Surfacing risk and discovering valuation in complex contracts.

Converting highly customized information and transactions into underlying financial risk.

Cross functional team collaboration and team expertise synthesized.

Fast, efficient and high quality data extraction, giving teams the time to focus on analysis instead.

About Us

firstAI harnesses user intelligence to extract information from interpretation intensive documentation. Our product can be used across financial services.


Barclays Techstars NYC Accelerator 2016
FinTech Innovation Lab


Shaheen Malik

Shaheen Kanda

CEO and Founder

Fixed income Origination Banker from Credit Suisse and Citigroup, with experience executing over 500 fixed income transactions. MS from MIT in Cambridge, MA and a Chemical Engineering degree and MBA from Bombay University
Paresh Patel

Paresh Patel


A technologist, an entrepreneur and a global banking professional with deep expertise in Financial markets for over 2 decades. An advisor to start-ups on data, products, operations & technology over a decade. MS in Computers Science from NJIT, USA and an Instrumentation & Control Engineering degree from LDCE, India.
Paresh Patel

Tom Bowles

Chief Data Scientist

Oxford PhD with a computation and mathematics degree, a clinical medicine / machine learning D.Phil in surgical simulation and prediction. Co-Founder/Advisor with 20+ years experience building companies and teams in a wide-range of fields. Combination of deep technical knowledge and business development


Jesse Edwards


Jesse is a Co-Founding Partner at R3 CEV, a financial technology innovation firm. In addition to serving as R3’s CFO and Director of Investments, Jesse co-founded R3’s distributed ledger consortium composed of 42 global banks and helps lead the development and application of blockchain technology in financial services.


Contact Us

firstAI (formerly Syndicated Loan Direct, Inc.)
1412 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10018