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TradeHelp

TradeHelp

TradeHelp is a global B2B trading ecosystem, based on a hybrid blockchain, for all types of supply chain physical goods, products, commodities and services.
Founded in 2014, TradeHelp™ is the brainchild of trade industry veteran Gary Kesser, in association with Alex Zrely. With a combined 50 years of experience spanning various roles from merchant marine ships to global trade – we experienced first-hand market inefficiencies and disconnect in the global trade. 
 
Witnessing dominance of oligopolies, unfairness with open market opportunities for small and mid-size companies, struggles with bureaucracy in compliance and standardization we were driven to create a solution disrupting existing trade format. Experiencing opaqueness in global trade, we came up with a plan to create a universal digital eco system transforming conventional human interactions in global trade into a technologically advanced electronic format. This was the birth of TradeHelp™ - to digitize multinational trade processes by bringing transparency, security and visibility to a market in need of disruption.
 
TradeHelp™ not only disrupts global trade operations with proprietary algorithms and asset-backed crypto, but also adds real-time post-trade execution flow, ease of use and compliant contractual settlement. TradeHelp™ - transparent, compliant, and easy to use. Built for Traders by Traders.

What Problem Are They Solving?

Limited open market opportunities for underserved market participants, absence of full scale digital solution, operational waste, inefficiency, disconnect, overburden of complexity, oligopoly, lack of compliance and standardization, illegal trade, misrepresentation. 

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

System which transforms an archaic all human analogue activities and operations in global trade into a digital format. Never done before.
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📍 Location

San Diego, CA

⚙️ Product Stage

Beta—Public

🏭 Industries

B2B, Blockchain, SaaS

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding Range

$500k-$1.5MM

🙌 Founder Demographics

 

Traction

Existing partnership with D&B on SRM compliance and marketing solution. Reach out to 250MM+ global business and 2MM+ industry segment. Partnerships with digital customer acquisition engines covering 200MM+ global businesses. Existing network of 100K+ potential Users. Trade shows/exhibitions, road shows at conventions, trade associations, partnerships with trade related governmental agencies, global advertising, mass media, brand name exposure, sponsorships, mass ad campaigns, affiliated products owned by TradeHelp, partnerships with complimenting products and services.

Big Wins

Company went through successful public Beta testing with Tier 1 global trading companies and service providers. Utmost positive feedback. Testers loved the product, Eager to onboard once we launch full scale commercial operations. Launching MVP generation 1 model of the trading platform in January 2019.
Potential traction projected 10K Users in 180 days after launch.

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Contact the Founder:

Gary Kesser

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