Bambu welcomes Aki Ranin as Chief Operating Officer

[Press Release]

Bambu today announced that Aki Ranin will join Bambu as Chief Operating Officer. He will report to Ned Phillips, Bambu's Founder and CEO.

Mr. Ranin is a recognized authority in Fintech and an accomplished technology executive with a highly technical background and more than 15 years of technology experience. In his previous role as Commercial Director for Tigerspike, he focused on growing the financial services business across Southeast Asia. In this role, Mr. Ranin also established the partnership of Tigerspike and Bambu, whereby Tigerspike has incubated Bambu as a startup within the Tigerspike offices. Through this partnership, Tigerspike has served as an extension of Bambu staff, and delivered key front-end components to the Bambu platform in cooperation with other Bambu partners Amazon Web Services and Finantix.

"Through joining Bambu I will boost the team's ability to capture the overwhelming demand and momentum we are seeing in the Asian wealth market for Robo-Advisors. The B2B platform offered by Bambu allows both financial institutions and non-financial players to offer savings and investment products to their users across a multitude of channels. Through the partnership with Tigerspike and Bambu, I have already established a great collaborative relationship with Ned and team, and couldn't be more energized by this unique opportunity to change the Asian wealth landscape. My initial focus at Bambu will be to work closely with Ned on business development and key partnerships such as Thomson Reuters to deliver and execute on the market demand. I'm joining a great team and look forward to supporting Ned and the investors towards the upcoming Series A round," says Mr. Ranin.

About Aki Ranin
Aki Ranin joined Tigerspike in 2014 as Commercial Director for Southeast Asia based in Singapore. In this role, he drove the growth of Tigerspike's business in the region, with a focus on financial services in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. His key clients include DBS Bank, Standard Chartered, and Manulife. Mr. Ranin also managed key partnerships including Apple, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce and Thomson Reuters. Previously, he was Vice President of Technology at Avaus, where he ran operations and P&L for a team of 50 designers and software engineers. A technology industry veteran and former software developer, Mr. Ranin has over 15 years experience across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Industrial Automation, Retail, Media, Telco and Financial Services. Mr. Ranin graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Science from Aalto University.

About Bambu
Bambu is a Singapore based company started by Ned Phillips. Bambu is a B2B platform that all firms can implement into their current business to enable them to offer Robo Advisory to their clients.

Media contact:
Ned Phillips
Tel: +65 91279034