Management - Handshakes


Daryl Neo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Handshakes, an award-winning data technology company specialising in corporate intelligence solutions.

Under his leadership, Handshakes secured an investment round led by S&P Global in 2022, joining earlier investors Nikkei Inc and SPH Media Holdings Pte Ltd, to launch the company onto the global stage. The Handshakes platform features interactive maps of complex, multi-layered company ownership and management relationship networks generated from official data sources. Trusted by regional clients based in audit, banking, investigation and enforcement, its solutions increase corporate transparency and bolster business transactions.

Recognised for his business acumen with knowledge of financial sectors in Asia, Daryl also leads Nikkei Group Asia Pte Ltd as the Special Executive Officer, the first SEO appointment by Nikkei outside Japan.

Prior to founding Handshakes in 2011, Daryl was a regulator at the Singapore Exchange (SGX).