Mission and Overview

Banyan is unleashing capital to accelerate the development of the next-generation of infrastructure projects that will provide essential services, like electricity, to all people across the globe and transform the world’s energy systems to sustainable forms of energy.

Our technology helps lenders originate, service, and syndicate loans to infrastructure projects at higher volume and lower cost.

Despite all the advances and availability of realtime information and data analytics about infrastructure performance, loans to infrastructure projects remain static, natural language documents that are completely disconnected and siloed from the project performance. Today, loan performance and covenant compliance reviews are still basically a manual process with the borrower and lender exchanging performance data and financial reports via email or cloud-based loan servicing application.

Digitized loans managed on the Banyan platform are dynamic loan agreements that are seamlessly integrated with the project’s IOT monitoring systems, bank accounts, and other asset management applications. Contractual clauses in the loan agreement, such as the debt service coverage ratio, are directly linked to the underlying data that drives the DSCR calculations. Borrowers and lenders have a realtime view of loan performance and covenant compliance that is continually recorded to an immutable, distributed ledger that is shared across all the contractual counterparties.

With increased transparency, lenders can syndicate, sell, or securitize loans with greater ease. Participating lenders have the same realtime view of loan performance and the waterfall of debt service payments.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

Tad Neeley
CEO, Co-Founder
Operating partner at Golden Gate Capital, Co-founded retail energy company; structured asset finance for large –scale energy projects; Booz&Co; Peace Corps (Philippines and Paraguay); MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.
Abdel Banda
President, Co-Founder
Managing Director - Africa, Edison Chouest Offshore; Former Analyst at Sandler O'Neill + Partners; Co-founder of US non-profit SBIG–501(c)3 - building solar powered ICT facilities for Ghana Orphanages; B.A. Finance, University of Notre Dame.
Art Yerkes
CTO, Co-Founder
20+ years experience as a core engineer at various Silicon Valley technology startups including Perpetual Entertainment, On Demand Technologies and over six years with leading peer-to-peer technology company BitTorrent.
Amanda Li
Head of Product
Infrastructure investor at Generate Capital; Product roles at technology and renewables startups across Canada, China, and the USA; Consultant at McKinsey & Co; MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.Eng from UBC.
Ryan Wartena
Innovation, Co-Founder
Founder of Geli, energy storage and networked energy management firm; PhD Georgia Tech and post-doc research at MIT in battery technologies.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

We are developing a detail-oriented web platform and smart contract building system that has the potential to make a real impact by allowing investors to easily lend to and manage profitable distributed asset systems such as solar or wind. We’re a small team and we place a high value on code quality and maintainability, and as such we’ve chosen a functional first approach to our software where possible. We’re looking for great people with a couple years of functional programming experience to build correct and testable systems we can rely on.

See openings here or email info@banyaninfrastructure.com if you don’t see a position suited to you but have a suggestion on how you could add value to team.