P2P Lending in Southeast Asia with Kelvin Teo, Co-Founder of Funding Societies
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- Jul 31, 2020
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Miguel Armaza is joined by Kelvin Teo, Co-founder of Funding Societies (Modalku in Indonesia), the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia, licensed in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, and backed by Sequoia, Softbank, and many more. In four years, Funding Societies has helped finance over 2 million business loans with over $1 billion in funding.
Kelvin Teo is the co-founder of Funding Societies. Selected as one of the Top 200 FinTech Influencers in Asia and appointed Co-Chairperson for the Marketplace Lending Committee of Singapore FinTech Association, Kelvin has spoken at major conferences such as LendIt Shanghai, Boao Hainan and Money20/20. He has also been featured on Bloomberg, BBC and Business Times. Prior to this, Kelvin served as a consulting professional at KKR, McKinsey and Accenture. Kelvin graduated from Harvard Business School and National University of Singapore, and is a certified Chartered Accountant.
About Funding Societies
Funding Societies | Modalku is the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia. It is licensed in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, and backed by Sequoia India and Softbank Ventures Asia Corp amongst many others. It provides business financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which is crowdfunded by individual and institutional investors. In 4 years, it has helped finance over 2 million business loans with over $1 billion in funding. It was given the MAS FinTech Award in 2016, the Global SME Excellence Award at the United Nations’ ITU Telecom World in 2017, Brands for Good in 2019, and recognized by IDC as amongst the 5 fastest growing FinTechs in Singapore in 2020.