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
Who We are
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).
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.