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Bambu Goes Global, Launches London Office, Adds Technical Talent

The news that robo advisor Bambu has opened a new office in London and won its first American client is a reminder that, in fintech, when the going is good, the good go global.

“We would like to announce a new client project based in America that we landed recently,” the Finovate Best of Show winning company reported in its blog Thursday morning. “We are looking forward to working with them on building a robo solution for their region and will update you all with more details as we get closer to launching it.”

Bambu also announced that the company will open its new London office in April at Level39, Europe’s largest fintech accelerator space. The company said that the new offices are part of the “Bambu’s long-term growth strategy to offer our services and expertise on a global scale.”

Recently recognized as one of Singapore’s hottest startups, Bambu is a B2B robo advisor that helps businesses make wealth management services a part of their digital transformation. Bambu’s robo advisory provides users with automated, technology-augmented and algorithm-based portfolio management. The company offers Intelligent Advisor, a solution for private banks and wealth managers; a white-label robo advisory service geared toward banks, asset managers, and insurance companies; and the Bambu API developer hub, an API library of independent modules that provides developers with the tools necessary to add functionality to the robo advisor platform.

This week the company also took the time to welcome a quartet of new members to the team. In addition to a new Managing Director in Europe, Nick Wakefield, Bambu will enhance its AI, design, and front-end development efforts with the appointments of Chen Jie Yang, Hui Min Lee, and Tino Sambora, respectively.

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Singapore, Bambu demonstrated its People Like Me machine learning model that helps users identify the financial goals and build a strategy to meet them at FinovateAsia 2017. The presentation by co-founders Ned Phillips (CEO) and Aki Ranin (COO) earned the company a Best of Show award from our audience. Bambu has raised more than $1 million in funding and includes Franklin Templeton Investments and Wavemaker Partners (part of the Draper Venture Network) among its investors.