Red Envelope, Ep 8: Hong Kong bustling with Innovation

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“Innovation will continue to be a driving force in Asia as fintechs and banks both develop new platforms services for the increasingly connected consumers in Asia.”

Asia has long been bustling with innovation – with Singapore and Hong Kong competing for financial supremacy for many years – the verdict on who got their nose ahead is still out there



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Medhy Souidi, the Head of FinTech at DBS bank @medhy_souidi

Medhy has been very involved in the innovation ecosystem in Hongkong. He is well connected in the Fintech and Blockchain space in HK, and has seen it evolve over the past few years.

Medhy talks about his involvement in DBS’ innovation initiatives. DBS was named the “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney magazine and it has its own digital initiatives and is considered one of the most innovative banks in the region.


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