• SEGNEL Ventures

    Support Entrepreneurs for Growth to the NExt Level

  • What We Do

    SEGNEL build the business and provides seed funding to brilliant entrepreneurs and companies across the South Asian and South East Asian Region

     

    Our Mission is to back these entrepreneurs with unparalleled support in funding, management, overseas business development and exposure to our network

  • Investment

    Fave

    Founder(s): Joel Neoh, Yeoh Chen Chow

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: https://myfave.com/

    Business: O2O Platform for Local Services

    Watch Over Me: (Exit)

    Founder(s): Chin Xin-Ci

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://www.watchovermeapp.com/

    Business: Personal safety app

    SPOT News

    Founder(s): Johnson Goh, Grey Ang

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://www.getspotnews.com/

    Business: Multi-language news app

    CodersTrust

    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

    CallFixie

    Founder(s): Gabriel Fong

    Head Quarters: Hong Kong

    Website: http://www.callfixie.com/

    Business: Marketplace connecting customers and handyman

    TapWay

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

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

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

    Business: WiFi-based Site Analytics

    Favful

    Founder(s): Sasha Tan

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://stayfavful.com

    Business: Comparison service for beauty products

    POKKT

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

    Head Quarters: India

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

    Business: Rewarded video advertising and app monetization platform

    SALTYCUSTOMS

    Founder(s): Quah Nian King, Shannon Toh

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

    Website: http://start.saltycustoms.com

    Business: Design and make custom-Tshirts

    UMAI

    Founder(s): Alexander Small, Jonas Chelbat

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

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

    Business: SaaS for Restaurant Business

    every.tv

    Founder(s): Taisei Yoshida

    Head Quarters: Japan

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

    Business: Distributed-Media

    Pramp

    Founder(s): Refael Zikavashvili, Matan Goldschmiedt

    Head Quarters: San Francisco, California

    Website: https://www.pramp.com

    Business: Coding interview practice platform that gets programmers jobs

    Helpr

    Founder(s): Ang Kok Seong, Eujean Lee

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

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

    Business: On Demand Chat Based Personal Assistant

    Parentune

    Founder(s): Nitin Pandey, Pottu Venugopal

    Head Quarters: India

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

    Business: Community of Parents

  • Venture Building

    Perro Company

    Founder(s): Roy Lim, Hideki Fujita

    Head Quarters: Singapore

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

    Business: Media & E-commerce for pet owners

    Adventoro

    Founder(s): Ken Lau

    Head Quarters: Malaysia

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

    Business: B2C Platform for Adventure-Based Tours and Activities

  • 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 brilliant entrepreneurs and companies across various sectors in Asia.

     

    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).

    Ken Lau

    Currently, Ken holds the position as a Travel Vertical Partner for Segnel Pte Ltd. His mission is to venture-build exciting travel startups that bring value to travellers from all over, most notably in Southeast Asia. He aspires to create a self-sustaining ecosystem comprising of a series of Travel Ventures that complement one another. Driven by passion in this industry, he hopes to incorporate technology and innovation to the travel ecosystem to make the travel experience seamless. Ken is also the founder of an adventure-based activities venture, Adventoro.com, a venture supported by Segnel Pte Ltd.

     
    Prior to joining Segnel, Ken was the Acceleration Director for Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), an entity established and supported by the government of Malaysia. Ken's role was to utilise his past entrepreneurship and online business experience to guide over 200 early stage startups in terms of Startup Skill Guidance, Collaboration Partnerships with Corporates, and Investment Leads & Profiling. Currently, Ken serves as the Mentor-In-Residence for MaGIC's recently revamped Global Accelerator Program (GAP).
     
    Throughout the last 15 years, Ken has also held senior positions at MYSALE Group, ZALORA Malaysia, as well as the Management Consultancy role with Accenture.
     
    His expertise is in Marketing, Commercialisation and E-Commerce.

    Hisako Yamakawa

    Hisako is in administrator at SEGNEL Group.

    Prior to joining SEGNEL, she worked for consulting firm in Japan, and controlled back office works such as accounting, legal affairs, personnel affairs, general affairs etc. and operated venture capital fund as administrator.

    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

    Cheng Wei is Legal Counsel at SEGNEL Ventures and also an 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 turban photography –before founding his first start-up, 151 Project, more than 7 years ago.

    Some years later, Cheng Wei would graduate from the Singapore Management University’s School of Law and go on to practise at Allen & Gledhill, one of the largest law firms in Singapore. Alas, the bite of the start-up bug is 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.

    Jerry Tang

    Jerry Tang is Tech Lead at SEGNEL Ventures and also an founder of CubeNeko Pte Ltd. His mission is to create a software that can help SME to boost their productivity without spending a huge sum of money. As he believes technolgy should improve human life rather than increase SMEs' burden, in terms of finance, labour and time.

    Prior to joining SEGNEL, he worked in software development houses in Singapore as a software developer for more than 5 years where he is then promoted to project manager due to his easy going and dedicated personality.

    Recently, his company CubeNeko was invested by SEGNEL and renamed to Segnel Tech Pte Ltd in hopes of becoming ASEAN's largest software house.