Mobexo Presents its Mobile Payment System Providing Instantaneous and Secure Fund Transfer

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateAsia 2013.

The team from Mobexo is making their way to the stage right now.

“Mobexo seamlessly connects businesses and their customers. The Mobexo mobile payment application allows business owners to create customized and targeted promotional campaigns via the Merchant Portal to reach their customers when they want to and how they want to. 
Personal Mobexo users then have the ability to apply these offers when they pay using the application. Every time a user checks out using Mobexo, it will notify them when they have offers to apply to their payments. In this way, Mobexo is a tool that enlivens the connection between consumers and businesses.”
Presenting Sopheap Lao (CEO) and Jean-Marc Ly (Communications Manager)

Product Launch: February 2012
Metrics: $1.8M USD raised to date, 60+ person team in 3 countries (Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam)
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Consumer (B2C) & Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: Hong Kong
Founded: October 2010
Twitter: @Mobexo

FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Companies Bring Global Innovation to Singapore

FinovateAsia is typically our most globally diverse show, and this year is no different. Two weeks from now, we will showcase 37 demos from companies spanning the globe that are innovating in everything from remittance to small business tools to back office solutions and much more. 

Given that diversity, we thought it would be fun put together a map showing the geographic spread of the demoing companies that will take the stage (click the map to enlarge).


Here’s the breakdown of the number of companies from each region:

  • Asia: 12
  • Europe: 11
  • North America: 9
  • Africa: 1
  • Oceania: 2
  • Middle East: 2

To refresh your memory, the list of the companies that we’ve hand-picked to show off their new technology at the Max Atria @ Singapore Expo on November 14, include:

  • Advanced Merchant Payments
  • App Annie
  • Arkalogic
  • ArthaYantra
  • Backbase
  • BehavioSec
  • BlueKite
  • BRIDGEi2i
  • CustomerXPs Software
  • DragonWealth
  • GMC Software Technologies
  • i-exceed
  • IND Group
  • Intuition Intelligence
  • KlickEx
  • Kofax
  • LifePAD
  • Luminous
  • Mambu
  • Matchi
  • Mistral Mobile
  • Mobexo
  • Mobino
  • Pangea
  • Payoneer
  • Pixeliris
  • Red Zebra
  • SaaS Markets
  • Serverside
  • Smart Engine
  • Tootpay
  • TradeNet
  • TSYS
  • White Label Personal Clouds
  • Yodlee

To see live demos of the new technology, meet the entrepreneurs responsible, and network with others in the industry, get your ticket to FinovateAsia here. If you have questions about the show, check out who is attending or email

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 2


Here’s a sneak peek of five more companies who will demo at FinovateAsia next month in Singapore. These companies each gave us a glimpse of what they plan to demo.

If you missed our first sneak peek, check it out here. We’ll post the remaining companies in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.  

To see all 37 companies demo live at FinovateAsia, get your ticket here.

ArthaYantraLogo.jpgArthaYantra’s Arthos is an online personal finance platform that replaces the traditional human advisor and provides holistic advice instantly.

    • Online personal finance platform with instant, actionable advice
    • Replaces the need for a traditional human advisor
    • Create a financial plan, implement recommendations, and monitor performance
Why its great: 
Instant and end-to-end financial planning without visiting a traditional human advisor  


Nitin B Vyakaranam
Founder and CEO of ArthaYantra with 14 years of BFSI and IT sector experience across countries. Holds multiple patents and is an avid personal finance writer. Earned an MBA from Indian School of Business.

Sunil Lingareddy
Co-Founder and CFO of ArthaYantra. A serial entrepreneur and mentor with business interests in financial services, pharma, real estate, energy and infrastructure. Earned an MBA from Indian School of Business.



Customer XPs is a leading real-time technology solution provider to banks worldwide. It will demonstrate paperless branch banking and intelligent queuing solution.
    • Improved teller efficiency and productivity by intelligent queue processing
    • Improved customer experience by reduction in wait time
    • Reduced error rate
Why it’s great: 
It’s solution creates efficient queuing and paperless banking in branches. Quick deployment of the solution can be on mobile devices, tablets and PCs.


Rivi Varghese
Rivi is the CEO and has around 15 years of experience in the IT product industry. Rivi has international experience across 20+ countries and is credited with delivering at least 12 new-to-the-world products.

KofaxLogo.jpgKofax enables customer acquisition directly from the mobile device and, recognizing the importance of consumer engagement, Kofax will demonstrate on-boarding for an impactful customer experience.

    • Meet and service the customer via the mobile channel
    • Reduce operating costs and minimize drop-off rates
    • Build competitive advantage while increasing growth and profitability
Why it’s great:
Kofax Customer Onboarding improves the agility and profitability of your bank’s customer on-boarding processes by engaging customers via mobile devices.  


Drew Hyatt
Drew is a domain expert in mobile image capture. He works directly with top-tier FSI companies to develop mobile image capture solutions that integrate with and enhance their mobile strategies.


Dimitri Seneca Snowden
Dimitri is a visual strategist who leads solution innovation at Kofax. He has more than 13 years of experience in user interface design, user experience design and universal design.


Mobexo is reshaping the way we think about payment and financial services.
    • Mobile-specific security technology
    • Merchant portal, low-cost CRM system
    • Payment processing without additional hardware
Why it’s great:
Mobexo connects smartphone users to the physical and digital commodities of their lifestyles, without security and privacy issues and the inconveniences of traditional payment instruments.  


Sopheap Lao
Founder and CEO of Mobexo, Sopheap has over 16 years as a Senior Accounting and Finance Consultant where he founded Heuristis Business Consulting. Sopheap is also an Open Source Evangelist.


Jean-Marc Ly 
Jean-Marc is a serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and founded several startups that have been incubated in AcceleratorHK and Science Park incu-app. He is a startup advocate and mentor.


Pixeliris’ CopSonic enables contactless sonic and ultrasonic communication between smart devices for mobile payment and passwordless authentication available on phones and smartphones.
    • It turns any phone into a mobile payment device
    • It is truly contactless and entirely secure thanks to One Time Password and strong authentication
    • It replaces standard online passwords
Why it’s great:
With Copsonic, pay anywhere with any phone.  


Brian Roeten (pictured)
Brian joined the team in 1999. Today, his experience and skills enable him to manage the company’s innovating international hightech projects.
Emmanuel Ruiz

Since he founded the company in 1995, Emmanuel Ruiz has initiated all innovations, from our first audio broadcasting systems to the recent sonic and ultrasonic contactless communication technology.

Stay tuned on the Finovate blog where we will publish parts 3 and 4 of our Sneak Peek series in the weeks leading up to November 14.

Showing Our Age: A Look at FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Company Launch Timeline

At Finovate, we’ve seen how great innovation comes from companies of all ages. All we have to do is look at the Best of Show winners from FinovateAsia 2012. The founding dates of the winners ranged from 1858 (NAB, the parent company of UBank) to 2012 (SocietyOne).

We don’t know who will win Best of Show at FinovateAsia in Singapore this year, but looking at the launch date of the 37 companies taking the stage November 14, we found a 28-year spread. 

Here they are in reverse chronological order with funding amounts, if disclosed:

2013- 2012
  • BlueKite: 2013
    Total Funding: $1.5 million Seed funding
  • KlickEx: 2011
    Total Funding: $1.3 million
  • Mambu: 2011
    Total Funding: $2 million Series A

2007 or earlier
  • Yodlee: 1999
    Total Funding: $124 million
  • BehavioSec: 1998
    Total Funding: $2 million (€1.5 million)
  • Kofax: 1985
    Public LON: KFX

To learn more about each of these companies, check them out here and come see their live demos in Singapore on November 14.


All numbers and funding information sourced from

What to Expect at FinovateAsia this November


You may have seen the list of FinovateAsia demoing companies we released a few weeks ago. Here are more details on the 32 companies demoing November 14 at the MAX Atria @ Singapore Expo. Get your ticket here to be part of the crowd.

Stay tuned for our Sneak Peek series next month featuring a behind-the-scenes look at each company and chance meet the innovators.


Advanced Merchant Payments’ innovative loan management solution enables banks to offer profitable, unsecured, short-term loans to small businesses

ArthaYantra provides personal financial advice online to everyone irrespective of what they earn

Backbase brings social media to the bank, and the bank to social media

BehavioSec has extended its award-winning BehavioMobile solutions to offer policy-based behaviour authentication


BellaDati is the agile business data analysis with human touch

BlueKite’s international bill payment service improves an immigrants’ ability to care for family back home

BRIDGEi2i is a trusted partner that enables organizations to achieve accelerated outcomes by embedding analytics in their DNA

CustomerXPs Software is a leading product company offering real-time, Enterprise Fraud Management & CEM products to banks globally

GMC Software Technology is a leading software developer of solutions that transform the customer experience

i-exceed has created a Unified Application Development Suite for smartphone, tablets, desktops and laptops across operating systems

IND Group is a leading innovator and developer of digital banking, PFM and payments technology

Intuition Intelligence delivers the right offer at the right moment to the right client via digital channels

KlickEx is a Global Clearing System for commercial and central banks. The Clearing System extends to Retail, as well

Kofax is a leading provider of smart process applications that simplify the business critical First Mile of information-intensive customer interaction

Luminous is a boutique innovation company that has become synonymous with innovative banking around the world

Mambu enables financial institutions to rapidly deliver state-of-the-art banking services through a cloud-first Software-as-a-Service solution

Matchi is a matchmaker for innovation

Mistral Mobile powers your mobile financial services to serve anyone

Mobexo is a scalable, value-added payment ecosystem that allows transactions to be executed between smartphones

Mobino enables mobile payments for 5 billion people, from any phone, no credit card required

Pangea Payments’ multiplatform solution will allow you to send money to anyone, from anywhere, at any time, using mobile and retail locations around the world

Red Zebra brings together consumers, banks and retailers, with targeted rewards based on spending patterns


SaaS Markets is the enterprise app store company for financial organizations looking to leverage cloud-based applications for their employees or customers

Serverside Group is the global technology leader in digital card designs and a provider of innovative artwork solutions that create meaningful results


SinoLending is the leading online lending platform in China

Smart Engine’s Multichannel Loyalty Platform benefits financial institutions, merchants, web shops and users

TIBCO Software creates real-time, event-enabled solutions for the 21st Century

Tootpay’s mobile payment solution works independently from network and operator. It is encrypted, using a standard mobile phone

TradeNet provides an equity trading customer channel for retail customers in emerging markets at $5 a month

TSYS focuses on people-centered payments

White Label Personal Clouds’ Website Welcomer eliminates username/passwords and enables seamless, private transfer of information between organisations


Yodlee is the platform for financial innovation, powering the world’s largest collection of transactional data
To learn more about FinovateAsia, visit the event page, check out the FAQ, or email