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Handshakes is a technology company that develops and operates the award-winning Handshakes APP; an analytics platform for corporate, financial and relationship information about companies and people which assists businesses in areas especially where thorough background checks are required like: i) Prospecting (Lead Generation), ii) Due Diligence, and iii) Monitoring. Handshakes APP is unique for its ability to instantly generate interactive maps of complex, multi-layered company ownership, governance, and management relationship networks within the corporate ecosystem, shortening and increasing the accuracy of a process which could often take weeks.

Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), SEER, which is the core of Handshakes’ technology, SEER AI enables machines to read and understand the English language with the same understanding of context and cognition as humans. SEER AI has been applied to hundreds of thousands of financial and corporate documents, where information about companies, people and their relationships are discovered. Today, more than 100 million data points discovered by SEER are stored in Handshakes APP.

Organisations also use SEER to tap into new sources of information (such as emails, documents, websites and news) to empower their big data repositories and Handshakes solutions (E.g. Handshakes FUSE). The unique combination of data enrichment with corporate intelligence provides a unique knowledge management offering that unlocks and enriches organisations private data with official and external data.

Today, our products and data are well established in the South-East Asia (SEA) region and we are proud to be a choice solution of finance sector regulators and enforcers in SEA.


Daryl Neo and Charles Poon were formerly regulators at the Singapore Exchange ("SGX"). While at SGX, they saw that making sense of connections between market participants was a particularly important but tedious process. This inspired them to found Handshakes in 2011.

Daryl, a self-confessed explorer, spends a lot of his time beating the ground with Handshakes’ business team. To date, he has led development and commercialisation of the core information business from minimum viable product to full commercial product in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. In the midst of his busy schedule, Daryl really enjoys meeting new people and getting to know individuals from all walks of life.

Charles has been involved in various parts of the Singapore capital market for the last 16 years. He started his career with Singapore Exchange Ltd (“SGX”) in 2000 and had been involved in all facets of the business from listing promotion to issuer regulation. At Handshakes, you can usually find Charles experimenting novel approaches to understanding Handshakes data. Charles is an intellectual who can’t resist a new challenge. He enjoys solving difficult problems.


India-ASEAN Youth Awards 2018
Most Innovative Business Idea
The ASEAN – India Commemorative Summit was an international meeting which India hosted to mark the 20th year anniversary of the ASEAN – India dialogue relations and 10-years of its summit level partnership. The Most Innovative Business Idea award is a prestigious accolade presented by the Indian government at the India-ASEAN Youth Awards, which was held alongside the main summit.
SITF Awards 2017
Best Innovative Product/Solution
SiTF Awards is an outstanding accolade for Singapore infocomm innovations which recognizes companies which have developed applications or solutions that applied innovative use of technology. The judges presiding over this competition are distinguished individuals, amongst them were leaders from the ICM industry, venture capitalists, investors, academia, and government officers.
Singapore National Infocomm Awards 2016
Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Solution
Jointly organised by the former Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), now Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), the National Infocomm Awards (NIA) is Singapore's highest accolade for infocomm innovation. It seeks to recognise organisations and companies in Singapore which have exemplified the spirit of innovation, in their development of new infocomm products and services, or their use of infocomm technology to achieve excellence.
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