Our Story

tryb’s founding team has built and led 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 founders of tryb realised that different tribes are necessary to build the next generation of technology platforms and institutions for financial services in ASEAN.  Each individual brings a unique set of skills and experience that combine to provide a different perspective on investing in and operating financial technology companies.

Magnus Bocker has built, led and sold financial technology companies before the the term ‘FinTech’ was invented.  As the CEO of OMX he drove 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 Exchange in 2009.

Nels Friets brings over thirty years of experience in the Asian banking and research industry. During his leadership roles at CLSA, Citibank and Singapore Exchange, he gained deep insights on the region’s 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 a wide variety of financial industry experience. He served as a capital markets regulator at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).  He moved on to become the South East Asia lead for Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory desk.  Prior to co-founding tryb, he was a Vice President at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).  At GIC, Veiverne was a founding member of the Integrated Strategies Group, a direct investment team focused on large and structured deals in private equity, PIPEs and credit.

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

Four different tribes.

Four different perspectives.

One mission: Become the leading platform for financial technologies in ASEAN.