funded technology startups in the past and invested in a hand full of tech companies. He is also on the board of multiple companies. In the past, Atal has worked with global corporates including Oracle, SAP, Network Rail UK, Tata (IIT Delhi), etc. Atal writes and speaks about entrepreneurship, venture funding, value creation, Blockchain, AI, ML and data analytics. He holds an MBA from Ashridge Business School, UK, and an MS in Computer Science.
L N Parimi
Co-founder of Spark10, Parimi is a passionate technology entrepreneur, who mentors and invests in early-stage startups. He has successfully founded multiple businesses including SaaS-based Practice PA – that helps hundreds of accountants in the UK in running their practices. In the last 20 years, he has worked on many senior business development roles in the UK and Europe. Parimi is always happy to open his global business network to aspiring entrepreneurs and work closely with startups to grow fast.
Tobias K. B. Herren is a Swiss lawyer with an MBA from Ashridge Hult Business School. As a member of the Crypto Valley Switzerland, he has supported some of the earliest Blockchain and ICO projects. He is an equity partner at Bratschi Ltd, one of Switzerland’s biggest law firms and experienced in entrepreneurial projects. Tobias is an expert in matters of Swiss and international law, Industrial Relations Law and Dispute Resolution. He is fluent in German, English and French. Having previously served as an officer in the Swiss Army, his pragmatic and efficient approach towards problem-solving has earned him respect from all his clients.
Simon Cocking is Senior Editor at Irish Tech News, Editor in Chief at CryptoCoinsNews, and freelances for Sunday Business Post, Irish Times, Southern Star, IBM, G+D, and many others. He is a top-ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’. He is also a business mentor and advisor working with over a 100 successful ICOs to date. He has found a place in many global Twitter influencers’ lists in the last 12 months.
An accomplished public speaker, he has spoken at events across the globe including TEDx, Web Summit, Dublin Tech Summit, and overseas in Dubai, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has co-founded or founded seven successful companies.
An experienced Blockchain investor and cryptocurrency enthusiast, Richard is passionate about decentralization and bringing more opportunities to the masses. He has a widespread network in the cryptocurrency space and is a member of a private investors group and several investor pools. He is eager to bring back power to the people.
Jonathan has extensive experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked with leading NGOs/Foundations including WWF International and the World Economic Forum. He currently works with one of the UK’s leading family business owners, supporting the family in the management and development of their portfolio of businesses. Jonathan holds an MBA.
As an entrepreneur and a Venture Capitalist, he has closely observed the early stage ecosystem from various sides. Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, he has worked with Cognizant in various roles. He worked with Mumbai Angels before co-founding the venture firm – IncuCapital, which is the principal promoter of GREX.
What are your plans for the future?
By 2021 – Bdaq will be the world’s biggest platform to list the token.
Anything else you’d like to add/we should have asked?
Our platform is the best choice for hundreds of ICO tokens that couldn’t list of exchanges or facing difficulties in giving exit to the investors.
How do people get in touch with you?