13th September 2019 – Singapore FinTech Association and AFIN / APIX: ASEAN Financial Innovation Network co-organised the APIX-FinTech GrowthXcelerator event, with support from MAS.
In this event, Manish Diwaan, Managing Director at APIX and Rebecca Martin, senior executive officer at MAS shared more about world’s first global financial services marketplace and its value proposition. Phyu Thinn Kaitlyn at MAS also gave a demonstration on the use of a platform.
The panel discussion and Q&A session facilitated a better understanding among the audience, participated by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at MAS, Manish Diwaan, Managing Director at APIX, Mohit Mehrotra, Co-Leader at Deloitte, Nilanshuk Haldar, Head of Financial Services Partnerships (APAC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Chia Hock Lai, President of Singapore FinTech Association and moderated by Ivan Mortimer-Schutts, Digital Financial Services and Payments Sector Specialist at World Bank/ IFC – International Finance Corporation.
Attendees also gained insights about how to overcome obstacles and pitfalls in fundraising from industry experts: Lara Drole, Capital Director at Antler, Claudia Teo, Head of Corporate and FS, Eversheds Harry Elias, Christopher Y.H. Aw, Managing Director, Pandan Ventures, Prakhar Sing, Vice President, Eight Roads Ventures, Nikhilesh Goel, Co-founder, Validus with the moderator Lim Ngee Hua, Secretary at SFA.