• SEGNEL Ventures

    Support Entrepreneurs for Growth to the NExt Level

  • What We Do

    SEGNEL builds businesses and provides seed funding to brilliant entrepreneurs and companies

    across the South Asian and Southeast Asian Region


    Our Mission is to back these entrepreneurs

    with unparalleled support in funding, management, overseas business development and exposure to our network

  • Venture Building


    Founder(s): Roy Lim, Hideki Fujita

    Head Quarters: Singapore

    Website: http://www.perrocompany.com/

    Business: E-commerce for pet parents and Pet care brand


    Founder(s): Ken Lau

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: https://www.adventoro.com/

    Business: B2C Platform for Adventure-Based Tours and Activities

  • Investment

    Fave (acquired by Pine Labs Private Limited)

    Founder(s): Joel Neoh, Yeoh Chen Chow

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: https://myfave.com/

    Business: O2O Platform for Local Services


    Founder(s): Taisei Yoshida

    Head Quarters: Japan

    Website: https://corp.every.tv/

    Business: Distributed-Media


    Founder(s): Sasha Tan

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://stayfavful.com

    Business: Comparison service for beauty products

    POKKT (acquired by AnyMind Pte. Ltd.)

    Founder(s): Rohit Sharma, Vaibhav Odhekar, Manish Tewari

    Head Quarters: India

    Website: http://www.pokkt.com/

    Business: Rewarded video advertising and app monetization platform


    Founder(s): Alexander Small, Jonas Chelbat

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://www.letsumai.com/

    Business: SaaS for Restaurant Business


    Founder(s): Nitin Pandey, Pottu Venugopal

    Head Quarters: India

    Website: https://www.parentune.com/

    Business: Community of Parents


    Founder(s): Lim Chee How, Justin Loh Shye Kang

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://www.tapway.com.my

    Business: WiFi-based Site Analytics


    Founder(s): Quah Nian King, Shannon Toh

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://start.saltycustoms.com

    Business: Design and make custom-Tshirts

    Helpr / Giftr

    Founder(s): Ang Kok Seong, Eujean Lee

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://www.helprnow.com/

    Business: On Demand Chat Based Personal Assistant


    Founder(s): Ferdinand Kjaerulff, Jan Cayo Fiebig,

    Asser Smidt

    Head Quarters: Denmark

    Website: http://www.coderstrust.com/

    Business: Micro-finance, Online education, Crowd sourcing for IT talents

  • Who We are

    Hideki Fujita

    Founder and CEO of SEGNEL

    Prior to founding SEGNEL, Hideki was the co-founder of COENT Venture Partners. COENT provided seed and venture-stage funding to entrepreneurs and companies across various sectors in Asia, Most notably: GoGoVan, the first unicorn startup in Hong Kong, Prenetics in Hong Kong, Astro Scale in Singapore.


    Hideki was director of Business Strategy at GREE, inc., one of the largest mobile social gaming companies. At the company he assumed a corporate management position and was involved in strategic investments within the mobile gaming field with a focus on the Japanese and Chinese markets.


    Hideki had previously worked at JAFCO Co., Ltd. the largest venture capital firm in Japan. He was involved in providing support to promising entrepreneurs, growing them into successful investments, Most notably: Full Speed Inc. (TSE:2159), SMS Co Ltd (TSE:2175) and Rentracks Co Ltd (TSE:6045).

    Hisako Yamakawa

    Administrator at SEGNEL

    Prior to joining SEGNEL, Hisako was in a consultancy practice in Japan. She controlled back office works such as accounting, legal affairs, personnel affairs, general affairs and assisted venture capital firms with administration.

    She had previously worked at JAFCO Co., Ltd. the largest venture capital firm in Japan, and was involved in legal due diligence.

    Cheng Wei Ng

    Legal Counsel at SEGNEL

    Entrepreneur, lawyer, and tech geek. At the age of 17, Cheng Wei began a decade-long menteeship with a venture capitalist, which led to him working a motley array of roles at various start-ups – including fund-raising, artiste management, project management and urban photography – before founding his first start-up, 151 Project, more than 7 years ago.

    Cheng Wei graduated from the Singapore Management University’s School of Law and went on to practise at Allen & Gledhill. Alas, the bite of the start-up bug was incurable and Cheng Wei later left legal practice for a stint at Massive Collective – then the largest nightlife group in Singapore – heading the legal, accounts, human-resources and tech departments of the group.

    Currently, Cheng Wei runs his own corporate services firm, CorpZap, assisting several hundred start-ups in the region with their business and legal needs.