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meet the team

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DOC SIVA
Senior Partner

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A well known name in the startup ecosystem. Affectionately known as “Doc”, he was a council member of MIPC, MVCDC and the Chairman of the Ministerial Taskforce for Technopreneur Funding. A straight, sharp-shooting coach with a heart of gold who tells things as they are.

RENUKA SENA
Senior Partner

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A serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Proficeo, Renuka’s experience spans from ecosystem building to coaching programme development.  Renu has a keen strategic eye which keeps entrepreneurs focused and while sometimes stern, she always has the best interests for the entrepreneurs she coaches, at heart.

XELIA TONG
MANAGING Partner

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Xelia has always been known for her role in helping develop funding for the start-up ecosystem through her work from MDV to Cradle, where she headed Investments and the Angel Tax initiatives. At ScaleUp Malaysia she works with our companies to help connect them to the right investors.   A live-wire by nature, Xelia’s cheerful disposition and charm is the kind of support you need during difficult times.

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SHANLI TAY
MANAGING Partner

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A Chartered Accountant and ex-Investment Banker, Shan Li was also Co-Founder of Babydash.  Behind her magnetic smile, Shan Li hides a tough-as-nails demeanour and an astute ability to sift through reams of financial reports to get to the core of a business details.

AARON SARMA
GENERAL Partner

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Our resident hipster, CEO and founder of Vidi,  Aaron started his company as Touristly, which was then acquired by AirAsia. A self-professed coffee snob, this seasoned entrepreneur’s penchant for coffee matches his meticulousness at work where he counts commercialisation, communications and business development as his forte.

ANDRE SEQUERAH

MANAGING Partner

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Andre is the original technopreneur in the team. An engineer by degree, he later built and sold his mobile network engineering software company in 2013. This deep thinker is someone you want on your side with his focus on products and technology, that are the core of disruption today.

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