Arrif Ziaudeen and Dinesh Balasingam, CEO and CBO of Chope
Affectionately named after the colloquial Singaporean term for “to reserve”, Chope is now Asia’s leading online reservations platform spanning eight cities and servicing more than 5,000 restaurants. Founder and CEO Arrif Ziaudeen, and CBO Dinesh Balasingam have grown the business (raising funds from venture capitalists along the way) with a passion for equipping restaurants with customised tech solutions to increase efficiency. Besides helping restaurants manage their reservations, and providing them with marketing and analytics support, the company has also come up with other innovative revenue-generating solutions such as off-peak vouchers and discounted deals. And to steer F&B outlets through a post-pandemic recovery, Chope recently partnered with the Infocomm Media Development Authority to help merchants in Chinatown engage with new audiences through its platform. In their spare time, the two entrepreneurs are committed to various mentorship programmes and networks that groom young leaders in the tech space.