About the Book
Financial Technology, commonly know as FinTech, has disrupted the way financial services and products are being delivered. However, very little is know about the people behind the FinTech startups. What have been the biggest obstacles? Who inspires them? How did they get their business idea?
This book is a compilation of interviews of 52 FinTech entrepreneurs based in Singapore, one of the world's leading FinTech hub. Learn about the business models of FinTech companies and more importantly the people behind these ventures.
About the Authors
Chia Hock Lai is passionate about how technology is disrupting the way financial services are being delivered to consumers and businesses, and in the process making the financial system more efficient and inclusive.
Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association, he is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, advisor to FinTech Startups and mentor to student FinTech projects.
Varun Mittal is the ASEAN Fintech Lead at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and developed regional mobile payment solutions at Singtel Group. Prior his work in payments, Mittal worked at Microsoft and Gemalto. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore. Varun is also part of founding team of Singapore Fintech Association, working closely with startups, educational institutions, investors and regulators across ASEAN.