12. January, 2020
Application Period Closes
28. January, 2020
Start Online Interviews (Top 50)
03. March, 2020
Start Speed Dating Selection (Top 25)
20. March, 2020
Selection Top 10
04. May, 2020
Start Program
29. October, 2020
Program ends

 

 

 

About us

We are an ecosystem of Startups, Corporates, Experts and Investors, reshaping global finance through talent, technology and dedication. As a Zurich and Singapore based FinTech Incubator and Accelerator, F10 supports and guides Startups in transforming their ideas into successful companies while stimulating worldwide collaboration with international organizations. The Home of FinTech is committed to driving innovation across industries of tomorrow.

Program Requirements

6 month program 4 May - 29 October 2020 in Singapore

6 month program 4 May - 29 October 2020 in Singapore

Teams with great first prototypes

Teams with great first prototypes

A real problem has been identified as well as validated and the needs of potential customers are addressed

A real problem has been identified as well as validated and the needs of potential customers are addressed

Teams of at least 2 full time members at the start of the program

Teams of at least 2 full time members at the start of the program

Online participation of the program is possible, but at least two of your team members must be present during the six training weeks in Singapore

Online participation of the program is possible, but at least two of your team members must be present during the six training weeks in Singapore

Deliver milestones as defined by F10 along with Startup specific milestones

Deliver milestones as defined by F10 along with Startup specific milestones

Upon the closing of the Startups next equity financing round, the Startup will automatically convert equity in the amount of 4.0% of the Startup to F10

Upon the closing of the Startups next equity financing round, the Startup will automatically convert equity in the amount of 4.0% of the Startup to F10

We offer

F10 helps you to solve the #1 problems FinTechs face: selling your product to big banks and insurance companies. Our program goes way beyond corporate exposure, we facilitate targeted collaboration platforms for our Startups and Corporate Members, and each Startup benefits from a dedicated F10 Coach that will help you build successful partnerships with incumbents.

Support for Startups to create a minimal viable product

Support for Startups to create a minimal viable product

Provide access to Corporate Members, namely SiX, Julius Baer

Provide access to Corporate Members, namely SiX, Julius Baer

An extended network containing Experts and Mentors

An extended network containing Experts and Mentors

Access to the developer portal of the F10 FinTech sandbox

Access to the developer portal of the F10 FinTech sandbox

SGD 20'000 reimbursement for each team, if milestones are reached

SGD 20'000 reimbursement for each team, if milestones are reached

Provide the Startup with a dedicated F10 coach

Provide the Startup with a dedicated F10 coach

SG Founder Grant

Below you find the application form for Startup SG Founder. Benefit from F10 as an Accredited Mentor Partners (AMPs) and fill out the information required.

Startups in the program

Batch 1

Mentors

Our valuable Mentor network

Aki Ranin / CTO @Bambu

Aki is the founder of two startups in Singapore: Bambu in Fintech, and Healthzilla in Healthtech. The common thread in his companies and interests is intelligent automation through applied data. Aki holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Aalto University in Finland and writes frequently on Medium about startups, philosophy, and technology.

 

Expertise

Robo-advisory, Fintech, Machine Learning, B2B solutions, iOS development, and all things Health & Wellness related

Alban Salord / Head Business Financial Crime Risk @HSBC

Alban’s career spans more than 20 years during which he moved from academia (law), to international contract negotiation, to risk management in the banking industry. He moved to banking and Asia over 12 years ago after studying and working in France, the United Kingdom and Australia. His banking career focused mostly on compliance and fighting financial crime within large banks, both in the second and in the first line of defence. In his current role, he heads the Business Financial Crime Team for Asia Pacific RBWM at HSBC, and has developed a keen interest in the use of new technologies to support better anti-financial crime controls. He is passionate about building teams and people and spends a significant amount of his time coaching and mentoring, including with children at risk in Singapore.

 

Expertise

Banking, cyber security, law, risk management

 

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Andreas Wenger / APAC General Manager @IMTF

Since 2011, Andreas is active in Singapore and has acquired a deep understanding of the different challenges banks face today operating in this region. Before, he was working as a management consultant on projects with local and international banks. After 9 years in consulting, Andreas joined IMTF group in 2018 as APAC General Manager. His experience encompasses business and technology transformation, RegTech, front office strategies and processes, TOM definition and post-merger integration. Before entering the business world, Andreas studied at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and holds a master degree in physics with specialization in astroparticle physics. After the master thesis, Andreas did his PhD in particle physics at CERN in Geneva and Fermilab in Chicago.

 

Expertise

Banking integration, business and technology transformation, consulting for banks

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Carina Zuber @Investment Navigator

Carina is an international banking expert with lots of experience in intercultural team work, as she has worked, studied and lived in more than six countries, across three continents, and with more than 25 nationalities in the past 20 years. She left banking to join Investment Navigator as Regional Managing Director last year. Investment Navigator is a Swiss WealthTech company with clients like UBS, DBS, or LGT. Carina builds the Asian business from scratch for this boutique Software-as-a-Service provider.
Furthermore, Carina holds an MBA from Singapore Management University and IE Business School and was honored by the Beta Gamma Sigma Association for her top academic achievements. Her colleagues awarded her also with the “Best Mama/Papa Award”.

Luca Burlando / Manager @BV Ventures

Luca is a Manager at BVV, supporting companies in creating the future they envision. Passionate about how technology is used to change the status quo, Luca is an enthusiast at heart and a pragmatist by trade, looking at how innovations bring positive change to customers around the world. With a background in traditional finance (sell and buy-side) he branched out into the technology sector operating as COO of a tech startup in Europe. Luca has been in Asia since 2015, and an active promoter of the innovation coming out of this part of the world.

 

Expertise

Fintech, blockchain

LinkedIn

Aymeric Salley / Head of StraitsX @Xfers

At Xfers Aymeric is leading StraitsX, the stablecoin initiative for Southeast Asia. Aymeric obtained his MBA from INSEAD in Singapore and has 8+ years of experience in Strategy and Operations in the financial sector in Asia.

 

Expertise

Digital Assets, Blockchain technology

Joeri van Geelen / Managing Partner APAC @Prysm Group

Joeri built his expertise in distributed ledger technology and supply chain management over the past 8 years when he worked in various management roles with Shell, Gazprom, Siemens, Equinor and Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. He earned multiple degrees in International Business & Management from top tier universities (e.g. Harvard Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, Norwegian School of Economics, University of Groningen and University of Nottingham).

 

Expertise

Blockchain, FinTech, Energy, Supply Chain

Johnny Mayo / General Manager @SuperCharger KL

Recognised by Forbes in the 2016 Asia 30 under 30 list, his unique experience of creating, managing and advising companies has helped him achieve notable results for his clients in both the public and private sectors as well as academia. With more than a decade of consulting, marketing, business development and project management experience across Asia Pacific, he has played a leading role in championing technological innovation across the region, working with regional banks, national regulators, and governmental bodies on how they can best understand, adopt and implement new technological trends.

Kasun Perera / Head of Data Science

An academic turned entrepreneur, Kasun has published over 10 scientific papers with 100+ citations during his academic career across Asia, Middle East and Europe. Lastly, he started his own FinTech firm PinAlpha Pte Ltd and also won the Golden Ticket at first F10 hackathon in Singapore. At PinAlpha he managed to win contracts from world’s leading financial institutions.

 

Expertise

Data Science/AI/ML, Design and Build MVP/PoC, FinTech, Technical Due Diligence

Vidit Agrawal / Partnerships Lead SEA & India @Stripe

Vidit is an active angel investor in the region and an advisor to startups like Scooterson Inc (US), Shoclients (India) and MVL Chain.IO (Singapore). Before this, Vidit was the COO of Carro, a series A startup focused on second-hand car marketplace. He ran the operations for the business in Singapore and the International markets and focuses and expansion.

Vidit Agrawal also holds the distinction of being Uber’s first employee in Asia. He went on to become Head of Strategic Vehicle Partnerships, APAC. He was in charge of spearheading the vehicle partnerships of Uber in the region and was responsible for the growth of the business. He had filled multiple roles at Uber in the past including Strategic Finance Manager, Operations Head for Singapore, Strategic Finance for India and Business Launcher across the region.
Prior to Uber, he worked for UBS in Singapore and at multiple start-ups in Singapore and Silicon Valley.

 

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, payments, investments, startup strategy

Scott Krivokopich / Partner @1982

Scott co-founded the FinTech VC 1982 in 2019. Previously, Scott was on the investments team at tryb. Prior to joining tryb in December 2016, Scott worked as Director and Office Head leading the corporate finance and CFO services practice of Moore Stephens in Shanghai. At Moore Stephens, Scott worked closely with EU- and US-based boards and financial sponsors to manage financial operations for their investments in Asia, providing investment planning, restructuring and financial due diligence, while serving as regional finance head for 22 companies.

 

Expertise

Investments, financial operations

LinkedIn

Veronika Kuznetsova / Principal Product Manager @Grab Financial Group

A citizen of the world, Veronika has lived in 8 countries so far, and feels most at home in places where she can use technology to make everything in life simpler (hence why she now lives in Singapore). She started her career in Finance in the midst of the Global Financial Crisis in London, so it’s been a great rollercoaster ride. She spent 8 years at HSBC on various global projects, from formulating the Digital Strategy for their Private Bank to launching their first stand-alone investing mobile app in Hong Kong.

She also ran a dedicated FinTech Accelerator program called SuperCharger, where she helped startups find new Product-Market fit, partner with large corporates, raise Venture Capital funding and scale their businesses across Asia. Her passion is around helping people develop and improve their financial literacy, adapt to the digital age of managing their finances through savings and investments, and in that way take control of their life plans and their future. She is now in the process of building a new Wealth Management Platform for the local unicorn company Grab as part of their SuperApp strategy and Digital Banking ambitions.

 

Expertise

WealthTech, Digital Banking, Product/Market fit strategy, Fundraising

LinkedIn

Suzanne Hraba-Reveney / Co-Founder & CEO @BusinessIn

Suzanne Hraba-Renevey is co-Founder and CEO at BusinessIn, a platform connecting startups and SMEs in fields affected by digitalisation including fintech. Judge and mentor at the MassChallenge Accelerator Switzerland and in a variety of other programs, she is strongly engaged in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Previously founder and CEO of swissnex Singapore where she advised entrepreneurs from Switzerland and developed strong business, government and research networks. Molecular biologist by training. She pursues building bridges between Singapore and Switzerland while inspiring and guiding change, impact creation and community development.

 

Expertise

Singapore ecosystem, digital marketing, community development, business model, pitching

LinkedIn

Salman Jaffer / NLP Technology Lead @Refinitiv

Salman has lived in 5 countries across Europe and Asia and has a passion for learning. His current focus is Multi-Lingual Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence problems. Previously, Salman was the Head of Data Science for Sentifi, a Swiss start-up based in Vietnam where he was responsible for managing teams developing Machine and Deep Learning models tagging over 1 billion documents a month. Salman has a depth of experience in interdisciplinary and cross-culture team management and is currently looking for opportunities to bone up on his Product Management skills.

 

Expertise

Management, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Product Management, Technology

LinkedIn

Matt Maddocks / Risk Consultant @Deloitte Risk Advisory

Matt has extensive experience in the Banking and Finance sectors across Asia and Australia and now delivers advisory services based on his 30+ years experience in operations, payments, compliance, operational risk & governance. He has been inspired by the energy and innovation seen in the FinTech / RegTech StartUp space which is incredibly innovative and interesting and will reshape the way we manage Governance Risk & Compliance across the financial services industry.   He enjoys identifying key partners across his extensive global network to make sustainable outcomes a reality.

 

Expertise

Banking, Fintech, Payments, Op Risk, Compliance

LinkedIn

Mahendra Kasula / Principle Director @Accenture Pte. Ltd.

Banker, management consultant and technology analyst with around 20 years of experience in Banking and Technology, Compliance Business Strategy Transformation, Core Banking implementation and project management domains.

Worked with 14 Fortune 100 and marquee global and regional banks across diverse geographies: North America, the Nordics, Middle East, India, China, and the ASEAN countries.

Blockchain / DLT and FinTech enthusiast. Have worked in several innovative and key initiatives led by regional Financial Regulators (Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Bank of Canada, and Bank of England) and within the private sector.

Panel & Keynote speaker; Author of several published banking domain whitepapers and reports.

 

Expertise

Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Compliance and Audit, Blockchain, Digital Initiatives, Data Analytics, Operating Model Design, Practice Development, Strategy & Innovation

 

LinkedIn

Kelvin Tan / Innovation for Treasury & Markets, Tachnology & Operations @DBS

 

Expertise

Virtual Reality, Data Analytics, AI, Blockchain, Financial Markets, Exchanges

LinkedIn

Jin Han / Managing Partner @Globus

Combined experiences of Global 500 companies, SME and startups. Understanding of the pain points and the struggles that the entrepreneurs have to endure, and customizing the best practices from larger corporations to startups where applicable for the long term success. Most importantly, looking out for the best interest of the startups from the entrepreneurs’ perspective.

 

Expertise

B2B Sales & Sales Management, Artificial Intelligence, Organizational Structure, Scaling Business, Strategy / General Management, Recruiting / Talent Management, Partnership Management, Implementation (consulting) / Project Management

LinkedIn

Jayadeep Apte / Leadership Team @The CrowdHub Group

Jayadeep has played various roles in the past two decades to scale large, mid-sized and startup B2B/B2B2C firms across APAC, Europe and Israel. Adept at building win-win relationships, Jayadeep has been instrumental in building effective strategies, winning key clients, building growth ecosystem and execution capabilities involving a wide range of cutting edge innovations across Enterprise IT, Telecom, Customer experience, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Fintech, Life science and renewable energy space. Jayadeep is now helping promising startups to scale and raise capital.

 

Expertise

Building and scaling B2B/B2B2C firms across APAC, Europe, Israel-Domains: Enterprise IT products/services (Including in Fin/Insure/Regtech, Deeptech in non-IT( Eg. Lifescience, Biotech), GreenTech (Renewable energy/ Recycling)

LinkedIn

Diosa Agupitan / Technical Consultant @xpand

Dee (or Diosa) has been in the mobile and web commerce industry for 8 years, focusing on deployment, technical integration and production support. She moved to Singapore in 2015 and has since worked and collaborated with some of the top companies in the Internet and fintech sectors. She’s eager to share what she’s learned from the industry and hopes her knowledge and experience helps mentees succeed in fintech space.

 

Expertise

Systems deployment, apps integration, technical on-boarding

Abhishek Chatterjee / CEO & Founder @Tookitaki

A visionary entrepreneur with more than 15 years of remarkable experience across multiple sectors including technology, marketing, finance and regtech, Abhishek Chatterjee along with his team at Tookitaki devises and provides AI/machine learning-powered enterprise software solutions to enable sustainable regulatory compliance programs for the financial services industry. Holding a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Southern California, Abhishek worked with JP Morgan, New York, as a Quantitative Trader, before founding Tookitaki. He also worked in DoubleClick, a subsidiary of Google, as a software engineer.

 

Expertise

AI, Machine Learning, Financial Crime, Banking, Regulatory Compliance

LinkedIn

Jakub Zakrzewski / Managing Director @Kraken

Jakub Zakrzewski is a Managing Director at Kraken in Singapore. Previously, he was responsible for launching Revolut’s operations in Singapore in 2019 and leading its growth in the region. Before Revolut, Jakub was Head of Growth at Easyship, a 500 Startups VC portfolio company that won Hong Kong’s Technology Company of the Year Award in 2017, joining as one of its early employees in 2015. Prior to joining Easyship, Jakub worked at Lazada (Rocket Internet’s most successful venture up to date, acquired by Alibaba for $1bn+ in 2016) as a first employee in Singapore, where he established business intelligence and online marketing departments at the company. He holds a Master of Science in Finance degree, awarded from ESADE Business School in Barcelona where he wrote his master thesis on “Cases of Angel Investing in Europe”.

 

Expertise

Strategy + Growth + GTM/expansion

LinkedIn

Dominique Equey / General Manager APAC & Head Business Development @Assentis Technologies

Dominique is responsible at Assentis Technologies, a leading software solutions provider specializing in Customer Communication Management (CCM) with focus on the financial services industry, for the development of the APAC market and the worldwide partner network. He joint Assentis 2019 from the Zurich-headquartered banking software firm Avaloq, where he was Head for the Global Partner Network & Contract Management directly reporting to the CTO of the group. Dominique worked for Avaloq for more than 14 years in a broad variety of client and partner management roles and is well-known for building long-term, value-added relationships with stakeholders. Dominque’s extensive educational background and experience in Economics & Banking (University of Basel), IT (Swiss Certified Computer Scientist) and Law give him the ability to coach companies in an integrative, combined approach across functional borders based on several years of real-life experience as an executor.

 

Expertise

Partner Management (incl. Community & Market Place Management resp. Ecosystems, OEM, Whitelabeling) Licence Management, Contract Management and Negotiations, Key Account Management, Sales, Core Banking Systems, Banking

LinkedIn

Highlight Demo Day

Masterclasses

1

4 - 15 May 2020

Lean Canvas
Problem Validation
Roadmapping
Risk Management

2

15 - 19 June 2020

Problem / Solution Fit
Prototyping
Strategic Planning

3

3 - 7 August 2020

Product / Market Fit
Marketing & Sales
Legal Structuring

4

14 - 18 September 2020

Investor Perpetration
Financial Reporting and Planning
Regulation

5

26 - 29 October 2020

Fundraising
Demo Day
MVP Launch

Graduation Criteria

Startup will have developed a working product (MVP)

Startup will have developed a working product (MVP)

Startup has a first customer acquired (minimum one LOI)

Startup has a first customer acquired (minimum one LOI)

Team has sufficient capacity and skills to execute a POC

Team has sufficient capacity and skills to execute a POC

Finances are stable enough to execute a POC

Finances are stable enough to execute a POC

Information

We ask all Startups to read the information in the PowerPoint presentation prior to applying. It should answer questions around the selection process and contain the key information about the program that the Startup needs to be aware of.

Corporate Members

Partnership

Membership

Contact

You might have more questions around the selection process and some key information. We are happy to provide you with the answers you need.

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Jonas Thürig

Head F10 Singapore - SIX Group

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Operations & Program Lead Singapore – SIX Group

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Junior Startup Coach & Program Organizer Singapore – SIX Group

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