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Joel Ko is a serial entrepreneur and president of Marvelstone Group, a private investment company based in Singapore. In this role, he invests in and incubates startups, accelerates portfolio companies and leads mergers and acquisitions across borders with a focus on AI, FinTech, and Smart City innovations.

Joel co-founded the world’s largest FinTech hub LATTICE80, which helps FinTech startups develop and expand their business models globally, supports corporates and financial institutions in adopting new innovations, and forms public-private partnerships to develop new tech and educate the public. He also co-founded funds management company Marvelstone Capital and tech-focused venture builder Marvelstone Ventures.

Originally from South Korea, Joel founded a software company at the age of 23 and has built more than ten startups over his career. He has written widely about AI, innovation, and entrepreneurship for publications including The Business Times, Yahoo and Tech In Asia and has volunteered actively as a mentor for startups. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore Business School.