Morten Fillipsen
Vice President, Asia at Vivino
Morten Fillipsen
Vice President, Asia at Vivino
Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Vivino is the world’s largest online community of wine drinkers, with an app designed to help people research, learn about and buy excellent wine. The best bottles always rise to the top—Vivino’s 31 million users contribute ratings for millions of wines from around the globe, a collective database that forms the largest wine library in the world.

"We needed a corporate account, and didn’t have the time and resources to deal with the bureaucracy of traditional banks"
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Pawel Kuznicki
Founder and Director at Capital Match
Pawel Kuznicki
Founder and Director at Capital Match
Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Aiming to make the financial world a better place, Polish entrepreneur Pawel Kuznicki founded Capital Match in 2014. His goal: to make it easier for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access affordable capital—and in the process, to help investors create high-growth fixed income. Capital Match has now channelled more than USD66 million of funding, and is the largest invoice-financing platform in southeast Asia.

In Hong Kong, it’s difficult for SMEs to obtain flexible sources of financing, says Pawel. This means cashflow issues can have a big impact on SME owners, who aren’t always able to borrow from banks.
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Kirill Runkov
Co-Founder of B-A-T-C-H
Kirill Runkov
Co-Founder of B-A-T-C-H
Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Kirill Runkov has clocked a decade of experience in bartending and mixology, and his work has taken him all over the world—from North and South America to the Caribbean and the Middle East. But after arriving in Hong Kong to take up a managerial role in hospitality, he decided that he wanted to broaden his career. He noticed industry friends were creating quality bartending products, and he began to collect these in a casual online store, named B-A-T-C-H.

It turned out that Kirill’s greatest obstacle so far in building his business was opening a business bank account—especially as a foreigner in Hong Kong.
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Billy Naveed
Founder & CEO of Young Founders School
Billy Naveed
Founder & CEO of Young Founders School
Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Billy Naveed started his first online business while he was at high school, and he’s never lost the entrepreneurship bug. Though he’s spent the last 17 years building a career in investment banking, working in London and Hong Kong, the advice of the mentors he had at an early age has stayed with him. That’s why he launched the Young Founders School (YFS)—to give young people access to similar knowledge and opportunities.

“There is no start-up bootcamp in the world for high-school students that is operating at the scale and cadence we are. Also, because we can iterate quickly, we can work with the best educators in the world, including the best Google certified educators to bring the very latest teaching techniques.”
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Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Dom Wells
Founder of HumanProofDesigns.com
Dom Wells was teaching English in Taiwan when he launched his first online business in 2012. As a result of that, he noticed an opportunity in the world of affiliate marketing—where blogs and websites refer their readers to products or services and receive a commission on anything purchased. Dom noticed that beginner affiliate marketers were often buying into exploitative services in order to set themselves up.

“With Neat, I bypassed the lengthy and bureaucratic process of opening a traditional bank account. I like that Neat is also a start-up, and they’re still developing. This means that they’re always innovating and open to customer feedback—which is rare with traditional banks.”
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