Jirnexu

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JIRNEXU
Private
IndustryFinancial Technology
Founded2012
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Number of locations
Kuala Lumpur
Key people
Yuen Tuck Siew (Chief Executive Officer), Liew Ooi Hann (Chief Financial Officer), James Barnes (Chief Operating Officer), Lucas Ooi (Chief Commercial Officer & Head of Insurance), Cedric Viver (Chief Technology Officer, James Wong (Chief Business Development Officer)
Productsringgitplus.com
ServicesOnline financial aggregator, customer lifecycle management
Number of employees
51 - 100 (2017)
Websitejirnexu.com

Jirnexu Sdn Bhd (Jirnexu) is a Southeast Asian financial technology startup headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1]

The company provides technology to help financial institutions manage different stages of the customer journey: marketing, acquisition, fulfilment and retention.[2][3]

Business operations[edit]

The company currently has both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) operations in Malaysia and Indonesia.[4][5]

Companies working with Jirnexu include Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Alliance Bank, AEON, AIA, Zurich, Manulife, U4Life, BSN, RHB, and U Mobile.[1][6][7][8]

History & background[edit]

Jirnexu was formerly known as Saving Plus.[9]

In 2012, former Citi banker Yuen Tuck Siew and James Barnes founded RinggitPlus.com, a comparison and application website for financial products in Malaysia.[10][11]

The website was officially launched in 2013 to allow comparison of and application for credit cards, home loans, car loans, investments and insurance schemes.[12][13]

In 2014, RinggitPlus.com merged with SaveMoney.my, an online portal that provides information on different credit cards, car loans, phone, travel and shopping in Malaysia.[14] SaveMoney.my was founded by Liew Ooi Hann and Lucas Ooi in 2012.[12] Following the merger, Saving Plus Sdn Bhd was incorporated while RinggitPlus.com continued to operate as a comparison website.[15]

In 2016, Saving Plus rebranded itself to Jirnexu;[4][6] the name means “prosper” in Maltese.[16] The company launched XpressApply, an online application and CRM technology as part of its business to provide financial institutions a channel to reach consumers digitally by handling banking product applications online.

Several venture capital firms have funded Jirnexu, including SBI Group, Celebes Capital, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Nullabor, Tuas Capital Partners, Anfield Equities, Digital Media Partners, Gobi Partners, OSK Ventures International Berhad and private investor Steve Melhuish.[17][4][18][19]

In October 2017, Jirnexu reported having total funding of US$8.0 million.[20][21]

See also[edit]

Reference[edit]

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  8. ^ "RHB launches chatbot for personal loans on Ringgitplus". Enterprise Innovation | Asia's Premier Business and Technology Publication. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  9. ^ "Cover Story: The accidental fintech firm". The Edge Markets. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  10. ^ Ting, Henry (2015-12-23). "Yuen Tuck Siew, Co-Founder of Saving Plus - The Asian Entrepreneur". The Asian Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  11. ^ Ramchandani, Nisha. "The rise and rise of chatbots". The Business Times. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  12. ^ a b Khoo, Jean (2015-05-19). "7 Financial Comparison Websites To Help You Make Wise Decisions In Malaysia". Vulcan Post. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  13. ^ "Smart Money on Siew Yuen Tuck | The Malaysian Reserve". themalaysianreserve.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  14. ^ "Consumer portals confident of US$1m revenue with tie-up". NST Online. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  15. ^ "RinggitPlus.com and SaveMoney.my announce March merger". Digital News Asia. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  16. ^ "Fintech startup Saving Plus rebrands to Jirnexu, raises US$3m Series A". 2016-05-24. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  17. ^ "Fintech CRM Provider Rebrands as Jirnexu as $3m Series A Funding Announced | Finance Magnates". Finance Magnates | Financial and business news. 2016-05-24. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  18. ^ "Fintech funding round-up: 23 March 2017 » Banking Technology". www.bankingtech.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  19. ^ "Malaysian fintech Jirnexu closes $4.5M Series A round, kicks off Series B discussions - DealStreetAsia". www.dealstreetasia.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  20. ^ "Malaysia's Jirnexu raises $1.5 million for fintech software". VentureBeat. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  21. ^ Ellis, Jack. "Fintech solutions startup Jirnexu nets $2m in pre-series B funding". www.techinasia.com. Retrieved 2017-11-02.