About us - Handshakes

About us

Leveraging data to empower safe, informed business decisions

Founded in 2011, Handshakes has grown into an award-winning DataTech company. Today, we are located in 6 cities and are expanding our presence across the globe.

Our story

As former regulators at the Singapore Exchange (SGX), our founders Daryl Neo and Charles Poon experienced firsthand, the difficulty of discovering connections between persons and companies. And as the amount of data they had access to grew, so too, did the challenges of discovering meaningful insights – especially within reasonable timeframes.


In an effort to solve these challenges, they began working on a solution that combined reliable corporate data with adaptive technologies – enabling greater market transparency and faster risk detection. The result was the creation of our award-winning Handshakes App.


Since our inception in 2011, we have also invested in key technologies (such as artificial intelligence) to improve the speed at which our clients are able to extract quality, data-driven insights – reducing workflows from months to weeks, days, and hours.

Our clients

Handshakes’ solutions are trusted and used by regional regulators, public sector agencies and financial institutions across the globe.

Recent awards

CIO Advisor’s Top 10 APAC

Machine Learning Solution Providers

IDC’s Innovators Awards

Asia Pacific Data-As-A-Service Provider

India ASEAN Youth Awards

Most Innovative Business Idea

SiTF Awards Best Innovative Product
SiTF Awards

Best Innovative Product (Artificial Intelligence/Big Data)

Singapore National Infocomm Awards

Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Solution

Singapore National Infocomm Awards

We are SG:D Accredited.

You can be assured of our product’s core functionalities, our ability to deliver as promised, and your data security.


Our solutions

Draw instant connections, visualise insights

Conduct due diligence and entity research easily, with visualised insights from our award-winning app.

See App

Ready and custom APIs

Power your platforms and workflows with our trusted corporate data APIs.


Custom reports, done for you

Need a due diligence report done? Our team of experts can handle it for you.

See Xpert

Fuse private and public data, revealing new insights

Combine your private data with public information to reveal previously-hidden insights.

See Fuse

Process large amounts of text, intelligently

Use our AI technology to read and process massive amounts of text and data.

See Seer

Get insight into Asia’s corporate landscape

A roundup of Asia’s best corporate sources in one subscription, so you can enjoy comprehensive insights with ease.

See ScoutAsia

Our growing presence


Handshakes’ headquarters is located in Singapore. Our presence also spans 5 other cities and is continuing to grow.

Singapore Kuala Lumpur Penang Hanoi Taiwan Australia