“…our ESOP pool is 25% of overall cap table. 1/4 of our company is owned by colleagues…”

When Prajit Nanu, CEO of cross-border payments firm Nium, made this big announcement announcement Twitter @prajitn Read more on Twitter in July, it made headlines all over Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Nium had just become the first B2B payments unicorn in the region after raising a US$200 million Series D round.

Since then, it has been actively hiring across the US and Southeast to grow its 600+ strong team—we previously wrote wrote The Ken The Interview: Nium CEO Prajit Nanu on building a global fintech power from Singapore Read more about Nium’s growth.

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Based in Singapore, Sheila began her career working in high-growth startups, including a venture-backed online fashion retailer. Fascinated by the startup culture and the rise of unicorns and IPOs in Southeast Asia, she seeks to tell compelling stories on their journeys from idea to exit. She was previously at DealStreetAsia reporting on startups and venture capital.

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