SPEAKER

Crowdfunding Asia Singapore Summit 2015


Dr. Karndee Leopairote

Dr. Karndee Leopairote

C asean

Managing Director, C asean


   As a Managing Director of C asean, Karndee Leopairote aims to build a networking platform for collaboration among startups and future generation across the region to support the development of ASEAN community through various connectivity initiatives. Prior to C asean, Karndee was an assistant professor at the Department of Operations Management, Thammasat Business School and an executive director of the Future Innovative Thailand Institute. As an academician and a thought leader in Thailand, Karndee has put her continuing effort to improve innovative and global mindsets to the young startups and the future generation. She played a lead role in Policy Design Lab - Thailand Blueprint Initiative 2020, to enhance the local wisdom and the public participation, and to propose the national policy innovation. Previously, she served as an advisor Software Industry Promotion Agency and the Deputy Minister of Commerce responsible for the development of creative economy policies and initiatives, and has been actively involved in framing out creative economy policy at the national level. As a media personality, Karndee has hosted several TV and radio programs such in national broadcasting network in Thailand.

   She holds BEng in Industrial Engineering from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA.

Dr. Mark Hon

Dr. Mark Hon

Bansea

chairman, Bansea

   Dr Mark Hon is an accredited private investor with experience in leading early stage company to IPO. He is co-founder of Sugar venture builder and venture partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He is also the deputy chairman of the Business Angel Network South East Asia (BANSEA), acting chairman of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), and panellist on public sector funds that support entrepreneurship.

   A former professor of finance, he was also visiting professor to universities in Oxford, United Kingdom and Deggendorf, Germany. In the private sector, he has formulated R&D commercialisation strategies for MNCs in the defense industry, consumer electronics procurement road maps and mobile application strategies in the telecommunications industry, and acquisition strategies in the energy sector. He has served as c-level officer at a publicly traded company, and economic index expert to a Swiss bank.

   Mark serves on the boards and committees of various voluntary welfare organisations such as the Singapore Disability Sports Council, Singapore National Paralympic Council, Singapore Red Cross and the Foundation of Rotary Clubs. He is also member of the board of trustees of the Rotary Wish and the Cotton On Foundation Youth funds.

   Mark was a member of the American Finance Association and faculty associate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was recently featured in Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America.

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Andrew Dix

Mr. Andrew Dix

Crowdfund Insider

Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdfund Insider


   A seasoned digital media professional, Andrew Dix is CEO and Co-Founder of Crowdfund Insider, the leading news and information site for the global crowdfunding industry. Crowdfund Insider was founded in 2012 soon after the signing of the JOBS Act. Crowdfund Insider has been a leading voice and ndependent advocate for the disruptive innovation of crowdfunding. A recognized authority in the crowdfunding world, Andrew recently co-authored a chapter in a book titled "Crowdfunding: Current Market Dynamics". He is also on the Advisory Council of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA).

Goh Ching Yin

Goh Ching Yin

Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia

   Goh Ching Yin is the Executive Director for Market Development of the SecuritiesCommission Malaysia (SC).

Goh helms the responsibility for strategy & risk, economics & market analysis, markets & products and data management under  the Market Development business group. The group conceptualizes and formulates capital market strategy, products, market intermediation and the SC’s strategies and business plan; providing policy analysis of key issues and input to the Government on wider issues affecting  the capital market and economy. The group also identifies and manages macro risks to the SC’s regulatory objectives, and provides oversight on initiatives to develop private equity, venture capital, derivatives and international multi lateral arrangements.

Goh is a Board member of the Audit Oversight Board of the SC. He represents the SC on the Audit Licensing Committee within the Accountant General’s office. He is a member of the Intellectual Capital Development Committee of National Innovation Agency Malaysia , and a member of the National Cyber Security Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining the Securities Commission in March 2007, Goh held senior career positions that spans 12 years in investment banking in Malaysia and ASEAN.  The earlier part of his career had seen him holding various leadership and management positions in regional business development, strategic consultancy, corporate recovery and insolvency work; and auditing.  He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.

Iggi H. Achsien

Mr. Iggi H. Achsien

Commissioner, Bank Muamalat Indonesia

   Date of birth: 3 February 1977

   Office: Epicentrum Walk Office, 7th Floor, Unit 0709A, Kompleks Rasuna Epicentrum, Jl HR Rasuna Said Kuningan, Jakarta 12960 Indonesia

   Brief Biography Iggi H. Achsien is currently an Independent Commissioner at Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk, the first shariah-compliant Bank in Indonesia. He is also member of National Shariah Board in Indonesia and Working Team of Komite Pengembangan Jasa Keuangan Syariah in Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK - Financial Service Authority).

   Iggi is actively involved in Islamic Finance industry, as he has been known as pioneer in Sharia Bonds (Sukuk) market in Indonesia with issuance of the first Sharia bonds of Indosat Mudharabah in 2002. He was also involved in advising for structuring of the first Sukuk Negara issuance with Ministry of Finance.

   Iggi has Investment Manager license and received awards for Best Islamic Fixed-income Mutual Funds from Investor Magazine Indonesia in 2008-2011, when working as Managing Director at PT Insight Investment Management.

   Iggi is running his own company PT Zen Armada "Rizk & Risk Capital", a boutique financial advisor, engaging in financing arrangement, merger & acquisition, and restructuring program. R2Capital develops its business through its subsidiary: PT Indo Human Resources and PT Digi Laras Prosperindo. PT Digi currently develops the first sharia P2P landing in Indonesia.

   Iggi has experiences in the field of investment banking, fund management, insurance, sharia banking and advisory in more than 14 years. He holds bachelor degree in Financial Management from Faculty of Economics University of Indonesia with cum laude honor. He has completed Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) program, a dual degree between Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and Aalto University Finland.

Jonathan Medved

Mr. Jonathan Medved

Our Crowd

CEO and Founder of OurCrowd


   Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (Dec 5, 2007) "one of Israel's leading high tech venture capitalists". In the September, 2008 NY Times Supplement "Israel at 60" Medved was named one of the "top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel". In May 22, 2015 Edition of the Jerusalem Post, Medved was named one of the "50 most influential Jews".

   Medved currently is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels. Our Crowd is according to Forbes (August 13 2013) "one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet" having raised over $130M for 70 portfolio companies since its launch in February 2013. Bloomberg Business week said in the May 7, 2015 edition that "OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world right now." TheStreet.com described OurCrowd as "Crowdfunding for Real Investors."

   Medved has been both an entrepreneur and investor: He has been part of the founding teams at several successful Israeli startups, and as a venture and angel investor over the past two decades he invested in almost 200 startup companies, helping to bring 15 of them to values in excess of $100Million.

   Between 2006-2012, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo, a leader in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property. Medved led Vringo to a successful completion of its IPO (Initial Public Offering) on the NYSE:AMEX in June, 2010 and it trades under the symbol VRNG.

   Before founding Vringo, Medved was the founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, one of Israel's leading venture capital funds. Started by Medved in 1995 in his garage; he co-managed the fund until January 2006. Israel Seed had $262M under management in four funds and has been an investor in 60 leading Israeli companies. Exits include: Shopping.com (acquired by Ebay), Compugen (Nasdaq: CGEN), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW, acquired by Summit), Cyota (acquired by RSA/CA), Finjan (Nasdaq: FNJN ), Mobile Access (acquired by Corning), Tradeum (acquired by VerticalNet), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), Xacct (acquired by Amdocs), Business Layers (acquired by CA), Xtellus (acquired by Oclaro), and Digital Fuel (acquired by VMWare).

   Prior to Israel Seed, Medved built several successful technology startups. Medved was a founder and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at MERET Optical Communications, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA) between 1982-1991. MERET was an early pioneer in fiber optic communication systems for video transmission which was acquired by the Amoco Corporation (NYSE:BP) in 1990. Medved then came to Israel where he was part of the founding management team at Accent Software (Nasdaq:ACNTF) where he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales between 1992-1994. Accent was later acquired by L&H/Microsoft.

   Medved serves on the Boards of various non-profits including Ma'aleh Film School, The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center, Jerusalem Season of Culture, Artists and Musicians for Israel, Bnai David Eli, chairs the Aish HaTorah Boneh Yerushalayim Dinner and serves on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency and on the Board of Governors of the Jerusalem College of Technology. Medved was recently awarded (May 2015) the "Boneh Zion" award at Israel's Parliament, by Nefesh b'Nefesh for his contributions to Israel as a new immigrant.

   Medved speaks regularly to groups both in Israel and abroad, and has briefed scores of journalists, business leaders and public officials on Israel's tech miracle. George Gilder in his book The Israel Test describes Medved as a "engaging, visionary, pioneering venture capitalist" and traces the origins of his book to meetings he held in Medved's Jerusalem office. Saul Singer and Dan Senor, in their best-selling book, Start-up Nation describe Medved as "one of Israel's legendary business ambassadors (he) has taken on a role that -- in any other country -- would typically belong to the local Chamber of Commerce, Minister of Trade, or Foreign Secretary". According to a profile in the September 24, 2012 Jerusalem Report, Medved speeches combine "breathtaking statistics" with "the knowledge of a consummate insider" and the "arresting skills of a born orator". The article summarizes the impact on a Medved speech on an international crowd of business executives as follows: "The mesmerizing effect on this cynical gathering of hard-bitten executives is palpable. If Medved was hawking a new religion, he would win a roomful of converts tonight"

   Medved is a frequent guest and commentator on US and Global TV (PBS, CNN, CNBC, BNN, Bloomberg, CBN, CBC, BBC, ReutersTV, CCTV, etc), and was featured in the documentary movie "Israel Inside", the recent CBN series "Made in Israel", and the Charlie Rose Show. Medved appears regularly on US talk radio including Israel commentary on his brother's show, The Michael Medved Show and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Jerusalem Post, Townhall.com, and Aish.com

   Jon lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jane and his four children and four grandchildren, where he collects rare single malts and loud Hawaiian shirts.

   Jon Medved's interview on the Charlie Rose show can be seen here

JustinWright

Mr. Justin Wright

BeehiveAsia

Regional Head S.E. Asia, Beehive Asia

   As the Responsible Executive for Asia, Justin represents Beehiv's interests across the region. Having set up the strategic development and regional head office in Thailand, he is leading the growth of the Beehive-Asia platform and promotion of P2P innovation throughout ASEAN, working closely with regulators and industry leaders to deliver smart finance solutions to SME's.

   Justin has over 18 years of investment banking experience combined with more than 12 years in Asia Pacific deal advisory roles, both public and private spanning a range of sectors and countries. He began his career in the management team of Herzog Heine Geduld International in London, during which time, he was appointed as a full time member of the Brussels based 'EASDAQ' market advisory committee.

   He has subsequently made regular live appearances on CNBC Asia's business programs as a markets and economic commentator as well as holding the position of Executive Fundraising Officer at Kampuchea Balopp, a French-Khmer, non-government organization assisting disadvantaged and disabled Cambodian children with a youth development through sports program.

Dr. Karndee Leopairote

Mr. Kwek Swee Heng, Philip

McPeekay Consulting Group


   Philip Kwek joined the financial industry at the start of his career in mid-1980s as a rookie & by the age of 30, he made his ‘first pot of gold’. His better days were spent in the stockbroking industry.

Unlike his cohort, Philip self-studied and consistently upgraded himself over time.He achieved his Bachelor of Science in Business & Management (2nd Class Honours First Division), University of Bradford, in 1995, apart from a few other professional papers.

During his working career, Philip dealt extensively in various (stock)markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Malaysia, US, Tokyo, London that set the bases for deal making.

By the mid-2000s, apart from being the SVP, Morning Star Securities, Hong Kong, Philip also played leading roles in WG Group in Greater China, Director, Renaissance Capital Management Investment Pte Ltd, ISKRA Capital Development Co Ltd & others, sourcing for, & matching, M&A deals, advisory roles and restructuring of companies. He was also a Referral agent for Coutts Bank, 2012-14.

Philip strengths are in his experiences outside his ‘job’ requirement, his vast network in Asia & his ability to stitch up deals.

Mark Gnirck

Mr. Markus Gnirck

Startupbootcamp FinTech

Co-founder & Global COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech

   Markus Gnirck is the co-founder & Global COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech, the largest innovation program in the FinTech industry, based in London and Singapore. Besides running the 3 months accelerator he is also in charge of organizing hackathons, innovation workshops and pitch days - everything that is required to boost innovation in the financial industry. His motto is 'Boosting FinTech in Asia' to connect ecosystems and bring all stakeholders of the industry to the same table.

   Prior to Startupbootcamp FinTech, Markus successfully failed one startup and built up many others. He is an active angel investor and holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering / Material Science and a MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Oscar Jofre

Mr. Oscar A Jofre

KoreConX

KoreConX, Founder & CEO

   A Chilean-born entrepreneur and technology innovator, Oscar brings a background of 25 years in senior management, marketing, investor relations and sales with a proven pattern of results-focused leadership. Oscar’s leadership has transformed Board Suite, the leader in on-demand secure board portal solutions, into the Global leader as a Crowd Funding infrastructure platform and is also a member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates in the USA.

   As founder and CEO of BabelFish Corporation, a SaaS-based multilingual translation portal, he built and lea a team of over 135 individuals, providing high-tech multilingual solutions to 7,600 contractors around the world. Oscar was awarded the Vision 2012 Business Man of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on September 2012.

   Oscar A Jofre, President/CEO is currently one of the top 10 global thought leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, and has published an eBook that has been downloaded in over 20 countries, and been distributed by partners worldwide.

   Oscar is a featured speaker on equity crowdfunding, compliance, governance, and transparency in the USA, Australia, UK, Canada, Peru, Singapore, Indonesia and China.

   Oscar applies more than two decades of experience in successful start up enterprises to lead KoreConX’s ongoing development and growth. He is a member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates in the USA and the co-Chair of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada.

Angel List: https://angel.co/oscarjofre

Twitter: @oscarjofre

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscarjofre

Prasoon Kumar

Mr. Prasoon Kumar

billionBRICKS

Founder & CEO of billionBricks

   Prasoon Kumar brings to his role as CEO of billionBRICKS his passion for problem solving, and creating socially equitable and environmentally conscious structures that play an essential role in poverty alleviation.

   He founded billionBRICKS which is a non-profit organization that envisions a world where no one is homeless, and everyone has access to opportunities for economic and social upliftment. It aims to improve the quality of life of the homeless in high growth urban areas through design, architecture and technology. Moreover, it is committed to a better built environment believing that empowering communities with innovative and replicable housing solutions can solve homelessness and create lasting impact. Currently, they are engaged in projects in India, Cambodia, Malaysia and Nepal.

   Prasoon graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and an Outstanding Graduate Award for year 2005. He has a Bachelors in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, India, and is an urban planner and architect by profession with over 10 years of work experience in India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Kwek Hong Sin

Ms. Kwek Hong Sin

CrowdFunding Asia
Phoenixict
Sinwattana

Creator, CrowdFunding Asia™
CEO & Founder, Phoenixict Pte Ltd™ and Sinwattana.com


   Founder of Phoenixict, Hong Sin Kwek has had an incredibly unusual journey. With a background in cyber security and forensics, Hong Sin chanced upon Crowdfunding after a pitch to investors turned to a new opportunity in the Crowdfunding field. The more she studied the field the more she realised the profound impact of the digital world that leads to crowd economy. Thoughts on Crowdwisdom started since 2011 April as she had the entire idea of "Blue Ocean" strategy having clients getting the value of their investment in any size and types of industry.

   She envisions that in near term to come, Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding on entrepreneurs and new business ventures drives the economy. Pioneering the efforts of Crowdfunding in Asia, Hong Sin is on a mission to spread awareness and impact on 'Crowd Wisdom' - The effort to collectively expand the economy through the power of many.

   Partners in Asia including policy makers and economic influencers draw on Hong Sin's expertise, drive and tenacity to help manage and solve their business needs.

Sarica Apiwatthakakul

Ms. Sarica Apiwatthakakul

SEC

Director of Capital Market Promotion Center, Securities Exchange Commission, Thailand

   Ms.Sarica Apiwatthakakul, Director, Capital Market Promotion Center Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand. Sarica has been with the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission for over 20 years in various capacities. She is currently the Director of Capital Market Promotion Center, which serves as an education platform for the SEC to provide entrepreneurs with a better understanding of capital market in preparation for company public listing.

   Over the past 3 years, the SEC has run 3 successful projects to entice, educate, and facilitate entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including SMEs, provincial entrepreneurs and science and creative-based entrepreneurs, to gain access to capital through capital market. Equity crowdfunding is a tool that represents an important step of fundraising to help bring startup companies to become successful business. Prior to her role in the Capital Market Promotion Center, Sarica worked in the Corporate Finance Department for over 10 years, responsible for reviewing and approving company public listing.

Mulya Effendi Siregar

Commissioner, OJK (TBC)

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Mdm Low Yen Ling

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education & Mayor, South West District

   Ms Low Yen Ling was elected Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC in the 2011 General Election and re-elected in the 2015 General Election. She served as Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social & Family Development from October 2013 to September 2015 and also Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth from May 2014 to September 2015. On 1 October 2015, Ms Low was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education and Ministry of Trade and Industry. She has also been Mayor for the South West District since May 2014.

   Ms Low was born in 1974. A former student of Canossa Convent Primary School, Dunman High School and Temasek Junior College, she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies (with Second Upper Honours Degree) from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

   She began her career in the private sector. Thereafter, she joined the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and played an integral role in strengthening Singapore's entrepreneurial landscape and professional services sector through her 10-year stint with EDB.

   Before her current appointment, Ms Low was heading Business China, an organisation nurturing future generations of bicultural, China-savvy individuals and enterprises. As its Chief Executive Officer, she spearheaded the development of the inaugural Future China-Advanced Leaders Programme, a unique immersion learning Ms Low Yen Ling Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education and Ministry of Trade and Industry Mayor, South West District Republic of Singapore experience for high-potential leaders and the Future China Youth Forum, where young Singaporeans learn about modern China interactively. She will continue to guide Business China as a member of its board of directors.

   Ms Low's strong bicultural and bilingual background has led her to serve on the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (September 2012 to December 2013) and the board of directors of the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language Limited (February 2012 to January 2015). She is currently also a member of the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism Limited. Ms Low is a board member of the Chinese Development Assistance Council and steers its Student Education and Development Committee.

   As a mother of two young children, Ms Low enjoys spending whatever leisure time she has with her family.

Mr. Gerben Visser

Mr. Gerben Visser

TheSingaporeFinTechConsortium

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at The Singapore FinTech Consortium.

   Gerben is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner at The Singapore FinTech Consortium.

   He is also a Managing Partner at IncubAsia Ventures and Board member of Bansea (Business Angels South East Asia), a mentor at Seedcamp, StartupBootcamp and an advisor to a number of early stage technology companies.

   He has gained over 12 years of international experience in private equity, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance at RBS, Bank of America and Citigroup in Amsterdam, New York and London.

   He received a Masters degree in Business (Finance & Economics) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and dual Masters degree in Business (Finance & Economics) from SKEMA, a Grande Ecole Superieure de Commerce in France.

   Gerben is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and has been a registered Securities & Regulations, Corporate Finance Advisor with the Financial Services Authority in the UK.

PrakashSomosundram

Mr. Prakash Somosundram

Pealo

Founder and CEO,
Pealo Private Limited


   Prakash began his entrepreneurial journey when he founded Angel Dynamics a web design agency right after he had completed his National Service. That venture failed after one and half years.

   Not willing to give up he started Yolk 4 months later. Yolk began humbly as a 3 man Digital studio in 2001 and grew from strength to strength over the years which lead to an acquisition by WPP group in late 2010. Post acquisition Yolk has spread their Digital footprint in the region with hopes of being a strong Digital network in ASEAN. Some of the clients that they proudly served includes Lenovo , Microsoft , MDA , MICA and Singapore International Foundation. Following a self enforced sabbatical in 2014 , Prakash left operational involvement with Yolk with an intention to focus more on Start up matters and currently remains as shareholder with Yolk.

   Pealo was started in April 2015 as a Boutique consultancy to help SME and Business owners to realize their business dreams by helping them with Fund Raising , Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions , Partnerships and Exits. They are currently working towards launching a platform to facilitate all the abovementioned activities in a more effective manner. Launch is planned for end 2015. Concurrently he is also the co-founder and director of the Singapore Fintech Consortium an organisation that was started to encourage the growth of the Fintech industry in Singapore.

   Prakash is passionate about promoting Entrepreneurship and he serves in the Action Community for Entrepreneurship ( ACE ) as the Vice Chairman. He is also a second term District Councilor at North East CDC where he serves in the Child and Youth Committee.

   An avid church goer, Prakash believes that he is blessed to be a blessing to others!

Mr. Eddie Chau

Co-founder & Chairman, Spinircle Founder & Chairman, Neeuro Co-founder & Chairman, V-Key Co-founding Partner, TNF Ventures Board Member, Mount Alvernia Hospital Board Member, Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise Board Member, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA) Board Member, Assurity Trusted Solutions (100% owned iDA subsidiary) Member, Infocomm Media Master Plan 2025 Steering Committee

   Eddie Chau formed Brandtology in 2008 after successfully incubating e-Cop, a company he founded in 2000, to a market leader in Info-Security Industry. e-Cop was acquired in 2007 by a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holding Pte Ltd.. Brandtology is the leader in Business & Brand online intelligence services. Using proprietary technologies and proven process, combined with trained and experienced analysts, Brandtology helps companies analyse online conversations in the social media and make strategic decisions for their brands in a timely manner. Brandtology supports global clients in multiple countries and languages with more than 300 professionals in 15 countries. In 2014, iSentia, listed in Australia Stock Exchange fully acquired Brandtology. In 2014, Eddie co-founded Spinircle, a marketplace for Sales Professionals to get crucial information for sales opportunities from the crowd. In 2013, Eddie founded Neeuro to develop products that empower people to live happier, healthier and productivity through the use of neuro-technology and gamification. In 2011, Eddie co-founded V-Key with a key objective to make all mobile devices and applications more secured with cutting edge patented technology. In 2014, Ant Financial, a unit of Alibaba led a Series B investment round in V-Key. In 2012, co-founded TNF Ventures with several ICT entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, to incubate early stage ICT start-ups. Before founding Brandtology, Eddie was the Founder & CEO of e-Cop. He brought to the organisation his extensive experience in the ICT. He led and charted all aspects of e-Cop group’s strategic direction from product development through to professional consultancy services, technology development, sales and global expansion. Under his dynamic leadership and vision, e-Cop has grown to be the market leader in the InfoSecurity industry with international presence spanning more than 20 countries. Before founding Brandtology and e-Cop, Eddie held senior positions in IBM and Computer Associates Inc.. Eddie has also appeared as the investor/judge in Startup Asia Seasons 1 & 2 by Channel News Asia. Married with two children, Chau holds an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, London

LawrenceYong

Mr. Lawrence Yong

MoolahSense

CEO, MD, MoolahSense Private Limited

   Lawrence Yong is a recent entrepreneur, having stepped out of his corporate shell in September 2013. Prior to taking the "plunge" to found MoolahSense, a peer to business lending platform, Lawrence worked extensively in the financial services sector for more than 12 years in the field, acquiring a combination of front-to-back, buy- and sell-side experiences in the area of Fixed Income.

   Lawrence spent the 1st half of his professional life in Wealth Management, with his last role heading an awards-winning investment product team at Standard Chartered Bank. Before founding MoolahSense, Lawrence was a Vice President at Macquarie Capital where he was closely involved in developing its sales and structuring business at its Fixed Income division.

   One eventful evening in 2012, it dawned upon Lawrence that he had spent much of his career working for the top 10%. After chancing upon the inclusive financial innovation of peer to business lending, Lawrence found a new purpose to better meet the needs of the "underserved" in the financial system. MoolahSense, a peer to business lending platform was established to expand SMEs' sources of capital by connecting them to everyday investors. Its vision is to build a trusted online platform that empowers private individuals to stimulate economic growth by providing finance directly to growth businesses, in exchange for an attractive rate of interest.

   Lawrence first graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from the National University of Singapore in 2002. He completed his Masters of Financial Engineering from the same university in 2010. Lawrence holds the professional designations of Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Chaisiri Kangwalyossuk

Mr. Chaisiri Kangwalyossuk

Sinwattana

Platform Creator of Sinwattana.com

   Mr. Chaisiri is platform creator at Sinwattana CrowdFunding Platform Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.S (Honors) from Mahidol University and his M.S. from Asian Institute of Technology in Computer Science. He started his career in software development, where he developed a real-time feed data for both web service and client-based application by using software engineering practices such as agile, scrum and test driven development. He then moved to cybersecurity field, focusing on Security Operation Center, Incident Response, and Software Security Assurance. Currently he is a technical lead at Sinwattana Crowdfunding Platform, providing platform release roadmap for serving CrowdFunding business demand in Thailand and Asia.