Founder Community

Partnering with high-impact startups to accelerate your goals

 
 

Accelerating Asia partners with the best founders in Southeast Asia to connect them with our corporate and other partners for mutual benefit.  Our founders are from a diverse background of business models, skill-sets, and geography. We work with our founders to solve internal problem statements and add value to your innovation events and strategy.

We’re always on the lookout for outstanding founders to invite to our Founders Community, collaborate with our partners, participate in our programs or join our accelerator program. Subscribe to keep up to date!

 
 

 

Jenny Pan | Founder, Carepod


Jenny Pan is the founder and CEO of CarePod. A trailblazer in pet technology and the pet aviation space, she has led CarePod to winning the Delta Air Line partnership to assist in the transformation of the airline's pet program. Pan also represented CarePod at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of New Champions 2018, to discuss the future of the technology and its impact on modern societies. Recently featured in media around the world from the New York Times to the Japan Times, Pan is a champion of pets, travel and and everything in between. She believes that pets are the heart of modern families and have already started to change the way we live, work and travel.

Padmanabhan Ramaswamy | Co-founder, InsightzClub

Co-founder & CEO of InsightzClub, backed by Telstra. Experience in growth hacking in E-commerce, Analytics consulting, media strategy and consumer insights. He has set up and scaled analytics, data science, and insights team across APAC. He has worked at Rocket Internet/Lazada Group (Acquired by Alibaba Group) as the head of Analytics and Insights Group. He has also worked at Pointlogics APAC (acquired by Nielsen), IPG Mediabrands, and Nielsen. He holds a Masters from London School of Economics (LSE),UK. He is a speaker at major digital marketing, analytics and data science conferences.

Wei Qing Jen | Co-founder, Vybes

Wei Qing is a serial entrepreneur and investor who's worked in the US, China, and Singapore. Prior to Vybes, Wei Qing was an Associate Director at Temasek, where she invested in large companies in China, and a Management Consultant with McKinsey in New York, where she advised CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Wei Qing has also co-founded and angel invested in several startups, including one that is valued above US$100m. Wei Qing sits on the executive committees of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Career Women Group and the Stanford University Alumni Club in Singapore. She graduated with a Master's from Harvard and a Bachelor's from Stanford University.

Sam Lipoff | Co-founder, Vybes

Sam is the co-founder and CTO of Vybes. His first company, a desktop search engine, was funded by Y Combinator, and he has also worked for a Boston-based AI restaurant menus startup. He has consulted for many finance, consulting and engineering businesses and served as an expert witness in a mobile browser patent trial. Sam studied chemistry and physics as an undergraduate at Harvard, and computational chemistry as a PhD student at MIT. He has also been a graduate student at Trinity College, Cambridge University and at the Harvard Business School. He was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a DHS Fellow, and has receive Fulbright and Herschel Smith scholarships. Sam serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Future Problem Solving Program and the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

 

Matthew Howden | Co-founder, Idem Hospitality

Matthew is a passionate entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ business management experience at Executive and Managerial level across technology, content and marketing industries in Australia & South East Asia. Over the years he has successfully built multiple companies, from start-up to strategic and financial exit. Matthew has expertise in scaling companies, building teams and delivering revenue goals.

Steven Hopkinson | Co-founder, Idem Hospitality

Accomplished, versatile leader with a stellar career facilitating exponential growth in the media and hospitality space. Founding Head of Getty Images Asia/Pac, Photolibrary (acquired by Getty Images), Co-founded Insider TV; Asia Pacific’s most comprehensive multi-platform travel media network with over 600 hotel customers across Asia within 4 years.

Krish Sridhar | Founder, KNOW

Previously, Associate Partner and head of Digital Labs, McKinsey & Company. Vice President at Morgan Stanley and built one of the largest messaging platforms on Wall Street. Expert contributor to multiple Java Standards. MBA London Business School. MS (Computer Science) Columbia University. Passionate about technology, dreams of beautiful products, and his first true love is his Labrador, Bailey :-)

Camil Torabully | Co-founder, VokaBee

Camil started his career in Marketing & Sales for 10 years in Europe and Asia. He deployed several e-learning platforms, created successful social media campaigns and developed a taste for tech entrepreneurship over time. He created VokaBee with Andrey Korchak in 2017, an Edtech App that employs Artificial Intelligence to create English literacy exercises that are more efficient and engaging for learners. The solution was co-developed with international schools, language centers and tutoring platforms as VokaBee went through Muru-D accelerator in Singapore. Camil is currently scaling his business to make VokaBee available to as many teachers, parents and students as possible in South East Asia.

 

Shireen Tan | Co-founder at VR Lab

Co-founder and CEO of VR Lab Bhd and Space Solutions Plt Datin Shireen Tan Chwee Wei, also dubbed the VR Queen specialises in Strategic Marketing and Brand Building for the virtual reality (VR) establishment.

Mritunjay (MJ) Kumar | Co-founder, InsightzClub

MJ has worked as senior executive positions in Kantar, Nielsen,TNS ,Millward Brown and other top market research agencies with more then 15 years of relevant industry experience. In the span of 15 years, he has worked across different customer segment from FMCG ,automotive, telecom,banking and finance. He hold master in Economics +MBA from reputed University in India.

Marcus Ellison | Founder, VentureMark

Entrepreneur. Hacker. Product Person. Marcus is the CEO and Founder of VentureMark, building software for investment sydnicates. He previously operated a global venture builder, founded a coding school, worked as a software developer, built software for freelancers, and organized commercial real estate syndicates in New York City. He finds passion in building great experiences (mostly through software), improving ecosystems, and accelerating innovation. He studied behavioral economics and disruptive innovation at New York University. Hobbies: being healthy, thoughtful, and appreciative

Siffat Sarwar | Co-founder, ShopUp

Focused on economic impact and economic empowerment through social media. Tech and development professional with focus on micro businesses. Thought leader in the social commerce space. Co-founded a social commerce platform Shopfront Limited (ShopUp), which caters to small and micro entrepreneurs who sell products on social media. Developed important collaborative relationships with Facebook, BRAC, and DHL. Won several national and international awards for the same platform. Attended various global conferences including Global Entrepreneurship Summit as a woman leader and startup professional in 2016, and World Export Development Forum in Sri Lanka to represent women entrepreneurs and micro businesses in Bangladesh.