MARKETS & INVESTING | Krisana Gallezo-Estaura, Singapore

A first-of-its-kind crowdfunding + e-commerce platform launches in Singapore

Imagine an Amazon meets Kickstarter.

If you are looking for a place to discover unique brands or ​projects and interact with inspiring people from the global community, ZingoHub maybe for you. ZingoHub bills itself as a home to the world’s best emerging brands & ideas. Founded by a Singaporean-Pakistani and an Indian national who grew up in Singapore and have known each other for 15 years, the startup was born in 2015 as the two envisioned a world without borders made possible through an online commerce built on innovation and ideas. This first-of-its-kind crowdfunding + e-commerce platform which has operations in India is launching its platform in Singapore this March.

Haider Aly-Reza holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick in United Kingdom. Prior to co-founding ZingoHub, he was as a Business Associate for Japanese Internet giant Rakuten where he was involved in supporting the assessment and setup of business opportunities in South-East Asia. Sayantan Das holds a double degree in Finance and International Studies from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Prior to co-founding ZingoHub, he was working with TripAdvisor as a Business Executive within TripAdvisor’s Sales and Operations division at its APAC Headquarters in Singapore. Sayantan’s responsibilities at TripAdvisor focused on driving revenue through analysis of market data and operations leads. The two met at United World College of South East Asia in Grade 6 where they regularly experimented in various entrepreneurial ventures from the young age of 14.

With the help of Nasir Alessandro Kausar, who serves as a founding president, the concept evolved as they wanted to build identities around the countless number of amazing brands, creators and innovators there are in this world. A model where a social marketplace rewards-based crowdfunding and e-commerce platform existed in harmony seemed like a perfect potion to dissolve barriers and give rise to a world of amazing brands, products and ideas.

Nasir holds a BS (Economics and Italian) and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to co-founding ZingoHub, he was the CEO of Infinity Partners and also held senior level positions in Societe Generale and Citigroup.

The startup currently has raised 600,000 USD funding from private investors and a Singapore-based private Family Office.

ZingoHub is a full subsidiary of Singapore Company, Bazingo Inc. (www.bazingoinc.com).

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