Our Story

tryb’s Founding Team has built and run large technology firms, deployed capital as investors, and nurtured an entire generation of new technologies. The extensive network of tryb’s founders facilitate differentiated and proprietary deal sourcing, deep due diligence and strong post-investment value-add.

The four founders of tryb realized in late 2015 that different tribes are necessary to build next generation technology platforms and institutions for financial services in ASEAN. Each individual brings a unique set of experience that combined provide a different perspective on investing in and operating financial technology companies.

Magnus Bocker has built, led and sold financial technology companies when the term ‘FinTech’ wasn’t even invented. As the CEO of OMX he was driving the acquisition of numerous exchanges in Europe and successfully led the merger with NASDAQ in 2007. Magnus was President of NASDAQ before he was appointed CEO of the Singapore Stock Exchange in 2009.

Nels Friets brings over 30 years of experience in the banking and research industry in Asia. During his leading roles at CLSA, Citibank and SGX, he gained deep insights into the regional financial markets. Nels is currently on the Board of Fullerton Fund Management and is part of Finance Committee of Singapore University of Design and Technology.

Veiverne Yuen has seen the financial industry from various angles. First as a capital markets regulator at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) then during his time at Rabobank in Advisory & Research. Finally, at the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) he co-founded the Integrated Strategies Group to invest in private equity transactions.

Markus Gnirck has been building companies in Europe and Asia for the past 6 years. As the co-founder and former Global COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech, he is hands-on involved in emerging technologies and has been creating value for all stakeholders.

Four different tribes, four different perspectives. One mission: become the leading platform for financial technologies in ASEAN.