Bright Team

Pierre Proner

Pierre Proner
Co-Founder and CEO

Anthony Martin

Anthony Martin
Co-Founder and Advisor

Arnold Almeida

Arnold Almeida
VP, Engineering

Jaime van Oers

Jaime van Oers
Head of Blockchain

Kate Matlock

Kate Matlock
Head of Communications

Jeremy Turiel

Jeremy Turiel
Computational Risk Analyst

Will Cook

Will Cook
Front End Developer

Alicia Botha

Alicia Botha
MSME Engagement

Alex Shemchuk

Alex Shemchuk
UI/UX Design

Bright Advisors

Professor Tomaso Aste

Professor Tomaso Aste
Scientific Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Desigan Chinniah

Desigan Chinniah
Open Innovation Director at Mozilla Firefox

Denise Dyment

Denise Dyment
Former Senior Banker at Standard Chartered, Ecobank, HSBC, Bank of China

Oliver Everett

Oliver Everett
Previously CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council

Emmanuel Finndoro-Obasi

Emmanuel Finndoro-Obasi
Director of Business, Trade and Investment for Africa House London. Chairman, Conservative Commonwealth Association

Rory Graham

Rory Graham
Senior Partner at Coffey Graham, Fintech Legal Specialist

Professor Joe Haslam

Professor Joe Haslam
Executive Director of Owners Scale-up at IE Business School

Jonas Karlberg

Jonas Karlberg
Co-founder of the Nordic Blockchain Association, and Founder of AmaZix

Robert Scanlon

Robert Scanlon
Former Group Chief Credit Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, Swiss Bank Plc and UBS

Marty Secada

Marty Secada
Managing Director of Broad and Wall Advisors, advisors to Family Offices, Institutional Investors and Alternative Funds

Professor John Struthers

Professor John Struthers
Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development. Honorary Consul for Ethiopia in Scotland

Roadmap

2014 to present

AMPP Group runs successful FinTech business in partnership with government and private sector, amassing database of over 34,000 emerging market MSMEs

Q2 2017

Concept for Bright conceived and spun out of AMPP Strategy and business plan created Technical research and development begins

Q3 2017

Idea validated through customer development model, gaining extensive feedback from MSMEs

Q4 2017

Go-to-market strategy defined and early adopter cohort of 650 MSMEs identified and approached to secure participation Version 1 of Whitepaper is released

Q1-Q2 2018

Technical architecture built and tested Regulatory approval for micro-financing initiated in Phase 1 markets

Q3 2018

Alpha version Bright app is released Public tech paper series begins Private pre-sale begins

Q4 2018

Beta version Bright app is released Token Generation Event and public crowdsale

Q1 2019

Production specifications for Data Vaults and Network Protocol released Production deployment of first Machine Learning risk model

Q2 2019
Phase 1

Loans made to initial borrower cohort Data Vault and Network Protocol adopts RFC process Lending outcomes analysed and risk model refined

Q3 2019

Deployment of loans to extended borrower cohort Developer APIs released Financial Services organisations in go-to-markets are onboarded

Q4 2019
Phase 2

Marketplace goes live with initial Financial Services organisations Prepare for international expansion

Q1+ 2020
Phase 3

Bright Network expands beyond lending use case Geographic expansion beyond initial go-to-markets commences Bright gains full regulatory approval and begins diversifying financial services offering

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