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Ashish Gadnis

Cofounder & CEO at BanQu

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
BanQu is the first ever non-crypto blockchain-based Supply Chain and Economic Passport platform, enabling transparency, traceability and sustainability for smallholder farmers (especially women), workers, miners, waste pickers, refugees and those living in extreme poverty. BanQu has also become the leading global platform for ensuring COVID-19 supplies are reaching the most vulnerable nations and communities in the MENA region. BanQu operates in 41 countries, with over half a million last-mile-first-mile beneficiaries on the platform. Organizations are using its services everyday to achieve their goals of profit-with-purpose. While maintaining ownership of their personal data, a BanQu user decides what information to share and with whom. BanQu believes that providing people with control of their own Economic Passport creates Dignity Through Identity™.

Notable Achievements

  • Corporate partners include Nestle, IBB, AB InBev, Shell, Sanad and RSM.
  • Operating in 40+ countries, BanQu’s cutting-edge blockchain platform connects the last mile economy to the largest global companies to ensure a safer and more inclusive financial future for all. 
  • BanQu’s CEO, Ashish Gadnis, is an international advisor to UN Women and the Chair of the Financial Inclusion Working Committee on the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.

Currently Operating in 35 Regions

Press Mentions

February 11, 2021

The Circulars Accelerator

March 19, 2021

Coca-Cola, BanQu launch payment platform for informal waste reclaimers

March 8, 2021

Empowering women farmers: “Our AB InBev farmers are no different than my family. I’m here to help them do even better.”

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