#1 Singapore: $1 Billion in loans to SME's & growth of Funding Societies in SE Asia with Kelvin Teo
Welcome to the VERY first episode of THE GLOBAL UJ Podcast! So excited to be sharing with you all our very first guest on the show, Kelvin Teo! Kelvin was born in Malaysia, moved to Singapore later in his teenage years, and eventually got his MBA from the Harvard school of business. He started his company, Funding Societies, with a fellow Harvard classmate - while still in school at Harvard! Investors had even asked how much it would take in funding to have them drop out of school and work on their startup full-time! To date, Funding Societies has raised well over $60M from prominent firms like Sequoia Capital & Softbank Ventures! Kelvin has been selected as one the top fintech influencers in Asia! Funding Societies is headquartered in Singapore with operations in Indonesia & Malaysia and slowly expanding across SE Asia. I think you'll really like this conversation, enjoy!