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About Origgin

Origgin’s goal is to enable the growth of exciting businesses that are ready to embark on the journey of success. Our aim is to be viewed as the “starter of dreams” by building a solid ecosystem for new entrants to the Tech start-up market, and helping them achieve success.

 

Through the Venture Co-Creation (VCC™) process, we create start-ups rapidly, guide them to initial success and create value for our stakeholders. Doing so allow us to create lucrative businesses from a near-inception stage, and reap the benefits of those investments in their high-growth stages.

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Meet the Team

Clarence Tan

Clarence Tan

Founder & Director

Mr Clarence Tan, a serial entrepreneur who has launched several technology start-ups since 1993 including GlobalRoam Group Pte Ltd and Pinnz Pte Ltd, which was valued at S$450 million in year 2000. Since October 2016, Mr. Tan has been a director of STT Connect Pte. Ltd., a private cloud service provider and a joint venture between STT GDC Pte. Ltd. (wholly-owned by Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd.) and Origgin Pte Ltd. He has also been a director of ICMG Pte. Ltd., a management consultancy company offering merger and acquisition and alliance services to Asian and Japanese enterprises, since December 2016.

Rachel Lei

Rachel Lei

Director

Rachel is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master of Business (Banking and Finance). She has over 10 years of financial services experience in Singapore, Australia and Shanghai, having worked at Ernst & Young, Prepetual Limited Company, professional accounting firms, Cresent & Hyde Park Private equity firms in Shanghai.

 

Her industry experiences include retail and consumer goods, e-commerce, financial services, airline and hospitality.

Richard Ow

Richard Ow

Business Development

Richard has over 7 years of financial services experience and has worked in several local and overseas banks with a focus on special projects management. He is the founder of several tech start-ups and IT distribution businesses.

 

His industry experiences include IT, retail and consumer goods, e-commerce, financial services, logistics, Food & Beverage and hospitality.

Richard has over 7 years of financial services experience and has worked in several local and overseas banks with a focus on special projects management. He is the founder of several tech start-ups and IT distribution businesses.

 

His industry experiences include IT, retail and consumer goods, e-commerce, financial services, logistics, Food & Beverage and hospitality.

Lum Yi Chyi

VCCTM Portfolio Manager

Yi Chyi graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with an honours degree in Science (Chemistry). During her university life, she embarked on a year-long NUS Overseas College (NOC) program where she interned at a tech startup in Shanghai. Taking up entrepreneurial modules such as New Venture Creation and New Product Development, she learned about methodologies including the Lean Launchpad and Design Thinking. With her major in Chemistry and experience in NOC, she hopes to play a part in bringing research projects into the commercial world. Her interests include food science and technology, environmental and energy and new materials.

Meet the Advisors and Mentors

Hitoshi Funahashi

Hitoshi Funahashi

Advisor

Mr. Hitoshi Funahashi is currently the president and group CEO of ICMG Co., Ltd. Mr. Funahashi was a Network Partner at Ichiryu Associates, Inc. Currently also, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Actecell Inc. Previously, Mr. Funahashi was the Executive Manager of Recruit Co., Ltd.

Yusuke Tsuji

Advisor

After working at J.P. Morgan, Yusuke Tsuji joined ICMG, where he is primarily involved in new business developments and Open Innovation. Besides working closely with clients from the idea stage to the commercialisation of their businesses, he has broad experience in facilitating the design and implementation of innovation strategies, corporate innovation processes, personnel requirements and various systems, etc, so as to deliver effective innovation management in large enterprises. He also has experience working under several directors. He completed his studies at Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.

Simon Sun

Simon Sun

Advisor

Mr. Simon Sun has 20 years of global investment, strategic planning and execution experience, with proven track-record of investment success . Mr. Sun is currently Director and majority shareholder (90%) of Avior Capital, Executive Director and shareholder of Shanghai Licheng Investment Development Co.Ltd, Executive Director and majority shareholder of Huiqiu Investment Co., Ltd as well as Director and shareholder of Shezhen Linfeng investment management Co.Ltd.

Christopher Yeo

Christopher Yeo

Advisor

Mr. Christopher Yeo has worked in the IT industry for 28 years. Mr. Yeo’s experience spans creating new products to creating new companies, including a software company that grew from inception in 1994 into an internationally-acclaimed supply chain execution software solutions provider. Mr. Yeo was Chief Technology Officer, responsible for putting in place a highly scalable and robust architecture and infrastructure empowering rednano.sg and Rednano LOCATE. Mr. Yeo is currently Chief Executive Officer for Sentient.io.

Prof. William Lee

Prof. William Lee

Advisor

Prof. William Lee has worked for more than 20 years between Panasonic and Hewlett-Packard; with experience from research and technology innovation, new product development, manufacturing and supply-chain operations

Prof.Lee was elected as Chairman of ASME Singapore Section and continued to serve in various Global Leadership Positions; e.g. Board on International Standards and Sustainable Engineering.

Yap Beng Tiek

Mentor

Beng Tiek has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, where he has held key regional and global positions in product management, marketing and product development with leading technology companies such Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Epson and Hitachi. In addition to that, Beng Tiek brings with him a wealth of business development and operations experience in the emerging markets, gained from spearheading a successful timber manufacturing and trading business based out of Singapore.