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Puddle

Anyone can create a small bank online with Facebook friends. Members of that group (puddle) can save money and ask for loans to the group.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website puddle.io

Company Summary

We offer a methodology where anyone can create a small bank with FB friends, just as traditional village banking. Everyone in the group will be able to save and borrow from that fund in a easy, fast and social way. In the short term, our customers will be students, migrant communities, religious groups and small entrepreneurs. In the middle terms, our customers will be any US citizens that use credit cards and have access to technology.

Team

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    Skylar Woodward
    Cofounder. CEO & Product developer

    18 years building Internet products
    Founding member of Kiva, Y! Brickhouse, BrowserPlus
    BS in Computer Science, Duke University

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    Jean Claude Rodriguez
    Cofounder. President & Marketing

    Founder and CEO of ACAF (Self Funded Communities in Europe)
    Ashoka fellow. Globaliser fellow.
    PhD in Microfinance, University Ramon Llull

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    Matt Flannery
    Cofounder. Board member.

    Founder and CEO at Kiva.
    Ashoka fellow & Skoll Awardee.
    Master in Philosophy, Stanford University

Advisors

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    Ted Wang (Fenwick & West)
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Bryan Blythe (CPA Partner Richard T Dwyer & Co)
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed