Seed Funding for Early Stage Startups

We invest US$150K in batches twice a year. Upon admission, we invest the full amount upfront then work with the founders closely on their idea for 3 months. At the end of the 3 months, they present to a select group of investors with the goal of raising a larger round of investment.

After that, we and the alumni network continue to help the startups and founders for the lifetime of the startup and often much longer.

Companies

Sendhelper

Services platform for household chores.

TendoPay

Installment shopping for the Philippines.

Haulio

Singapore's largest digital container haulage network.

Become

Transforming cosmetic dentistry with affordable, convenient teeth straightening.

See all the companies who have gone through the program.

Team

Brian Ma

Founder, General Partner

Brian was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Divvy Homes (a16z, GIC). In 2014, he and Elpizo Choi started Weave (YCS14). In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. In 2005, he was one of the first PMs at Zillow before they launched. Brian has a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Hsu Ken Ooi

Founder, General Partner

Hsu Ken was previously the Chief Product Officer of Workmate, an on-demand blue collar staffing platform in Southeast Asia. In 2014, he was VP of Product at Weave (YCS14). In 2009, he started Decide.com an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It was acquired by eBay in 2013. Hsu Ken has a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington.

See the entire team that includes founders who have sold companies to eBay, Apple and more.