BOLT is headquartered in London, with offices in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Our founders Jamal Hassim and Christel Quek met in 2015, coming from two completely different backgrounds but with a common goal to utilise their respective expertise to create an ecosystem that would not only rebuild trust in the media but also reward users and improve lives.
Before BOLT, Jamal was the Chief Operating Officer of SPH Mediaworks in Singapore, where he launched and operated Singapore’s first private terrestrial television and radio station for Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). He also founded, operated and successfully executed a television and radio network in Malaysia. BOLT is his fourth venture.
Meanwhile, Christel is a technology executive who has built brands and digital businesses since the advent of the digital economy. Before BOLT, she was Head of Content at Twitter and led Social Business for Samsung Asia. She was selected by The Guardian as one of the top 10 global digital strategists, Campaign Asia-Pacific as a Woman to Watch, and Business Insider as one of the 30 best executives to follow on Twitter, and most recently Forbes 30 Under 30. She is presently also an advisor to Zilliqa, a next-generation high throughput blockchain platform, and Switcheo, the world’s first multi-chain decentralised exchange.
An inclusive economy powered by the world's stories.
We're opening up the power of information to all
Our core values:
1. Do things with purpose
2. Practice extraordinary compassion
3. Move as a team
4. Be radically positive
5. Have great resilience