SCB and Krungsri Bank: FinTech, Corporate VC and Corporate Accelerator

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 -

Ended 21 July 2016
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) Digital Ventures and Krungsri Bank RISE are 2 new FinTech programs launched recently in Bangkok. 

Join us for a special Bangkok Entrepreneurs - Startup Grind Event and meet Paul Ark, Managing Director at SCB Digital Venturesand Supachai (Kid) Parchariyanon, Founder of Krungsri RISE accelerator, for a talk on FinTech, Startups, Thailand, Funding, Banks and, of course, these 2 programs.

About Paul Ark

Paul spent the first half of his career as an investment banker, working on IPOs, acquisitions, and private equity deals for global banks Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in Asia and New York, as well as boutique advisories Tonson Capital and Blackwood Ventures in Southeast Asia. He then transitioned to the world of retail by joining Central Retail, working on regional joint ventures and working on the company’s market entry into China and other Asian markets. He spent several years facilitating Apple Retail’s market entry into Asian markets, opening up flagship stores in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia, before joining Microsoft and advising on their China retail market entry strategy. Paul is also an active startup mentor and angel investor, having made investments in early stage companies in the United States, China, and Thailand, and currently manages the FinTech venture capital fund for Siam Commercial Bank’s Digital Ventures group.

Paul earned his undergraduate business degree at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

About the Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited 

Siam Commercial Bank PCL is one of Thailand’s leading universal banks. Established by the Royal Charter in 1906 as the first Thai bank, SCB has the highest market capitalization among Thai financial institutions as of the end of March 2016 (Baht 479 billion). Its network of branches and servicing points offers a nationwide coverage (total of 1,211 branches, 104 foreign exchange kiosks, and 9,806 ATM machines) to provide services that meet the demand of all customer groups, including corporate, SME and retail customers, with total assets of Baht 2,862 billion.

About Digital Ventures 

Established in 2016, Digital Ventures Co., Ltd. is the FinTech initiative of SCB which creates and manages innovative digital financial services. As SCB takes steps towards digital transformation, Digital Ventures is determined to create the most powerful and efficient FinTech ecosystem in the country. Digital Ventures has the fund of USD 50 million (equivalent to approximately THB 1.76 billion) for FinTech investment.

About Supachai (Kid) Parchariyanon 

Dr. Kid is young successful serial entrepreneur and visionary thinker who’s passionate in IT and turn it from hobby (stock trading) to real business (Thailand’s No.1 stock trading app) when he was a medical student. He founded MCFIVA in 2011 and manages multi-million advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies in various industries in Thailand and SEA region. 

MCFIVA is the leading Digital Agency provides data driven media solutions across all interactive channels. Their mission is to deliver customized interactive marketing solutions, tailored to each client's business and communication goals. MCFIVA focuses on helping companies in different verticals, market better digitally, especially through the Internet. Reference clients are the leading brands in various industries, including Toyota, VISA, Tesco Lotus, Mead Johnson, ThaiBev, Airfrance/KLM, Unilever, to name a few.

In 2013, D2C Inc., a joint venture between NTT Docomo and Dentsu Inc. specialized in mobile marketing, acquired a sizable stake in MCFIVA and become one of the major shareholder to fuel MCFIVA to expand in the region. 

About Krungsri RISE

Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya PCL and its business units) in collaboration with RISE, an expert in startups and the first corporate accelerator in Thailand, launches the “Krungsri RISE Fintech Accelerator”. 

The project aims to expand the knowhow and investment opportunity for startups on financial technology innovation or Fintech startups. 

Krungsri RISE will unleash growth opportunities and advancement in the financial digital business. 

Krungsri Head of Krungsri Consumer Group and Head of Digital Banking and Innovation Mr. Thakorn Piyapan, said that ‘Krungsri RISE’ is designed to reflect Krungsri’s vision of collaboration between the Banking sector and Financial Technology industry for optimal benefits to customers and consumers. The project expedites our development to harness the trends of the fast-paced world of technology.  

Join us for a chat with Paul and Kid, followed by a Q&A Session. 


Startup Grind + Bangkok Entrepreneurs  
Date: Thursday 21 July,  
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Sukhumvit soi 15.  
- 250 baht for pre-sales (payment by Paypal, Wire Transfer or Cash. See here for more info)  
- 350 baht ( US$ 10.00) at the door for RSVP,  
- 400 baht at the door for walk-in.  
("+1" are considered as walk-in)  

RSVP will be closed 6 hours before the starting time of the event. After that, walk-in will be the only option.  

Dress Code: please no shorts and no flip-flops. 


Presented by: Bangkok Entrepreneurs Co Ltd.

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