About Us

Wadz was initially conceptualized as a Blockchain-anchored payments platform that is aimed at solving merchant pain points when utilizing conventional payment processors, and providing merchants with access to accepting digital payments. The concept of Wadz has since evolved based on the current state of the Blockchain and payments ecosystem, where further research has found that the surrounding targeted segments can be further boosted if various underlying issues were solved.

We have since further expanded on our core initiatives to the realms of data ownership, emerging markets and financial inclusion. Based on the team’s wealth of experience, the team is confident in making the following vision a reality:

  1. To enable all merchants with access to accepting digital payments
  2. Provide the unbanked with access to previously unattainable services
  3. To ease the usage of Blockchain products, even by people who have no knowledge of Blockchain technology or cryptocurrencies
  4. To monetize personal data anonymously as well as allow merchants to purchase affordable and reliable data
  5. To build a cohesive and positive contribution-based ecosystem
  6. To create a payments platform where different solutions can communicate and collaborate with each other through sharing of valuable data across the ecosystem

We are constantly looking to recruit the best talent for our team.
Head on to our careers page if you think you are the right one for us!

Our Team

Anish Jain

Founder & CEO
Anish is an incisive leader with over 15 years of extensive experience with two of the top payment processing companies in the world. In his last role as Vice President for Market Development with MasterCard, he managed markets such as Asia, Australia, Middle East & Africa. In this role, he led and executed several successful payments projects across the region with Telco's, Airlines, Large Retailers, Governments, etc. Prior to MasterCard, he was the Client General Manager for American Express and was posted in various geographies including India, Australia, and Singapore. In addition, Anish also currently oversees a successful asset management company in Singapore, and his family manages a number of successful telecommunication projects in India and Africa. Anish holds a Masters in Business Administration & a Masters in Finance.

Matthew Winstanley

Group Head-Commercial
Matt is a highly experienced sales leader with over 20 years in the technology sector including the worlds largest services organisation and start-ups. The core skills that he brings to Wadz include; assisting technology departments align to business requirements, managing and mitigating risk and enabling adoption of disruptive technologies to assist businesses address new and changing markets. He has successfully sold and help oversee delivery on some highly complex and business critical projects, including data center relocation, cloud migrations and business process transformations.

Aaron Tan

Regional VP - Partnerships
Aaron is a passionate blockchain entrepreneur and the co-founder of Nakka Singapore, a venture and community building company that focuses on emerging tech and blockchain solutions. Being a consultant and core team member of several ICOs has enabled Aaron to acquire a wide range of business development and sales experience in the blockchain industry. Prior to working in the arena of blockchain technology, Aaron has worked in tech and marketing startups, SMEs, as well as Government-linked organizations in Singapore. Aaron brings to Wadz a fresh, entrepreneurial, ground-up perspective that highly reflects the new generation of millennial blockchain entrepreneurs.

Thomas Lee Warren

Advisor - Innovation & Technology
Thomas is is a “serial disrupter”.   AI (Machine & Deep Learning, Computer Vision, NLP), Robotics, Blockchain/Smart Contracts, Quantum Algorithms, DevOps, DataOps, and Cyber-Security are a primary focus. He has been a major voice in establishing R2 Data Labs at Rolls-Royce which is focused on developing re-imagined customer services and products that incorporate thought leadership in emerging technologies, securing funding, and leveraging the power of an eco-system of partners that include Universities, Start-ups, Scale-outs, and Government. Thomas will be driving Innovation, Technology and Product Development at Wadz. He will be responsible for the architecture and design of the Wadz Core. He is the Group Digital CTO/CTO R2 Lab – Rolls Royce. Founding member to establish a new industrial focused world-renowned Masters programs in Big Data and AI, based at leading universities across the UK. Founding member and leader of the Aerospace Blockchain Consortium that is driven to transform the logistics and manufacturing base across the Industry.
Advisors

Tomas Povilaitis

Co-Founder at Tomo Global | Associate Partner at Connect Capital
Tomas Povilaitis is the co-founder of Tomo Global – an incubator and accelerator firm focusing on building an ecosystem of businesses, utilizing TomoChain’s technology with a common vision on blockchain adoption. He is also an associate partner of Connect Capital – a VC fund that has a significant emphasis on high-quality projects that are focused on the Asian markets.  Tomas gained his experience in payments and banking industry by developing fintech projects in Europe for International Business Settlement - a HK public listed company, where he is still a board member.   Tomas will be advising Wadz on navigating blockchain investments landscape as well as technology deployment to online marketplaces. 

Simon Wong

Chief Executive Officer at SCW Consulting Pte Ltd
Simon is a seasoned executive with over 20 years in tech startups, venture capital, corporate finance, marketing, strategic business initiatives, operations, and process improvement.   His experience covers international business development and finance in Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Asia Pacific. He has recently worked with various startups on scaling up and developing businesses, growing strategic partnerships and running operations.   Simon has a strong process improvement and project management background, having completed Six Sigma Black Belt training. He speaks English, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia, and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Finance. 

Shawn Tham

Founder and CEO of Revent World Pte. Ltd.
Shawn is a Singaporean serial entrepreneur, who worked for over 10 years in the construction business. He eventually ventured into finance and work for several years at AXA and Manulife, where he managed sales teams and contributed to business development.  Shawn eventually gained an interest in Blockchain technology and was involved in mining & trading as early as 2016. More recently, his insatiable passion for technology led him to support and advise several tech companies. Shawn has played different roles from CMO, CTO, and COO.  As a veteran in the space of Blockchain, Shawn will be instrumental in merchant acquisitions for Wadz.