NOAH17 Berlin Startup Competition

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Lalafo

Lalafo is an artificial intelligence powered C2C marketplace. Lalafo uses computer vision and natural language processing to create a frictionless selling experience. When a new item is listed, its characteristics are instantly extracted. Lalafo AI detects products, colours, materials, makes, models, year of manufacturing and many more characteristics of each item. Features extracted from images can be used to suggest price and match items to buyers with incredible accuracy.

Anna Polischuk, Co-Founder
Anna is a co-founder of Lalafo. Prior to that Anna served as a Commercial Development Manager and, later, as a Chief Operating Officer at general classified Slando. Slando was acquired by Naspers and re-branded to OLX, reaching 30M monthly users. Anna has also previously co-founded a wedding services marketplace provider iBride.com. Anna holds an MBA in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Yuriy Mukhin, Co-Founder

Bitbond is the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans. The company leverages blockchain technology to connect creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors. Credit scoring of small business owners is done with a proprietary machine learning algorithm that takes data from business accounts like eBay, Etsy, PayPal etc. into account.

Bitbond is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and is the first blockchain based financial institution with its own BaFin licence. Bitbond’s mission is to make investing and financing globally accessible.

Radoslav Albrecht, Founder & CEO
Radoslav is the Founder & CEO of Bitbond, the first global marketplace lender for small business loans. The platform leverages blockchain technology to connect creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors from around the world. Before founding Bitbond, Radoslav was a senior consultant at Roland Berger and advised financial services providers in Europe and Western Africa. Prior to that he was with Deutsche Bank London in sales & trading of structured products.

The TravelPerk application is a tool created for travelers, by travelers. Revolutionizing the way that organizations budget, book and manage their business travel, TravelPerk offers reporting, dashboards, expense integrations, flexible payments and more, all within a single easy-to-use platform and at no cost to the user.

Avi Meir, CEO
Avi is the CEO and Co-Founder of TravelPerk, a ground-breaking business travel platform offering companies of any size, a one-stop- shop to book and manage all their travel in one place. TravelPerk is one of the fastest- growing tech startups in Europe and raised $8.5m from some of the world’s leading investors including Spark Capital, famous for Twitter, Trello and Slack.
Prior to founding TravelPerk, Avi was Co-Founder of Hotel Ninjas, which was acquired by Booking.com in 2014, and VP Product at Budgetplaces.com, which was acquired by Palamon in 2011.