The business landscape is becoming increasingly interconnected and information surrounding it is growing at an exponential pace. While this complexity opens endless possibilities - how do we converge and make sense of this vast amount of data?
Every industry has their own unique challenges and systems which are manpower intensive. This often leads to inaccurate data & analysis that could lead to ﬂawed conclusions. From time & productivity loss to wrong decision making, we saw the need for a combination of quality oﬃcial data coupled with adaptive technologies.Corporate intelligence has to evolve and at Handshakes we are the catalyst.
There’s an abundance of company information around, but most are either unstructured or unavailable in the public domain. At Handshakes, we help solve this challenge and deliver this data in a format that is easy for interpretation and accurate decision making.
At the heart of our collective intelligence capability is the technology that is the backbone of our solutions. With our proprietary Data Analytics & Deep Learning AI, our technology not only enhances our data, but can also be seamlessly integrated with our client’s processes and database. The result? The ability to save valuable time poring over mountains of data, discover relevant content in seconds and guarantee consistent performance - eliminating any human-error.
We connect our clients to oﬃcial registries that include Singapore’s ACRA and Malaysia’s SSM to access and retrieve all the latest and historical data they require. These information include shareholders identity and directors information to incorporation data and entities related to the business - all presented in interactive data maps, allowing teams to make sense of the data faster.
With Handshakes, organisations today are conducting superior research about companies private and public to make better informed decisions. From research departments seeking highly accurate data information to audit teams desiring fast and speedy data analysis, our solutions are being used by companies in a multitude of industries to solve their everyday challenges. Financial institutions use us to make better informed investment decisions, regulators utilise our platform for accurate case detection and development, while researchers use our concierge service for custom market research that ranges from capital markets to retail and journalism.
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 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 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 ﬁnd Charles experimenting with novel approaches to understanding Handshakes data and taking its innovation to the next level. Charles is an intellectual who enjoys solving diﬃcult problems can’t resist a new challenge.