Lightbulb Capital’s 2018 Singapore FinTech Champions List showcases and celebrates the diversity and talent in the Singapore FinTech community. In order to create this list, they identified some of the key people making a difference in the industry and sent a short questionnaire asking them to highlight their primary focus, their key challenges and some more personal skills and attributes.
tryb Co-Founder Markus Gnirck was named as one of the FinTech Champions in this list. He was rewarded for ‘having started the FinTech movement in Singapore’. We are grateful at tryb to be able to foster the vibrant ecosystem in ASEAN and support entrepreneurs on their journey.
tryb Co-Founder Markus Gnirck is named as one of the Top 50 FinTech Influencer in Singapore by Lattice80. The list identifies some of the most important thought leaders who are creating action and impact in Singapore.
Read the full list here.
Singapore – The Board of Directors of tryb Group announced the appointment of Girija Pande as an Independent Director of the firm.
Mr. Pande spent over a decade with TCS as Head of Asia Pacific, his last role being Chairman of TCS, Asia-Pacific. He established TCS’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in 2001 and pioneered its business growth in Asia. He has spent over three decades in the Asia Pacific region working in senior capacities at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd and ANZ Banking Group.
“Girija is an accomplished leader in technology and financial services and an experienced board member” said Nels Friets, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of tryb Group. “We and our portfolio companies will benefit from his insights and strong network across Asia Pacific supporting the growth of tryb’s infrastructure technologies,” he continued.
tryb Group has made key appointments to deepen the firm’s operating efficiencies and technology capabilities. Lien Choong Luen and Jason Strimpel were brought on board as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Platforms, respectively, to further strengthen tryb’s position as a leading operating partner for enterprise and B2B financial technology companies.
“Lien and Jason joining the growing tryb widens the expertise of the team and enhances our capabilities to continue building our financial technology ecosystem for ASEAN.” stated Markus Gnirck, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of tryb. tryb is a financial infrastructure company that buys, builds and operates growth stage and middle market financial technology companies.
On 27 July, 2017, tryb lost a founding member, a leader, and most importantly – a dear friend. Magnus battled cancer for several years, fighting the disease to the very end before passing away in St. Louis, Missouri.
A leader, Magnus built and led industry-defining businesses. He was the CEO of Singapore Exchange from 2009 to 2015, elevating it to become one of the world’s largest and leading exchanges. Prior to SGX, he was President of Nasdaq, playing an instrumental role in the eventual merger of OMX and Nasdaq in 2007. Under his leadership, OMX became the world’s largest provider of technology solutions for exchanges and clearing organizations.
A visionary, Magnus held over three decades of experience, reshaping the finance industry during that period. Magnus was Honorary Chairman of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore). He was also a member of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University, and Senior Advisor to Bain & Co. in relation to financial markets, exchanges and financial technology.
We, at tryb, will miss Magnus’ leadership, experience and camaraderie that he brought. We will stay true to Magnus’ values and spirit, building on existing momentum to achieve his shared vision.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
The largest FinTech Hub in the world, Lattice80, interviewed Markus about his entrepreneurial journey, the competitive edge of tryb and what advice he would give to startup founders. Read more here.
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The past decade took me all the way from working with the Zulu tribe in South Africa in an HIV orphanage, to building carbon fibre clips for airplanes, to scaling up a suit business in Germany, followed by embracing the tech scene in London (CleanTech, IoT, EdTech) to finally financial technology. FinTech was certainly not something that I planned or saw coming. However, when I co-founded Startupbootcamp FinTech over three years ago, it was the right timing in the right place and I knew that I had joined a fascinating industry.