Posts by Chia Hock Lai

Building Robo Advisor for Everyone – Ned Philips

Ned Philips believes that the phrase “Build it and they will come” could not be more wrong. Being the Founder and CEO of Bambu, a B2B Robo Advisor based in Singapore that offers digital wealth services, Ned shares that as the Founder one needs to sell a lot to succeed.   Tell me a little…

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Facilitating Cross-Border Mobile Payments – Eric Barbier

Eric Barbier is the CEO of TransferTo, which operates a B2B Cross-Border Mobile Payments network for emerging markets, and he shares his interesting entrepreneurship journey and vision to make TransferTo the default global network interconnecting financial institutions in developed markets and the new financial systems in the emerging markets.   Tell me a little bit…

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Reinventing Investment Research – Raghav Kapoor

As the CEO and Co-founder of Smartkarma, Asia’s leading marketplace for Investment Research and Data Analytics, Raghav Kapoor firmly believes in the power of technology to solve complex problems, and his team built Smartkarma from the ground up to empower research consumers and analysts to achieve their full potential in an unbundled world.   Tell…

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Revolutionalising Retail Trading – Robert Lempka

Robert Lempka is the Co-founder and CEO of ayondo, a company that offers both a sophisticated online trading platform for experienced individuals investing in CFDs and spread betting, and a leading Social Trading platform. Robert shares his exciting journey to revolutionise the retail trading and investment space while working on making ayondo the first listed FinTech…

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Enhancing Customer Experiences through AI – Josh Ziegler

Josh Ziegler  is the founder and CEO of ZUMATA, a technology company that builds conversational chatbots leveraging on artificial intelligence. Josh shares how their experience in the travel technology space in helping clients make sense of the large amount of both structured and unstructured data led to the discovery of their competency in training cognitive systems.…

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Making Business Finance Faster and Simpler – Brian Teng

As the co-founder and CEO of InvoiceInterchange – an invoice trading marketplace that provides working capital solutions to SMEs – Brian Teng shares his entrepreneurial journey and aspiration to make obtaining finance for businesses a hassle free experience. Tell me a little bit about yourself. My name is Brian Teng, the co-founder and CEO of InvoiceInterchange.…

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SME Financing Made Different – Charis Liau

Charis Liau is the Co-founder and CEO of Minterest, a peer-to-business lending platform that connects SME borrowers with investors around the region. Besides helping SMEs to on their financing needs and investors on their investment needs, Charis enjoys Korean drams and online shopping.   Tell me a little bit about yourself. I’m Charis Liau, co-founder…

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Making Bitcoin accessible in Asia – Yusho Liu

Yusho Liu is the Co-founder of Coinhako, a startup that provides Bitcoin wallet service for consumers to buy, sell and secure their Bitcoins. He shares his aspiration to bring Bitcoin and other digital assets to mainstream consumers in Asia. Tell me a little bit about yourself. I’m the co-founder of Coinhako, one of the earliest…

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Revolutionalising Wealth Management – Bhaskar Prabhakara

Bhaskar Prabhakara is the Founder of WeInvest – Asia’s first B2B2C Robo-advisory platform. He shares his passion to revolutionalise  wealth management by providing an end-to-end service to Banks, Investment Advisors & Wealth Managers, at a fraction of their cost of business. Tell me a little bit about yourself. An executive with a proven track record, I have…

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