We provide real time document management and trade tracking, closely following each stage of a trade's life-cycle
International trade transactions demand next level efficiency. This is why we strongly focus in on-demand transparent availability of trade documents and trade status. On the sell side, participants can upload documents based on what the buy side needs. On the buy side, particpants can download documents based on the current true status of the transaction.
High efficiency is directly linked with a high number of administrative tasks. Our platform eliminates the need for constant status update requests, manual monitoring and high number of emails and phone calls. Through our centralization method, you can check your dashboard and instantly obtain up to date document, logistics and paymet status by transaction ID.
Single platform that provides real time trade status, logistical based updates, and transaction history alongside trade document management.
TRANSPARENCY AND AVAILABILITTY
Access to live and available transactional information fromy your suppliers throughout the world. Access to live and ready to download import documents and real-time ETD/ETA of your transaction.
VERIFIED MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Ongoing assurance that all market participants meet your “KYC” and “AML” requirements allowing for safe and long term relationships. All participants (sellers and/or buyers) are carefully reviewed through our continuous monitoring system.
TRADE PAYMENT SECURITY
OKO was created with payment security in mind. As you participate in active international markets, our milestone payment system protects the buyer and seller by releasing payments as trade life-cycle miles stones are met on both sides. (As previously agreed by both sides).
A robust platform for procurement teams of all sizes
As a buyer on OKO, you can directly connect with all of your existing supplier relationships, centralize all information through OKO, and continue business as usual.
Buyers have full access to all trade information. View your dashboard to understand the status of pending, shipped and completed transactions. Documents will always be saved for you to quickly access them at any time.
Users can search the dashboard by product, transaction ID, supplier relationship, port of origin, port of destination and many other ways.
By centralizing important counterparty infortmation on our platform, OKO's platform will allow you to utilize your time more efficiently and not worry about manual administrative tasks that each transaction demands.
Users are protected through OKO’s payment mechanism which monitors and follows the trade life cycle on both sides of the market.
Confidently execute on confirmed transactions to grow your business.
Sales Teams can focus on business development, and logistics teams can focus on succesful product planning delivery.
As payment is securely uploaded upon trade execution (based on agreed terms), sellers can access funds as they meet trade life cycle mile stones. Ie – submit ETA/ETD, upload trade documents, etc.
As KYC and AML is continuously monitored, sellers can interact with their trade partners around the globe without requiring extensive due diligence.
Team members can focus on their specific activity while OKO's platform takes care of the manual daily status updates to customers. Just upload trade date once, and let OKO deliver updates instantaneously until ETA is reached.
Sellers can maintain and manage all of the existing relationships in multiple markets at the same time, upload trade documents and understand confirmed payment status at all times, prior to releasing the final Bill of Lading or marking the transaction complete.
Are you a market participant ready to join our pilot program? Your feedback is valuable to us as we continue development of our platform. Be an early adopter!
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With help from our teams, contributors and investors these are the milestones we are looking forward to achieve.
CEO & Co-Founder
As CEO of Oko, Darren brings his 10 years of Financial Services and Startup knowledge to the table. Prior to Oko, Darren spent a majority of his career helping MUFG – the world’s 5th largest bank – establishing their Operational Risk Management program in the Investment Banking Division. Darren was able to cross-functionally implement a new program within all departments, from Trading and Sales to Legal, leading to his promotion and management of 4 other employees. In 2018, Darren founded a FinTech startup focused on making budgeting easier, which had several hundred users. Darren builds on his experience financial analytics, equity trading, and global Foreign Exchange and Commodity hedging (financial). Darren earned his MBA from Simon Business School and BA from Middlebury College. Darren is a Queens (NYC) native, dual citizen, and resides in Cleveland, OH with his wife Joevrose.
CTO & Co-Founder
Curious geek, gamer, and passionate about developing software and learning. Allyson grew up in Brazil and initiated his career working with Mainframes, DB/2, and z/OS in his first year of college. He believes that experience was extremely important for his career and appreciates what others have built before his generation came onboard. Loves to experiment with new technologies as well as push himself and others to think outside the box and develop solutions with business impact. In recent years, Allyson has co-founded a B2C budgeting millennial startup and most recently has dived into hardware solutions using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra-wideband (UWB) and intercommunication between mobile devices.
COO & Co-Founder
Sebastian Pedraza brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the field of global chemical commodity trading. For the past eight years, he has been an active textiles and specialty chemicals trader specializing in the North, Central and South American Industrial markets. He has worked as a trader at large trade houses where he handled more than 5,000MT of chemical commodities per year, built the Central and South American trading business, and delivered other turnkey divisions. Currently as the president of SPRATEGY LLC, Sebastian focuses in helping chemical manufacturers and chemical trade houses capture high barrier entry chemical markets, leads project management and direct laboratory efforts to optimize chemicals dosages on behalf of his clients. He graduated from Bates College in 2011 with a Major in Biological Chemistry, a minor in Economics and a concentration in Chinese. He obtained his Master’s degree in specialized economics of science from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in 2012. Sebastian was born in Colombia and immigrated to the U.S at a young age. He now lives in Astoria, Queens with his wife Alexandra.