FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: DepositBook

FinovateAsiaA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

DepositBook is a wholesale deposit marketplace that connects institutional and corporate depositors with banks globally.


  • Offers an open banking platform revolutionizing the wholesale deposits markets
  • Grants depositors access to special interest rates with one central account
  • Allows banks to raise liabilities at no additional costs

Why it’s great
DepositBook’s deposit marketplace creates a win-win for all stakeholders. Banks can raise funding with global depositors who discover the best rates and transact through a central account in a seamless manner.


Siddharth Bhandari, CEO
Bhandari is the founder CEO of DepositBook. He has been a career banker for over 20 years, holding leadership positions globally. Bhandari has a Masters degree in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Samir Rajpurkar, CTO and Co-founder
Rajpurkar has 25+ years of experience in banking and technology. He was formerly Regional Head of Technology at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), where he was responsible for managing technology services.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: UNPay

FinovateAsiaA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

UNPay’s UN Smart Cashier integrates functions of a retail cashier and dynamic advertisements on one platform. It can optimize sales processes and aggregate e-marketing services.


  • Leverages facial recognition by scanning the customer and showing gender-appropriate ads
  • Uses Face ID-associated accounts for payments and loyalty points
  • Processes a myriad of payment modes

Why it’s great
Enables businesses to showcase gender-appropriate advertisements to maximize sales. It also links to associated accounts for payments and loyalty points for enhanced convenience.


Yulong Hu, Co-Founder
Hu is a serial entrepreneur in entertainment, electronic commerce, and payment industries and is the founder of the first domestic electronic coupon platform, “LuckyMoney.”

Ernest Lo, Singapore Country Manager
Lo is a veteran in e-payments and holds a MSc in Telecommunications from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Shaping the Future of Financial Services in Asia: First Wave of Demoing Companies

This October, Finovate reunites with HK Invest to headline Hong Kong Fintech Week.

The celebration kicks off with the third annual FinovateAsia over the first two days, merging live product demos and insights on the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology. Fintech Week continues days three and four, hosting speakers to examine key themes in fintech, then crosses the border to Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, for the first time, to continue its fintech exploration.

Each year, Hong Kong Fintech Week highlights the individuals and companies shaping the future of financial services. Trends and themes this year include AI, blockchain, payments, lending, open APIs, and open banking. All of these are areas in which Finovate’s presenters are innovating.

The first wave of demoing companies for FinovateAsia 2018 are problem solvers. Here are some of the issues they are tackling:

Remember, tickets to FinovateAsia are available online. Save $400 when you book before this Friday, August 3.

If you’re interested in demoing at the event, visit the demo page or email us at And if you’d like to get involved as a demoer, speaker, or sponsor with our launch event in Cape Town, South Africa this November, let us know at