Former Managing Director and now an entrepreneur, Ned Phillips is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambu.
Ned has been based in Asia for the past 25 years; starting his journey in FinTech since 1999 with E*TRADE as one of the very first online brokers before becoming Managing Director in 2007. He was part of the transformation of the stock exchange where he developed two pan-Asian exchange, one of which is in conjunction with SCX and Chi-X. Ned had the opportunity to experience the first dot-com boom with one of the original FinTech companies as well as become appointed as a consultant to 8 Securities when they launched the first Robo Advisor in Asia.
With such an insightful exposure and development over the years, Ned saw an opportunity in the B2B space to build a solution for various sectors that lead to the birth of Bambu.
Since 2016, Bambu has accomplished many rewarding milestones: launched Singapore’s first Robo Advisor, won Best Early Stage Startup at FinTech Finals 2017, Finalist in SuperCharger 2.0 Accelerator program and finalist in Jumpstarter 2017 organised by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund.