Starting 2018 with celebrations!

The start of 2018

From a company of one in February 2016, we've grown to nine people in 2017, and have just crossed 20 today. The world of Robo-advisory has seen a tremendous amount of growth in the past two years, and we have been thankful to be part of that. We still believe that we are in the starting stage of the transformation of wealth into a digital-led experience. We have built capabilities across user experience, machine learning, investment methodology, integration and go-to-market strategy. Robo-advisory is not a one-time solution, but an ongoing evolving process that we embark on with each of our clients. We look forward to building and launching new innovative solutions with our clients in 2018. We will keep you updated as our team grows and products evolve this year.

Best regards, 
Ned Phillips, Aki Ranin & the team  

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The latest happenings


Meet our Chief Technology Officer
We announce the appointment of Omar Tazi-Mzaalek as our company's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Omar is responsible for the continued development of Bambu's technology roadmap and oversees project delivery to our clients. 

Congratulations on the promotion! 


Vote us as Best Robo-advisor
Benzinga Global Fintech Awards has nominated us as Best Robo-advisor, along with other companies. Please vote for us by simply liking /sharing the post. Voting ends in July. Vote here

New team member

Melvin Ng is our new Business Development intern who will focus on ensuring clients and investors are kept up to date with the progress of our projects and assist in making our platform multilingual. Through this internship, he hopes to have a deeper understanding of Robo-advisory and fintech landscape.


December Newsletter: Year In Review 2017


Building a business is about momentum, forward momentum ideally. Luckily enough we had that in 2017. New clients, new investors, new team members, multiple awards. We have also created unique products in response to our client's needs. This is the core of our business. Robo-advisory is still in it's maturing stage, and we have positioned ourselves to provide solutions that will shape the landscape of this new digital wealth sector. It has been a rewarding year.

So what will Bambu do for 2018? No predictions. Only commitments. We will continue to conceptualize and build what robo-advisory will be. We will give 100% effort to our clients to exceed their expectations. In addition, we will meet as many new firms as possible to build Bambu into the leading B2B robo-advisory globally.

I often get the spotlight for the success and growth of Bambu, but this is all possible because of my team. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone of them. This year, we went from 8 to 20. 20 of the best. They are the real story of Bambu. 

As 2017 draws to a close, I would also like to express my thanks to everyone of you who has supported Bambu. Your confidence in us saw Bambu take flight. Thank you.

November Newsletter: One out of two is still pretty good...

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We participated in two events this month: FinovateAsia and Jumpstarter by Alibaba. Bambu won the Best of Show award at FinovateAsia for our innovative machine learning product People Like Me. If you would like to see a demo of this product, don’t hesitate to contact us
At Jumpstarter by Alibaba, we made it to the final 24 startups (out of 600+ businesses across all sectors of technology ) that pitched live on 21st of November in Hong Kong. While we did not go home with the top prize, I did manage to shake hands with Jack Ma which was a pretty good consolation. 
November also saw us exhibiting at the Singapore FinTech Festival. We are hugely thankful to be part of this ecosystem, which gives companies like Bambu the best opportunity to be successful. 
Our business continues to grow. New clients, new team members, and new products. We are pleased with the progress. Jack Ma gave three rules to the startups at the final of the Alibaba event - "always be optimistic, build a great team and ask what you can give not what you can get". We plan to follow those rules.  

October Newsletter: Our Team Expands as the Demand Strengthens.


We would like to welcome three new members to the team; Rohith Thatchan, Feliana Lee & Shienny Karwita. Rohith Thatchan is no stranger as he was formerly our intern based in Hong Kong and was mentored by one of the leading voices of Fintech in Hong Kong, Henri Arslan. After a 6-month internship, he joins our investment team on a full-time basis here in Singapore. Feliana Lee is our new Operation Analyst focusing on the development of the business, and Shienny Karwita contributes her design thinking talent as our new UI/UX designer.

In the coming month, the team will be presenting and exhibiting at some significant FinTech events in Singapore and Hong Kong - Finovate (HK),Singapore Fintech Festival, and Jumpstarter Grand Finale (HK). An upbeat month especially for the big D-day on 21 November as we pitch for the winning spot at the Grand Finale of Jumpstarter Asia organised by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund. We are up against innovative creators from 8 different categories. It will be a great challenge, but we are ready for it!

We look forward to meeting you at these events. Have a good week, everyone.