Silta is the bridge connecting decentralized finance with infrastructure investments.

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We want to build a world with sufficient renewable power, clean water and infrastructure. Silta helps make such a world possible. It is a technology solution which connects decentralized finance (DeFi) with infrastructure funding, giving lenders access to a new asset class with competitive interest rates.

What Silta does

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Presents information about the available infrastructure projects

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Gauges the projects’ viability through an automated scoring system

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Assesses each project on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria

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Creates loan pools which are open for contributions from potential lenders

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Allows Silta governance token holders to vote whether a project is eligible for funding

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Ensures that the appropriate legal documentation and agreements are in place

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Releases the funds to the project company which develops the physical asset

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Gives the investors a secure blockchain-based mechanism to claim the interest and the principal

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Provides staking pools where participants gain additional rewards on their investments

Silta is a technology solution which brings together lenders and project companies. Silta is not a fund or an investment vehicle, and it will not invest people’s money on their behalf.

Proposed benefits

For borrower

  1. Competitive fixed and variable interest rates
  2. Automated assessment of financial risk
  3. Standardised application and loan approval process
  4. Prefinancing agreements available

For investor

  1. New portfolio of medium to long term fixed and variable interest financial products
  2. Financial products with less sensitivity to crypto market downturns
  3. Investments in projects with demonstrated low default rates*
  4. Opportunity to directly invest into projects for social and environmental good

*Moody's observed a 10-year cumulative default rate of 5.6% for project finance bank loans between 1983 to 2017.

Roadmap

Milestone 1Roebling

  • Token sale
  • Develop, test and launch governance platform
  • Launch V1 Silta web-portal
  • Product education
  • Community engagement, marketing & PR
  • Form partnerships with key stakeholders

Co-founders

Ben Sheppard

Ben Sheppard

Co-founder and CEO

Ben has founded companies in blockchain technology, PPP infrastructure law and civil engineering industries. With 12 years of experience in infrastructure development, he has led and structured major public-private finance transactions in excess of USD $9bn in multiple sectors and countries. He has also been a transaction advisor to governments, private companies and the World Bank. Ben has spent the last 4 years in the blockchain industry, first as part of the Streamr project and most recently as the MD of TX – Tomorrow Explored, a Web 3.0 consulting company.

Team

Laura Tuppurainen

Laura Tuppurainen

Head of Marketing

Laura is a creative marketer with extensive experience of B2B marketing and digital services. Laura holds an MSc in Marketing from Aalto University and professional experience spanning from the international marketing of a global corporation to working with a portfolio of client projects in a digital agency. Most recently Laura has been working in the blockchain space, leading the marketing of TX – Tomorrow Explored, a Web 3.0 consulting company.

Strategic advisors

Irina Karagyaur

Irina Karagyaur

Strategic Advisor

Irina brings over 10 years of international business development expertise from her roles as Head of Metaverse Growth at Unique Network, Polkadot Head Ambassador for Western Europe, Regional Co-Chair London to FIBREE (Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise) and a Chairperson for Global Council for The Promotion of International Trade, SDGs Global Impact Startups GCPIT UK. She has co-founded Design B2C in London, UK, a crypto fintech boutique advisory which focuses on DeFi, Web 3.0 services, NFT’s, and real estate tokenization.

Partners

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  • Streamr logo
  • Frontier logo
  • Sangre logo

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