Our Vision

Lend East was started by a team of former founders and operators who have firsthand experience of the drawbacks created by the scarcity of debt capital. To solve this problem, we developed Spa{r}3k, an AI-driven data research and analytics platform, to simplify investment research, risk and return benchmarking, and risk management. We want to revolutionise the way technology ventures avail credit, by increasing investor trust and transparency while minimising transaction friction — making it simpler than ever for institutional investors to invest in this upcoming asset class.

The Lend East Advantage

Emerging Asia Credit Manager

Providing debt capital in Southeast Asia and India for creation of productive assets

Experienced Team


Team of former FinTech entrepreneurs and operators supported by industry experts and advisors

Extensive sourcing relationships, disciplined origination, due diligence, creative financing capabilities and broad credit structuring and special situations expertise

Cutting Edge Portfolio Analytics


State of the art data analytics leveraging the most diversified pool of lending data; the first of its kind in Asia

Access to an upcoming asset class using securitisation and portfolio diversification

Cross Border Investment Solutions


Established investment vehicles in key markets

Expertise in credit structuring, cross border investment, forex management and taxation

Our Team

With over five decades of collective experience across structured credit, private equity, consulting, investment banking and alternate lending, we strategically partner with ventures and investors to provide them with a holistic financial ecosystem.

Karan Bhatia, CFA

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Varun Gupta

Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Jennifer Sung

Chief Business Development Officer

Nanda Thiruvengadam

Chief Product Officer

Jeremy Hui

Senior Data Scientist

Rajarajan Mohan

VP – Risk & Analytics

Asyrafi Arifin

VP – Origination & Portfolio Management

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