Our company

The person behind the company defines who we are

Established in 2017, Populous was an idea-turned-reality when commercial data expert Stephen Williams envisioned a platform for invoice discounting and customer acquisition via “big data.”

Stephen invented the idea of using XBRL to data mine for prospective clients in the invoice finance marketing sector. Unfortunately, he could not get traction with his idea in the industry and at the time could not afford the “required” upfront cost of setting up the invoice discounting business.

Stephen was stymied until he caught the Bitcoin buzz in late 2016. Intrigued, Stephen decided to research further into this up-and-coming new technology. He liked what he saw and decided to marry the invoice discounting platform with the power of blockchain technology.

He launched a pre-ICO (Initial Coin Offering) to raise funds from “Main Street” investors to cover all upfront costs and further develop the platform with a view to revolutionise the industry.

The Populous’ blockchain-based invoice discounting platform is a win-win platform from creating new liquidity and expanding the pool of potential clients. Stephen’s idea would disrupt the invoice finance sector and introduce many in “Main Street” who were previously limited by barriers to entry.

With the support of the Populous community and now armed with a team of experienced financial and technology experts, Populous is ready to disrupt the multi-trillion dollar discounting industry.

Our vision

"To be a global leading invoice discounting company on Blockchain"

Our Mission


Providing an alternative platform for investors to invest by matchmaking them to invoice sellers.


Delivering value to potential customers before they realise they require short term cash flow by the XBRL customer acquisition tool.


Highlighting a corporate utilisation for the blockchain technology.


Helping businesses to access short term cash flow with the best interest rates.

Meet the team

Stephen Williams

Founder CEO

Experienced in market research of commercial data and analytics. Founded a business to analyse market data and businesses analytics. Stephen was also the founder of a market financial research company that provides financial data.

Jason Tuang

Head of Finance

Experienced in the review of statutory financial statements to ensure compliance with applicable auditing and accounting standards with valuable experience in the assurance industry. He is an accredited ACCA Chartered Accountant who also earned his MBA at Cass Business School.

Mark Wong

Web & Mobile Developer

Full stack developer with transferable skills in web and mobile development. As a senior developer he was involved in many software systems and was directly involved in projects from inception to release. He has strong technical expertise in Javascript, Html, CSS, Python and PHP programming. Well versed with modern frameworks and libraries such as AngulaJS, ReactJS, jQuery, NodeJS, MeteorJS, Vue.js, Ember.js, CodeIgniter, Laravel and Yii. Experience in hybrid mobile app development using Ionic and React Native.

Mukesh Ashtekar

Full Stack Developer

Expert web application developer who is skillfull in PHP, Meteor, React, smart contracts, XBRL, Mysql, MongoDB, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Web Designing, Theme Integration, Codeigniter, Cakephp, Laravel, Croogo CMS, Angular JS, NodeJS and ExpressJs.

Nikita Seniuk

Full-stack Javascript Developer

Highly skilled full-stack developer focused on MeteorJS and Solidity.

Jahi Grant

Company Secretary

Background in trans-media, technology and design. Currently focused on cryptography, fintech, cryptoeconomics and distributed network/application initiatives.

Artem Shatalov

UX and UI Designer

Specialised in UX and UI designs on the web for mobile applications and games. He is very experienced in HTML/CSS and jQuery programming. Additionally, he is familiar in areas such as print design, advertising and SEO.

Akio Mori

Full-stack Javascript Developer

Highly skilled full-stack developer with a strong mathematics background. An adherent to best practices and industry standards across the technology stack.

Oleksii Dibrova

Full-stack Javascript Developer

Highly skilled full-stack developer focused on MeteorJS and Solidity.

Shadi Paterson

Senior Marketing Advisor

Quantitative Performance Marketing for ICOs and blockchain based services.

Oleg Meleshko

Full-stack Javascript Developer

Highly skilled full-stack developer focused on MeteorJS and Solidity.

Mark Harrison

Community Manager

A tremendous manager in every sense of the word, proficient in the installation, maintenance and repair of the computer equiptment, experienced in customer service, strategic planning, marketing strategy, retail, budgets, product development, new business development, merchandising, business development, public speaking, and sales management.

Kirill Tverdohleb

Full-stack Javascript Developer

Highly skilled full-stack developer focused on MeteorJS and Solidity.

Nemitari Ajienka

Smart contract & Full Stack developer

Prior to joining Populous Nemitari worked as a blockchain/distributed ledger developer and software developer on a funded research project at Brunel University. Experienced in machine learning, big data, software architecture, blockchain and business intelligence, open-source software development, and design and development

Wisdom Oparaocha

Chief Technology Officer

Wisdom is an Expert smart contract and React/Redux software developer with over 8 years of experience in various programming languages and platforms. These experiences extend to development of applications such as web-based trading systems, desktop-based, including several projects within the FinTech industry.