Startup Week Louisville 2021 Startup Week Louisville 2021
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Startup Grind


Raffi Kayat
borderless, CEO

Raffi is the co-founder of borderless, a global payments company located in Louisville, KY.  He grew up in Lebanon and moved to the US to attend Penn State University where he received a Masters in Architectural Engineering. Raffi has always had a passion for solving problems. He has experienced first hand the difficulty of moving money across borders as he lived in 3 continents and traveled to over 30 countries. After searching for a solution and not finding a good one, he decided to create one. This is how borderless was born. In his spare time Raffi enjoys playing soccer, watching sports and running Khayat Oil, his family's Extra Virgin Olive Oil company.

borderless is a global payments company enabling payouts to 100+ countries via webapp, CSV upload and API. Through our instantly scalable solutions, you can pay and get paid globally using only @handles, without sharing sensitive banking information. We help companies of all sizes reduce payment fees by up to 90%, save on foreign exchange with amazing rates, avoid annoying bank fees, and improve cash flow. We work with companies of all sizes from some of the fastest growing companies to local favorites like OpenEye and Lenderfit.

Adam Robinson
Strategexe, Chief Marketing Officer

I have been an entrepreneur for more than 24 years. I have experienced the many ups and downs of owning small businesses including acquisitions, building and selling, bankruptcy, successfully exiting, and just about everything in between.

My passion is my work - helping other people get from where they are to where they want to be. I own or am involved in a variety of brands that help me accomplish this:

Strategexe - Fractional CMO Services
Better Today - Personal Growth Community
CO.STARTERS - I train facilitators to deliver the Core Curriculum in their communities.
Villepreneurs - I teach CO.STARTERS programs in the Louisville, KY area.
Startup Grind Louisville - I have the privilege of leading the local chapter of this global startup community.

I am passionate about sharing my experiences, resources, and knowledge to help others achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

I am married to an amazing woman and am blessed to be the father of three wonderful children. I enjoy working out, reading, and coaching football.


In this session, Raffi Kayat, the co-founder of borderless, a global payments company located in Louisville, KY, will share his entrepreneur journey and vision for borderless. Raffi has an inspiring story and much wisdom to share. Don't miss this conversation with Raffi hosted by Adam Robinson, the Director of Startup Grind Louisville.