Break down barriers, then educate, excite, and enrich everyday people on our fully regulated digital asset platform
Best Prices. Large trade volumes provide beneficial buy prices
Low Trading Fees. A digital
asset trading platform in Indonesia with low trading fees
Secure & Insured. Secured and insured up to US$100M by BitGo
Innovative investment opportunities for everyone
We are spearheading the next generation of feasible, secure asset investments. We scour the world for the best, most exciting investment and diversification products – and put them in the palm of your hand with our free, easy-to-use apps and websites.
We are a team of entrepreneurs, economists, engineers, and designers joining forces to build a robust, trusted, and accessible product — for you —
Everyone should be able to easily and securely invest anywhere, anytime.
By supporting us, we are creating something really special together.
CEO and Co-Founder
Marcus, with his vision to ‘make investing easy’ and strong business acumen, oversees the entire regional expansion and development of Zipmex. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who previously founded Oneflare.com.au, Australia’s fastest growing marketplace for local services, which was acquired to form part of the Domain Group (ASX:DHG) and an expert in the digital assets industry. His vast experiences and expertise in digital assets has earned him speaking opportunities on Bloomberg, The Australian Financial Review, The Business Times (Singapore) and many more.
CEO Thailand and Co-Founder
Dr. Akalarp is a legal veteran in the finance industry specializing in capital markets and new asset classes. Having seen the benefits of blockchain and how digital assets can be used for driving positive change, he is a strong advocate in bringing the benefits to the everyman. Prior to realizing this calling, Akalarp was previously an executive director in a securities brokerage and investment bank. With his Georgetown law degree and a PhD in Public Administration, Akalarp is at ease working within senior government and corporate finance remits.
Our management team
Chief Legal Officer
A former Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance lawyer, Pavandeep Gill (Pav) has extensive experience in financial services laws, focusing on payments and digital assets/cryptocurrencies. He recently led the legal teams in the Asia-Pacific region in a mix of full-time and advisory roles for companies including Wirecard and Wise before joining Zipmex, a digital assets and wealth generation platform based in Southeast Asia, as its Chief Legal Officer. Pav is best known for being the whistleblower who exposed Wirecard, one of Europe’s greatest financial scandals.
Chief Operating Officer
Scot builds businesses. Previously at Uber for 7+ years, he led the expansion into nine markets and scaled up centralized operations, managing change from startup to public company. Accustomed to the fast-paced tech environment, he adopts a data-centric, customer-first approach, always failing fast to pivot and optimise strategy. Scot thrives on solving difficult problems, having degrees in Law and Philosophy, and is excited to grow Zipmex to become APAC’s leading digital assets exchange.
Chief Financial Officer
A venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur, and finance leader with over 15 years of cross-border experience, Nicolas has a deep understanding of tech-driven scalable business models. Expertise in fund management, Venture Capital, fund accounting, IPO, FP&A, US GAAP and IFRS, and Treasury makes him perfectly suited to be a part of the Zipmex brain trust. He also serves on a number of company Advisory Boards and is an active mentor in various Accelerators in Singapore.
Chief Commercial Officer
A Bachelor of Business, Finance and Economics (Hons) graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, Jonathan is a seasoned banking professional who specialises in launching and scaling new products and divisions. Previously at ING, he led a Global Lending Program tasked with keeping ING at the forefront of digital innovation across 8 of its markets. With his executional expertise, Jonathan’s passionate about ensuring that the best product is brought to market.
Chief Product Officer
Ken is obsessed with making Zipmex fun and seamless. For him, it’s about connecting with people to grow their wealth by offering the best product. He previously worked with Marcus at Oneflare as COO and Head of Analytics, where he grew the company by 60x. Ken brings nearly a decade of unrivalled experience in data analytics and big data, developing algorithms to understand consumer behaviour as part of formulating business strategy and user experience.
Chief Technology Officer
James has a rare skill of understanding both humans and code very well. He is a technology leader and an astute entrepreneur, who specifically oversaw several major transitions, including MySQL to PostgreSQL and memcached to redis. Since 2013, he has mined and coded many blockchain-related technological applications. He was previously the Head of Engineering at AirTasker where he designed and developed numerous APIs, along with other back-end infrastructure and systems design.
Chief Marketing Officer
As a trained economist with both strategy and operational experience, Proud brings deep expertise in tech strategy and marketing to making finance fun. She has worked with private equity firms and multimillion dollar companies across nine countries, as well as invested in and built companies from scratch. She grew her latest manufacturing company by 16x in revenue within 3 years. Prior to Harvard Business School, Proud was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on establishing strategic initiatives for C-suite clients.
Kelvin has a larger than life personality that, combined with his fintech and e-commerce expertise, makes him the perfect person to spearhead current and new business ventures. A former employee of Bain Capital and Morgan Stanley, Kelvin knows the ins and outs of private equity firms, global commercial and investment banks, solicitor firms, and barrister chambers. He has recently co-founded and exited FeedMe Guru, HK’s largest online dining experience platform) to New World Media after having graduated from Harvard Business School