With the latest funding round that valued Ant Financial at US$150 billion, many readers of TLD asked us what is really behind the success and prospects, beyond what is written in the news.

Well, it takes at least a few hours to explain things very clearly, with context, journey, as well as products that succeeded or failed along the way. We did that over half a day for a number of Southeast Asian investor friends early last week – and one of them stepped back from an investment into a payment company he almost committed.

Nonetheless, we have written about Ant Financial’s journey a number of times at TLD. Here is the collection – and they would give you a glimpse:

If you need to discuss further, you are welcome to drop us a note at hello@mworks.asia  

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Ritwik oversees product at Momentum Works. Prior to joining the company, Ritwik gathered significant software product management experience at Apple, Easy Taxi @ Rocket Internet, and expertDB. He engages in any conversation that remotely involves product design and user experience, and constantly explores ideas concerning payment, AR and machine learning. In his free time, he watches political satire, reviews movies on his blog, and loves treating himself to some coffee and a bagel.