As featured on Singapore's Business Times

S'pore startup launching SEA's first cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform

A HOMEGROWN startup is betting on cryptocurrency crowdfunding as the next fintech vogue. It has created a platform to allow entrepreneurs to raise funds for their projects using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, instead of regular currency.

FundYourselfNow, as the platform is named, will launch to the public in early 2018, The Business Times has learnt. It will be the first cryptocurrency crowdfunding platform in South-east Asia, according to its founders Jack Ser and Kenneth Tan.

What is FundYourselfNow?

The cryptocurrency crowdfunding market has grown explosively over the past few years, reaching 200 million in 2016. FundYourselfNow is a simple platform to allow project creators/promoters to raise funds for their projects using cryptocurrencies without the need of technical knowledge.

Fund Yourself Now improves on traditional crowdfunding sites by allowing more control once funds are distributed; providing support/mentors, and lowering transaction costs.

Why choose FYN?

The FundYourselfNow Ecosystem

FundYourselfNow is a much more efficient way to well.. fund yourself. We aim to revolutionize crowdfunding through our platform.

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Funding

The system has a friendly and easy to use interface, for project creators to post information on their projects. Potential backers will be able to browse through projects and filter them by the location and project type.

  • Interactive Project Page
  • Low Transaction Fees
  • Unique rewards

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Accountability

Our platform will utilize smart contracts to hold the virtual currency collected and perform the disbursement of the collected money and project tokens automatically, without any coding knowledge required.

  • Smart Contracts on Blockchain
  • Milestone based payment
  • Verified Project Creators

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Marketplace

Project helpers will be rewarded with bounty credits, which can be exchanged for project tokens. The platform will allow users to trade Item Tokens/Rewards that have been created during the funding process.

  • Reward Helpers with tokens
  • Token Trading
  • Cash Conversion

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Support

Our platform will allow project creators to seek project help from our very own community of professionals with specialized skillsets. Users will be able to leave comments and participate in discussion with the project community.

  • Find Project Help
  • FYN Cryptocurrency Wallet
  • Social Ratings and Review

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Rewards for contributors

FYN tokens holders will be able to invest in projects listed on our FYN platform, at preferential rates. Project listed on our platform are expected to accept up to 20% of their funding in FYN tokens. There is no upper limit on the amount of FYN tokens a project can accept.

70% of the profits made from FYN platform will be used to execute a token buyback program. Any purchases on exchanges will be made at the prevailing market price of the tokens as offered on exchanges listing FYN tokens. The tokens bought back will be burned to reduce the overall FYN token supply.

A gradual reduction in token supply will eventually increase on the token value, benefiting all token holders. In addition, the top 100 token holders will be part of the FYN VIP exclusive club. VIP club members have exclusive access to buy into upcoming promising projects featured on the FYN platform (normally at a discount), during their pre-sales period. For project creators, this will help good projects build momentum before their actual sale.

Our Team

Meet the team behind FYN

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Jack Ser
Founder

Jack Ser is an astute investor with a wealth of experience in the Real Estate, Hospitality, Education and Fintech sectors. Over the last decade, he provided advisory and strategy guidance to a multitude of high net worth clients and corporations worldwide in the Finance, Insurance, HR, Telecommunications and Mining industries. Jack’s expertise has also been nationally recognised by the Singapore Business Advisor & Consultant Council, where he won the 2015 Management Consultant of the Year award.

As a serial entrepreneur, Jack is the founder of Singapore-based Pinnacle Digital, which specialises IT consulting, design and financing for businesses. He has a diversified portfolio of investments in F&B, nightlife, education and automobile companies regionally and is always open for new investment opportunities.

Kenneth Tan
Co-Founder, COO

Kenneth has extensive experience in software development and is currently the COO at Pinnacle Digital.

He consulted on large scale enterprise deployment for MNCs and government Agencies. He has over 10 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of custom applications, mobile app development, website and eCommerce platforms, helping startups and business build their products. He is an avid supporter of the fintech and its potential applications that can revolutionize the world.

Zheng Junyi
Core Ethereum & Smart Contract Developer

Junyi has 7 years of experience in vetting and development of cryptographic solutions and has extensive experience in cluster management and hardware acceleration.

He is a crypto-enthusiast who started mining bitcoins in the early CPU days and ETH since genesis and he will be responsible for coding secure smart contracts capablity and backend optimizations for the platform.

Gary Bhatti
Solution Architect

Gary Bhatti has 14 years in technology and commercial software solutions architecture development. He has proven ability to identify, analyze and solve problem and to increase customer satisfaction and control costs through expertise. Understands complex database concepts as well as the implications of different database designs.

He currently serves as the CEO of Netset Software Solutions, and has experience in architecting robust solutions for governments and MNCs for their web, mobile and blockchain based products. Netset Software Solutions is currently a technology partner with FundYourselfNow.

Charlene Bautista
UI/UX Designer

Charlene is an experienced UX and web designer with over 5 years of experience. She started to learn design and code way back when she was still in grade school and has a degree in Multimedia Arts. She enjoys learning more about her craft and likes to push herself to the limit to create beautiful and fresh designs.

Santejudean Bogdan
Business Development Manager

Bogdan is an entrepreneur who has over 7 years of experience in brand identities and graphic design. Today, over 386 companies and businesses from all over the world are proudly standing out with his art-works.
He provided advisory and strategy guidance to multiple European companies from the healthcare, IT and marketing industry including tens of innovative start-ups.

Since 2013, he has been highly involved in the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, analyzing all the possible technologies within this space and promoting them through local public conferences. He believes that if we want to change the world, we have to let our dreams be bigger than our fears and our actions louder than our words.

Board of Advisors

Carlos Salas
Co-Founder, Nogle

Carlos is the co-founder of Nogle Pte Ltd based in Taiwan. Nogle is a leading Asian venture studio firm, which team up with entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to turn ideas into products and companies by offering
technology, funding and connections.

Previously, he was the CEO of Success Dragon International, a listed company in Hong Kong, engaged in the provision of management services for electronic gaming equipment.

Mr. Salas Porras also served as Senior Partner or Senior Managing Partner in several law firms in Costa Rica. He also held senior positions in private financial and multinational corporations.

In 2006, he received an award known as “Top 40 lawyers under 40” from Latin Lawyers Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Carlos has provided angel funding for FundYourselfNow to develop their initial product.

Emily Hwang
Founder, Couturissmo

Emily is a fashion and real eatate entrepreneur. She has vast experience in the fashion industry, and runs one of Asia’s leading online fashion portal, Couturissimo. She serves as the Vice President Asian Couture Federation and sits on the Governor Council of Fashion Designers of Korea. Previously, she served as the Singapore CEO of a famous German Luxury Brand, MCM.

Emily recently diversified her business to actively invest in fashion brands and couture houses. Apart from her investment in the retail industry, her company has long been involved with real estate development and the management of luxury properties internationally.

Dana Coe
Founder, Bitlox

Dana L. Coe is a pioneer in the cryptocurrency security sphere and has been involved with Bitcoin since 2013. He was a part of the first wave of internet start-ups in the early 2000s, and this gives Mr. Coe a unique insight into business strategies and how to frame the discussion as to what direction a company should move in. Trained in Germany as an engineer, his background in scientific equipment manufacture influenced his design of the BitLox cryptocurrency hardware wallet. As part of our advisory team, Mr Coe will advise on on strategies on making crypto-currency crowdfunding mainstream, such as providing users with a safe, easy to use hardware wallet that they can use to store project tokens/cryptocurrency when investing via the FundYourselfNow platform.

Kui Nakamura
Manager Director, Azura Group

As the Managing Director of Azura Group, Mr. Nakamura has a rich and diverse portfolio of cross industry investment experiences spanning the mining, energy, real estate and hospitality sectors.

Mr. Nakamura currently serves on the Government Investment Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan chaired by the Prime Minister and works closely with several development-finance institutions and export-import agencies to bring foreign direct investment to the region. Previously, Mr. Nakamura was Executive Partner with Siris Capital Group, managing $2.5 billion of private equity funds and investments and its predecessor group managing the private equity holdings of Point 72 Asset Management, the $14 billion family office (formerly SAC Capital Advisors).

His wealth of experience in private equity, trading and corporate finance enabled him to successfully raise billions of dollars of funds for governments and banks around the world, and advised over $9 billion worth of trading and investment transactions.

Road Map

June 2016
Idea Creation

November 2016
Alpha Prototype

February 2017
Website Launch

June – July 2017
Initial Coin Offering

Before Q3 2017
Development of Alpha version of FYN platform

FYN Crowdsale Fundraising Portal & Marketing Campaign

Q3 2017
Test Integration of FYN Platform with Ethereum Smart Contracts

Completion of Internal Cryptocurrency wallet

User Interface Enhancement

Q4 2017
Completion of Service Marketplace

Completion of Rating and Review in FYN platform

Beta Testing

Form Partnership with Cryptocurrency exchanges

Q1 2018
FYN Platform Launch

Launch Global FYN marketing campaign

Partner with leading legal firms to provide legal advice for FYN project creators

Q2 2018
Complete Development for Bitcoin Smart Contracts using Rootstock (RSK)

Q3 2018
Completion of Internal Marketplace for Token Trading

Complete Mobile App for FYN

Road Map

June 2016
Idea Creation

November 2016
Alpha Prototype

February 2017
Website Launch

June – July 2017
Initial Coin Offering

Before Q3 2017
Development of Alpha version of FYN platform

FYN Crowdsale Fundraising Portal & Marketing Campaign

Q3 2017
Integrate FYN with Ethereum Smart Contracts

Completion of Internal Cryptocurrency wallet

User Interface Enhancement

Q4 2017
Completion of Service Marketplace

Completion of Rating and Review in FYN platform

Beta Testing

Form Partnership with Cryptocurrency exchanges

Q1 2018
FYN Platform Launch

Launch Global FYN marketing campaign

Partner with leading legal firms to provide legal advice for FYN project creators

Q2 2018
Complete Development for Bitcoin Smart Contracts using Rootstock (RSK)

Q3 2018
Completion of Internal Marketplace for Token Trading

Complete Mobile App for FYN

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