UEX is an online health insurance platform which acts as an end-to-end solutions provider for all stakeholders i.e. individuals, SMEs, insurance companies & insurance sales intermediaries. The co-founders Greg and Clement talk about the problems in the insurance industry which they are trying to address and how they are differentiating themselves from competition. They share their personal “WHY”, their motivation behind setting up this startup, are candid about the failures & mistakes they have made along the way and how they have used the lessons learnt through the mistakes positively in the business. Linkedin: Gregoire Rastoul
“Thanks again for having me on the podcast, it was a great experience and has been great for profile building. It was a really well produced, professional experience and I think any founder will find it valuable.”
– Daniel West, CEO Panalyt
(former HR Head for Apple & Uber)
Panalyt appeared on Pitchdeck Asia to raise awareness of their pre-Series A raise and pitch to potential employees who want to join the team.
Founders Describe Their Pitchdeck Experience
Amrish Nair CEO Founder Biorithm
“It was fun… Normal pitch competitions are stressful. This way, however, it was stress-free and relaxed. We got to say everything we wanted.”
Tuhina Singh, Founder & CEO of Propine, joins host Graham Brown in the ATP studio to take us through her interesting journey from corporate life to startup life and tell us the story behind setting up Propine along with her Co-founder Lian Zan Wong.
Propine offers a storage facility for blockchain-based digital assets in a secure & seamless manner. In the podcast, Tuhina tells us about the problem they are trying to solve with their solution and also how they differentiate from competition. Tuhina also talks in depth about her passions and motivations that drive her, tells us about the work culture in Propine and describes what she looks for in potential candidates who want to work for the company. Linkedin: Tuhina Singh
Paul Byrne – CurrencyFair, The simple way to send money overseas
Paul Byrne, CEO of Currencyfair joins us in the Pitchdeck Asia studio today. Currencyfair wants to address the problem of unfair currency transfers globally by building a trusted community of partners. Traditional currency transfers are slow and expensive, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Paul shares insights into how they’re solving the problem, how they work with banks and the human stories of how they change customer lives.
Hedera Hashgraph – Edgar Seah
“You do what you enjoy, what excites you and what you are passionate about and hopefully you will leave a mark.” – simple yet a powerful belief that drives Edgar Seah, Head of APAC @Hedera Hashgraph, to take up projects that he has till now. He comes onto our Pitchdeck Asia show to share his story and tell us more about the work being done by Hedera Hashgraph.
Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain enabled company is solving some of the inherent issues associated with some of the currently available platforms by providing a lightning fast, fair & secure platform which doesn’t require compute heavy proof-of-work. Linkedin: Edgar Seah
Invsta – Rachel Strevens
Rachel Strevens joins us from Invsta based in New Zealand. Asia’a burgeoning middle classes need their own wealth management services but are incumbent providers like banks best suited to provide? With the entry of disruptive forces like Alibaba and new “digitally native” banks, traditional providers will find their existing expectations of customer service do not match the needs of the millennial customers. Invsta wants to change that. They provide a white label platform for wealth management that aims to deliver outstanding service. Linkedin: Rachel Strevens
LALA World – Sankalp Shangari
LALA means being happy and that is truly what we want to achieve. Gearing towards a decentralised financial ecosystem! LALA World is building an ecosystem, not just financial services for the unbanked and their families back home, health, education, employment, empowerment etc. providing one service alone will not help. This has to be a self sustainable network, an Ethos, an ecosystem to bring the suppressed out of poverty, all on one platform – LALA Wallet. We have tied up with governments, communities and NGOs to achieve this Herculean task. Combining peer to peer ledgers on blockchain to a noble cause, we truly want to help the unbanked out of poverty. Also we are blessed to have super advisors on board like Ari Paul, Han Kyul Park, Dato Sri Amin, Thomas Macillister etc. Linkedin: Sankalp Shangari
Jupiter Chain – Daphne Ng
Conceived by JEDTrade, the Jupiter Chain project is a Smart Consentable Data Exchange platform that aims to create a privacy-preserving federated blockchain which enables the use of analytics. Data owners control their data and provide access to receive tailored financial services. Linkedin: Daphne Ng
Infinitus Token – Xanne Leo
A Smart Designation Repository Decentralized App that functions as a failsafe device to keep your digital wallet passwords safe. What this means in essence is that you can store all your passwords in one location and never have to worry about losing them. App can be set to retrieve your password after a certain time period of inactivity. It relies on blockchain technology to ensure that storage is secure, and with the number of digital wallets only increasing, INF is the perfect accessory to have with you to safeguard your important information. Linkedin: Xanne Leo
Spiking – Clemen Chiang
Arming everyday investors with verified trading information. Our real-time updates on the big stock players keep you one step ahead of the game. Spiking is the newest app to excite the financial technology community, bringing transparency to the Singapore, Malaysia and Hong-Kong stock exchanges through real-time verified information on trades made by the big-time sophisticated investors. In short, we help you invest smarter. By following our updates on what big players are trading, retail investors can make better investment decisions with greater confidence based on market knowledge they never had before. Linkedin: Clemen Chiang
Kristal.AI – Asheesh Chanda
Asheesh Chanda, founder of Kristal.ai, joins Graham Brown in the Pitchdeck Asia studio to talk about his journey from the corporate banking and finance industry to startup life. Kristal.ai is an online Digital Wealth Manager which leverages AI to provide customized financial advisory solutions to the Mass affluent segment, a target segment mostly missed by Private banks & RoboAdvisory platforms. Currently present in 3 countries with plans to expand and raise Series A in Q3 2019. Asheesh Chanda
Validus Capital – Nikhilesh Goel
Validus is an online financing marketplace designed to help bridge the cash flow gap small and medium businesses face. Adept at assessing SME credit because of our sophisticated risk algorithm and extensive SME experience, our innovative platform allows us to provide better financing solutions to the underserved SMEs in Singapore. Linkedin: Nikhilesh Goel
Turnkey Lender – Dmitry Voronenko
Turnkey Lender provides cloud-based loan management systems that automate the entire origination and account servicing process. With Turnkey Lender you are getting all our expertise in credit risk management and lending automation in the form of a customizable convenient out-of-the-box solution. We are a global leader and have over 10 years of experience in creating and distributing innovative lending software solutions. Our customer support is 24/7. Turnkey Lender is a comprehensive cloud system capable of quick, secure, and accurate automatic borrowers’ evaluation, and financing decision making.
Linkedin: Dmitry Voronenko
InsureVite – David Yeng
InsureVite is an unique dual-role, modular insurance technology solution provider based in Singapore and the Netherlands. By replacing humans with bots and algorithms, insureVite promises to help big and small insurers transform themselves digitally faster and easier, streamline and automate end to end processes, break down bureaucracy, lower overall operational costs and allocated loss adjustment expense (ALAE), while maintaining the highest customer satisfaction and providing delight in the entire insurance experience.