Your Mentors

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Nicole Poon

Nicole is a progressive HR leader who wields a strong understanding of business, people and technology. She spent the last ten years in one of Singapore's most recognized and fastest growing FinTech - MatchMove. She holds a critical and key executive role of the company, supporting the company throughout its growth and evolution from an entertainment gaming platform provider to an innovative and industry disruptive fintech. The intensive need for the company to refresh, retrains, and renews talent created in Nicole an abundance of experience, especially in people, change and succession management.

Known as MatchMove’s “Swiss-Army Knife”, Nicole is a multi-facetted individual. Her years of hands-on involvement and experience in business, marketing and partnerships make her a key member of management.

Outside of work, Nicole pursues her HR passion through active community leadership with Institute of Human Resource Professional (IHRP) and being a Singapore HR Tech taskforce member.

Titan Lee

  • Growth Hacker

  • Digital Marketing Trainer & Mentor

Titan is a growth hacker and digital marketing professional in SEO/SEM, Social Media Strategies and Multi-Platform Management Tools. Having successes in capturing accelerated growth opportunities and turning potential into realized outcomes, his past credits have included Singapore most successful crowdfunding campaign, Pirate3D which he helped raise over US$1.4mil within 30 days.


In 2016, he created another massive success with the campaign of Tiny1: The World’s Smallest Astronomy Camera, raising over US$350,000 on Indiegogo. He was also the Head of Growth for Tech in Asia and is currently working as a trainer on digital marketing strategies.

Bernard Chan

Bernard is a veteran of the IT and consumer electronics industry, having spent more than 30 years in General Management, Marketing, Sales, Channel Management, Consulting and Education. 


He has managed organisations in the private and public sectors across Asia, and incubated new business startups in complex environments.  He now works in public health and teaches part-time at a university, happily focusing his time and energy nurturing others for success.​

Felix Gnanapragasam​

  • Co-founder ​

  • Expert in the semiconductor industry​

Felix is an experienced Chief Operating Officer with over 30 years of experience leading companies in the semiconductor industry. To date, he has co-founded two world-class companies in the semiconductor test-assembly space, raising private equity and institutional funding. ​

Felix grew both start-ups into international businesses and realized both public and private exits. His technical expertise lies in semiconductor assembly-test, contract manufacturing, PCB manufacturing, automated equipment design and manufacturing. ​

Felix is an experienced negotiator having been involved in multiple rounds of capital raising and contract negotiations across a wide range of investors and clients. He maintains an excellent global network of credible equipment and material suppliers to deliver technology solutions for cost optimization.​

Alfred Au Yong

Alfred has got over 25 years in various industries. Started his corporate life in Hewlett-Packard for 7 years, he has since been in 3rd Party Logistics for Life Sciences, Chemicals, Electronics and FMCG. As a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL), Dangerous Goods (DG) and Hazardous Material (Hazmat) Management.

Alfred Au Yong has been involved in start-ups like Axtreme Nexus,, and Bluengine. Alfred has mentored in NTU Ventures, SUTD and ACE. He has conducted operations consultancy projects in Singpost and Schenker

CHIA Chee Yong

  • Vice President (Digital Ecosystem & Portfolio Management), Business / SME Banking

  • Seasoned Start-up Mentor, Action Community & Entrepreneurship (ACE)

  • Master of Business Administration MBA (Distinction), University of Manchester

  • Professional Qualifications : Innovation, Change, Project & Agile Management

Chee Yong serves as Vice President in Business (Small & Medium Enterprises, SME) Banking, which offers banking services from start-ups to larger SME in Singapore. He performs dual roles in the bank:

•Digital Ecosystem Partnerships, where he collaborates with digital partners (e.g. Platforms, Fintech, E-commerce) to reimagine banking and deliver innovative banking propositions

•Portfolio Management, where he conducts customer analytics, devises and implements data-driven strategies to seize opportunities for customer acquisition, development and retention

Prior to his current role, he was in Banking Technology Management and Management Consulting.


Deeply passionate about start-ups and entrepreneurship and coaching, he offers start-up advisory services through ACE and received numerous positive reviews from his mentees under his tutelage.

He also participated as Business Founder /  Entrepreneur in the recent pioneering run of the Antler-NUS GRIP Deep Tech Program. His Antler start-up was successfully shortlisted into the NUS-GRIP program.


He is also very interested in coaching and mentoring and provides career guidance for youths at NTUC as a Career Coach (Fintech) and at NUS University Scholar Program as a Mentor for undergraduates.

Patrick Kay


Patrick specializes in executive coaching and retained executive appointments across Asia and across industry sectors since 2003, working with businesses and individuals with lofty entrepreneurial growth visions.


Pat's corporate experience spanned across Asia and across functions with HSBC, ABN Amro, PwC Consulting and Singapore's Ministry of Finance's Accountant-General Department. 

Pooi-San Kok

Pooi-San Kok is currently the Head of Innovation for Beer, Ready-to-Drink and Mainstream Spirit in Diageo Plc, one of world’s largest producers of alcoholic beverage where she creates new products as an intrapreneur. ​

With unique combination of local (Malaysia, China, Vietnam), regional (Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa) and global leadership experiences gained within blue-chip multinational companies with notable global brands such as Heineken, Pizza Hut, Guinness, Smirnoff, Carlsberg, Somersby, her notable track records of success includes new products creation, profitable joint-venture & franchise partnerships management, formation of collaborative regional/global marketing communities and grooming & building of multicultural team of young professionals to become future leaders.​

As a seasoned innovator and marketer with extensive multi-market experience, her interest area will be helping start-ups transform their dreams into real world solutions anchored on scalable revenue models with potential to travel and grow beyond Singapore.​​

Stan Kosyakov
Co-Founder & CIO at Mantheos Pte Ltd

Stan is a passionate entrepreneur with interest in Data Science and IT Communications. After graduating from TU Braunschweig (Germany) in Production & System Technologies, he pursued his biggest dream to travel the world and try out multiple start-up ideas until he settled down in Singapore in 2017.

At Mantheos he has developed market-leading data aggregation and processing technologies that support their clients in their Data-Intelligence approaches, providing market insights and help them make data-driven decisions.


In his free time he enjoys spending time doing sports activities and contributing to the start-up ecosystem.

Randall Sie

Randall’s passion lies in helping organizations and budding entrepreneurs translate their technology and ideas into value that reach the customer.


Randall now runs Persistensie Pte. Ltd. a strategy and innovation consultancy following a career as a strategy consultant, corporate innovator, and university lecturer.

Randall holds a BSc. in International Business Administration and MSc. in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

He is active in the startup scene as a co-founder and mentor to digital and hardware startups. He is an Accredited Mediator and Singapore Certified Management Consultant.

Raymond Choong

Raymond has an extensive strategic and hands-on financial and operational experience working with technology companies. He has in-depth knowledge in a broad range of technologies, and his main interests are with early to middle stage high-tech companies. Raymond had close to 30 years of experience in operationsand finance. Prior to this, he was with Ooredoo Group(OG), a Qatar Investment Authority(QIA) -linked company, and also with Singapore Technologies Telemedia(STT), a Temasek-linked company.


At OG, Raymondwas a key member in the digital transformation at the group level and in implementation in a subsidiary. He was involved in driving the internet-economy in the Middle East, China and Southeast Asian region via partnerships and joint ventures, and initiating a technology accelerator programmeand a venture capital fund.


While at STT, Raymond was responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across the group businesses, as well as managing the company’s cross-border investments and overseeing the strategic investments for the group. Previously, Raymond has held various senior corporate development and management roles at Creative Technology, a Singapore-based global technology company; Kaga Electronics, a Japanese, Tokyo-listed company specializing in electronics and IT products distribution.


Raymond has been a serial mentor at various accelerator programs including UOB’s Finlab (a Fintech-focused),the Airmarker Accelerator(an Internet of Things-focused, cross-border), PSA Unboxed (a VC arm of PSA International), ICE71 (a cybersecurity entrepreneur hub)and Taiwan’s Starfab and AI x Robotics Accelerator (TAIRA) (an AI and Robotics).Raymond was also on the panel of judges for the 2016 ~ 2019Singapore Digital (SG:D) Techblazer Awards(Formerly Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)).

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