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Wong Joo Seng - Startup Asia Women


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Speaker: Wong Joo Seng, founder and CEO of Spark Systems

Wong Joo Seng is the founder and CEO of Spark Systems. A company he jointly conceptualised with his co-founders and started up in April 2016. Spark is focused on building the next generation of FX trading platforms that are ultra-fast, resilient, low latency and cost efficient.
In addition to being a recipient of an MAS grant, Spark System also raised USD5 million in a Series A round (with venture capital as well as strategic investors) that was completed in November 2016.
Joo Seng is a Venture Partner with Vickers Venture Partners and also an Investment Partner with True Global Ventures. He co-founded M-Daq and saw it to completion of series C funding at a valuation of $250 million in November 2015. Prior to M-Daq, Joo Seng was the Managing Director and CEO of G K Goh Financial Services, listed as SGX-DT, a wholly owned securities and derivative brokerage and foreign exchange trading susbisiart of G K Goh Holdings Ltd. He grew GKGFA into one of the largest institutional FOREX trading houses in Asia.
Joo Seng started his career in 1987 at UOB Singapore in precious metals trading. He then joined Republic National Bank of New York (now part of HSBC) as VP, Forex & Previous Mteals Options. He subsequently joined Bank of New Zealand in Wellington. Returning to Singapore, he assumed the position of Head of Treasury at TLB Bullion and Futures, the wholly owned derivative brokerage arm of Tat Lee Bank before joining GK Goh.

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