We Do


With a wealth of experience and expertise spanning all corners of the globe, we balance our time between our own business ventures and working with multinational corporations. We have brought our collective talent and passion to Newton Circus in hopes of embedding sustainability into everything we do. Read More


With a wealth of experience and expertise spanning all corners of the globe, we balance our time between our own business ventures and working with multinational corporations. We have brought our collective talent and passion to Newton Circus in hopes of embedding sustainability into everything we do.

So what exactly is it that we do? Good question. Simply put, we make meaningful things in responsible ways. We focus on key drivers of global change, including climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, development, natural resource scarcity, healthcare, migration and urbanization. These drivers inspire us to create products, services and applications that are good for people, planet and profit.

The production and consumption of goods and services can only flourish if they are within our social and ecological limits. It is the cornerstone of our business and a guiding principle of sustainability. Consumers are asking for it, governments are regulating it and any business that has a long-term commitment to maximizing shareholders returns has already laid the foundation for a sustainable future. Sustainability has evolved from the niche to the masses.

The mainstream consumer has shown an overwhelming propensity to support products, brands, companies and retailers whom are committed to responsible business practices. Of course, these consumers do not want to sacrifice anything in the process. It must be the same price and quality as the competition. But when you deliver and substantially improve the product or service in a sustainable manner, consumers will reward you.

If embedding sustainability into your company and improving your bottom line is something you are interested in, welcome to Newton Circus.

Why The Name


Why The Name

We are engineers in our heads and artists in our hearts. Leveraging the scientific brilliance of Sir Isaac Newton and mashing it up with all the creativity of a circus, our name reflects the thinking and creativity, which is at the heart of our business. But Newton Circus is also a nod to one of the best hawker centers in all the world, which just so happens to be found here in Singapore.



We Are

Our people are what make Newton Circus so unique. We hail from 6 different continents, speaking over 20 different languages and are armed with business experiences ranging from change management, innovations, consulting, product design, engineering, digital and social innovation and marketing.

But there is one thing that has led each of us to run off and join the circus: Our desire to leave this world in better shape than we found it.

Daryl Arnold CEO About

Daryl Arnold

Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Arnold is an entrepreneur experienced in media, marketing and technology.

As the founder of the largest independent digital network, Profero, he brings a unique and often digital perspective to Newton Circus. As one of the pioneers of the digital revolution, Daryl has a keen eye for what is ‘next.’ He sees sustainability as not only something we can all feel good about getting behind, but an absolute necessity for the ‘now.’ When not trying to make the world a better place, Daryl is found hustling those less fortunate on the squash courts of Singapore.

Jason Aspes Founding Partner About

Jason Aspes

Founding Partner

Jason arrived in Asia 10 years ago by way of Hollywood and Madison Avenue. After traveling the globe bridging the digital divide as Regional Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather, Jason has shifted his focus from communications to innovation. As an avid American football fan, Jason finds his insomnia to be particularly handy, especially when the Florida Gators are playing well. He lives in Singapore with his wife Susie and three boys Asher, Levi and Shai.

Ciaran Lyons Partner About

Ciaran Lyons


Ciaran decamped to South East Asia ten years ago in an effort to escape the Irish winters. Following a two year stint with interactive agency Visual Jazz in Melbourne, he returned to Singapore to deliver digital solutions for Tribal DDB as Associate Director of Technology. Ciaran lives in Singapore with his wife Militza and two daughters, Maria and Meabh.

Loring Harkness CEO, Next Billion About

Loring Harkness

CEO, Next Billion

Loring builds technology platforms that engage emerging market consumers. Drawing on experience with international human rights NGOs, corporate law, and tech entrepreneurship, he now focuses on leapfrog technologies in the developing world, digital inclusion, flexible work opportunities for the under-employed, and crowdsourced data collection. He currently leads Next Billion, including subsidiary ventures Mobile Movies and MOAR!

Adam Lyle Chairman, Padang & Co About

Adam Lyle

Chairman, Padang & Co

Adam brings a breadth of experience to Newton Circus. Focused on issues around sustainability, Adam has worked as a management consultant, trainer and facilitator in both Australia and Asia. He holds an LLB and Bachelor of Com (with merit) in Finance and Accounting from University of New South Wales. He enjoys live theatre, travel, and long distance running and is passionate about the potential for “green change” principles to change the way we live.

Mats Lundgren CEO, Silverline Mobile About

Mats Lundgren

CEO, Silverline Mobile

Mats has nearly 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications, Mobile and Wireless industries. His passion for smartphones brought him from Sweden to Asia 8 years ago, where he led mobile product development for Sony Ericsson and enjoyed the varied seasons in China and Japan. Now in Singapore, Mats is currently leading Silverline Mobile, which helps to extend the smartphone revolution to the elderly. In his free time, Mats enjoys climbing mountains across Asia and curating the 3 terabyte of digital photos and movies he has taken of his wife, three boys, and their journeys around the globe.

Lilin Phng Project & Operations Director About

Lilin Phng

Project & Operations Director

Lilin spent 6.5 years in the automotive industry, managing a wide variety of business functions. She joined the Circus because she believes in using smart solutions to create win-win situations, and aspires to make a personal positive impact on her environment. Lilin loves animals, especially her two dogs. And when not at work, she can be found indulging in retail and yoga therapy.

Derrick Chiang CEO, Padang & Co About

Derrick Chiang

CEO, Padang & Co

Derrick has over a decade of experience in marketing and communications and has helped blue-chip companies across Asia-Pacific transform how they interact with their customers and reach new markets through digital and innovation. Prior to Padang & Co, he spent seven years with Profero in Shanghai and played a key role in building a successful full-service digital agency business.

Tan Chin Hwee CFO About

Tan Chin Hwee


Chin Hwee has just retired after spending 23 years in General Electric USA in various finance positions – the last of which being the Financial Controller for their Aerospace division; and more recently another 13 years in Honeywell International Inc as their Asia Pacific Financial Controller, responsible for 15 factories in 6 countries with a combined turnover of more than US$1 billion. Chin Hwee has worked for just 2 MNCs since his graduation from the then University of Singapore in 1977, earning a B Acc.(accountancy). He is married with two daughters, 26 and 22 years old respectively – one working in Public Relations and the other an undergraduate in SMU. Chin Hwee enjoys golf, travelling, movies and reading, and is very glad to be given an opportunity in Newton Circus to contribute and stay active.

CAIN QUAH Project/Traffic Manager About


Project/Traffic Manager

Cain has a background in marketing, events, and operations management and is originally from the fine city of Melbourne. He migrated back home to Singapore in order to seek his fortune, and has since joined the Circus as its Project/Traffic Manager.

When not maintaining the precarious balancing act of Newton Circus’ constantly growing multitude of projects and vast array of internal and external resources, Cain can be found in his natural habitat – snapping pictures of food at various restaurants and hawker centres.

Rendy Tan Technical Project Manager About

Rendy Tan

Technical Project Manager

Rendy has 11 years of experience managing teams and projects in the IT industry. A firm believer in open innovation and doing what matters to bring about the next human evolution through IT. Rendy is also a Raja Dhi Raja Yoga Instructor, certified by Ananda Marga Yoga Academy. He is on the board of two NPOs, Ananda Marga Yoga Society and Waldorf Education Association Singapore, assisting them with technology and information management.

Hemanth Sukumaran Software Engineer About

Hemanth Sukumaran

Software Engineer

Hemanth Sukumaran was born in God’s own country and has a Masters degree from NUS in Software engineering. He has spent two years working with HCL Technologies in India, and has worked on the largest integration project in India . Hemanth has a passion for cricket and has played for several different corporates in Singapore, as well as in India. Hemanth has settled down in Singapore for the past one and a half years. And, in case you were wondering, he is still single and an eligible bachelor.

Swarit Kumar Agarwal Software Engineer About

Swarit Kumar Agarwal

Software Engineer

With a knack for creativity and a penchant for literature, Swarit spends his free time reading and cooking. Throughout his graduate life at NUS, Swarit has been actively involved in community engagement and the general well-being of the environment . His decision to join the Circus was not fortuitous – rather a well-thought one – for it was an excellent opportunity to mix technology with community welfare.

SONG QIYUE Software Engineer About


Software Engineer

Song Qiyue is a graduate from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Computer Science. He came to Singapore, after finishing high school in China, to pursue his tertiary education. He immeresed himself in web development for a few months when he was in school, but soon found his passion in mobile development. In his daily life, Qiyue also enjoys activities like singing, playing guitar and acting.

Ayla Soriano Designer About

Ayla Soriano


Prior to joining the Circus, Ayla worked as a designer at a Branding and Marketing Agency in New York. She has spent different periods of her life in the Philippines, Pakistan, and the United States. Ayla uses her holistic life and travel experiences as ignition to communicating strong and effective design. She has a love-hate relationship with Helvetica.

Oliver Gilbert Project Director, Next Billion About

Oliver Gilbert

Project Director, Next Billion

Oliver has significant experience managing in-field implementation projects and building international multi-stakeholder partnerships. With a background ranging from global development to application development, Oliver understands how to engage bottom of the pyramid communities with advanced mobile technology. Oliver leverages his previous corporate, government, and non-profit roles in America, Africa, and Asia towards expanding Mobile Movies in emerging markets.

Abishek Balasubramanian Content Manager About

Abishek Balasubramanian

Content Manager

Abishek Balasubramanian comes from a background of film-making, photography, design thinking and hints of mechanical engineering. Having lived in tropical climates all his life, he finds the general air-conditioning inhumanely cold in Singapore. Joining the Circus straight out of university, he is most at home behind a camera, behind a book, or behind a plate of food.

Aung Myint Thein Data Analyst About

Aung Myint Thein

Data Analyst

Aung is passionate about extracting useful insight and information from raw data. After working in an educational institute and participating in data innovation challenges for over a year, he decided to give full-time entrepreneurship a shot. The opportunity of working on various data sets and solving real world problems brought Aung to Newton Circus. Aung is also a sports enthusiast, and his weekend activities always include soccer and badminton. Despite having broken his leg from playing soccer before, it doesn’t deter him from playing soccer again.

Sam Yip Project Manager About

Sam Yip

Project Manager

Sam has a broad communications background in design and instruction, which has given him the opportunity to travel the world and interact with individuals from different walks of life. At Newton Circus, he joins Padang & Co as their Project Manager, and brings to the table his ability to spellcheck from across the room.

Manya Krishnaswamy Community Manager About

Manya Krishnaswamy

Community Manager

Hailing from the depths of the architectural world, Manya found her way to the Circus in hope to move beyond designing buildings and onto architecting communities instead! When she’s not at work, stalking people for “outreach” purposes, she’s probably trying to master the cajon or baking a batch of macarons.

Fariha Imran Researcher & Writer About

Fariha Imran

Researcher & Writer

Fariha joined Newton Circus as an intern in early 2014 and has stayed on ever since, taking on the team’s research and writing activities. Originally from Bangladesh, she has lived in 5 different countries while growing up, making her immune to culture shock. She has a background in economics and political science, and is passionate about issues that involve access to education and gender. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and exploring new places to eat.

Mythreyi Krishnan Community Manager About

Mythreyi Krishnan

Community Manager

Mythreyi stumbled into the world of technology and social entrepreneurship upon graduation, but staying was a conscious decision. She is passionate about online communication and empowering girls and young women to get involved in science and technology and make a positive impact in their communities. Outside of work, Mythreyi is usually immersed in creative pursuits like reading, writing and being a coffee snob.



We Work

We establish our own Ventures and work with Multi-National Corporations to create new and improve products, services and application that are good for People, Planet and Profit.

Each opportunity we embark on follows a proprietary process of development broken down into Discover, Explore, Design & Release phases. To support each phase of development we apply tools and techniques drawn from the industries of our multi-disciplinary team, a key tool being SSM.

At every stage of the working process our investigations and advice are enhanced by the ability to conceptualize, prototype and tinker with the ideas, transforming them from the abstract thoughts to tangible output.

Our Process


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