Singapore-based funded trader program MPFunds, has announced a successful pre-seed funding round amounting to SGD 1.5 million ($1.11 million) secured from a prominent Singaporean angel investor from the region’s software and information technology (IT) industry.

The investment will accelerate the company’s plan of expanding into the wider Asia Pacific region and scale up the platform to cater to a diverse and rapidly-growing audience, MPFunds said in a statement on Wednesday.

With a strong impetus to accelerate growth, MPFunds has set its sights on swift market expansion in the third quarter of 2023, specifically targeting key markets such as Malaysia,
Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

MPFunds made its highly-anticipated debut in the Asian market on May 4, 2023, driven by its commitment to democratize access to the financial realm.

The company takes a human-centric approach to trading, providing prospective traders with the opportunity to wield trading capital of up to $400,000.

With their deep understanding of the financial markets and technology landscape, the Singapore-based startup aims to leverage their expertise to achieve sustainable growth as they continue expanding.

“At MPFunds, our primary focus is on creating a conducive trading ecosystem that equips traders with the essential guidance needed for a seamless start to their trading journey,

“Our commitment lies in empowering undercapitalized traders, both amateurs and experts alike, within Asia, a region that boasts one of the largest trader communities worldwide,” said Dean Wong, Chief Executive Officer of MPFunds.

Beyond providing capital, MPFunds offers professional trading courses by prominent economist Dr. Tan Kee Wee, who leverages on his extensive experience at renowned financial institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC, and UOB to help traders with insights on economic cycles.

The platform also sports a dedicated psychological support arm in collaboration with Annabelle Psychology, a comprehensive mental health practice in Singapore.

This partnership ensures that traders are equipped with the necessary tools to better navigate the emotional aspects of trading and maintain a healthy mindset.

Utilizing the investment secured in the funding round, MPFunds plans to achieve several strategic objectives.

These include expanding their team through robust talent acquisition, further developing and enhancing the platform's automated services, and prioritizing security measures to elevate the overall user experience.

“We will also be investing in thorough market research and groundwork for us to expand into the wider Asian market,

“Understanding the unique demography and consumer segments of each country will ensure we deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of traders,” Wong added.

According to the statement, the company is also addressing the pertinent need of raising awareness and fostering understanding of Funded Trader Programs through aggressive public education initiatives, empowering traders with knowledge about the program’s immense potential for benefits and opportunities.

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