Feeling the need –
the Acredius story
The idea for Acredius originated when Ghassen felt a need. Initially, not for himself, but for the business angels and investors he dealt with in his previous job. At the time, as an engineer and actuary, he was dealing with invoice financing and risk management. He realised that his clients were making many business decisions based on instincts and educated guesses rather than validated data. Likewise, the investors were not fully informed about the risks associated with their investments.
Ghassen has always been an entrepreneur at heart. He formed this idea of building a tool that would inform investors about the creditworthiness of businesses using non-traditional data such as social media profiles, online presences and customer reviews. However, he soon found that access to microfinance or small loans is a significant hurdle in Switzerland, even – or especially – when it’s for developing a new and innovative tool. The banking system appeared inordinately complicated and almost inaccessible. It seemed that Ghassen’s idea was not going to get off the ground …
But then he met Tareck!
A strategic consultant, and also an enthusiastic and forward-looking investor – together, they realised that there were actually two needs that could be addressed by the same solution: a platform to connect people needing finance for their new ideas and investors wanting to diversify theirs portfolios in the most straightforward way possible. And that’s when Acredius was born. Together, Ghassen and Tareck founded the company.
But not without Nada. She is the lynchpin that holds the team together and makes it complete. As a compliance expert, Acredius benefits from her extensive experience in legal questions and her administration skills.
All three strongly believe that making investment easier for investors and funds more accessible to people with good business ideas is one of the best ways of creating and maintaining a sustainable and thriving economy.
Meet the team
Passion for growth, finance and technology unites the Acredius team.
Our team consists of experienced and highly educated professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience in scaling and selling successful companies. Meet us!