/neks’āə/ neks-ae-ah

The NEXus of IdEAs

NEXEA comprises of a Startup Fund, Startup Accelerator, and Angel Investor Network in Southeast Asia

NEXEA is an organisation built for Startups and their Investors as a platform to bring huge value to Startups in the form of long-term mentorship, experience sharing, knowledge sharing, network sharing, and Startup Investment Funding.

The Founders of NEXEA crafted our 3 Value Creation Engines for Startups which includes our Business People as Mentors, Startup Consultants, and our Tech Consultants.



Founding Principles of NEXEA

Why We Founded NEXEA

At the inception of NEXEA, we’ve laid a few founding principles that are carried on to this day;

We aim to increase the Startup success rate from 1 in 10 towards 2 in 10 and beyond by supporting as many Startup Founders as we can, and as often as we can.

We do not tell Startups what to do – we support and advise Startups. We advise them via experienced Founders (mentors) who have already found success. 

We do not chase after money – we focus on building up Startup fundamentals the right way. By focussing on fundamentals, the rest will follow.



NEXEA’s Core Activities

How We Actively Grow Businesses Together, Steady and Quick

SEA Startup Fund

We look for Early to Growth Startups to invest in across Southeast Asia. Strengthened with our 3 Value Creation Engines


We look for Idea Stage Startups to Accelerate. Strengthened with our 3 Value Creation Engines

Venture Builder

We work with Founders to help them build strong, sustainable businesses. Strengthened with our 3 Value Creation Engines

Angel Investor Network

We help Angel Investors invest wisely via a structured investment system designed to control risk and help grow Startups.

IT Development Outsource / Technology Partner

We help Startups without Tech founders to build up well designed and scalable systems and to build their Tech team.


NEXEA’s 3 Value Creation Engines

How We Create Value for All Our Startups & Investors

  • Real Mentoring By Successful Businessmen & Angel Investors

    Our angel investor network includes seasoned entrepreneurs that have experienced starting businesses from scratch and have succeeded in performing Trade Sales and IPOs. They seek to give back to the business community by sharing their knowledge. Some of them are angel investors in Malaysia, and the rest are in ASEAN.

  • Startup Foundation Consulting

    Every skyscraper has a foundation. Our Startup Funding team consists of people experienced in the startup industry as well as specific business segments and management skills. We help guide our Startups to build a strategic and sustainable foundation to be able to grow fast and steady. Those guiding Startups are currently or were COOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Lawyers of successful businesses.

  • Startup Technology Development Partner - Optional

    Our Startup Technology Development team specialises in developing MVPs for Startups to be able to go to market at a lower cost. Our team consists of 3 IT experts who have built software for multi-national startups in the areas of AI/machine learning and big data. Now, they are helping Nexea Startups build the next big thing. We only develop for Startups that we have invested in.


NEXEA’s Founding Purpose

Our Promises to Our Stakeholders

We take our role very seriously in creating the right environment and structure for value creation to take place within our Startup ecosystem. For each Stakeholder below, these are our promises.


To help startups grow at their maximum potential by creating the right environment


To help mentors achieve self-actualization by giving back to the next generation of entrepreneurs


To help investors pursue the best investments by providing the best insights


NEXEA’s Partners

Meet The Partners of NEXEA

We came together with the vision that Startups require so much more than just funding. From the very inception of NEXEA, we crafted the 3 Value Creation Engines to be able to build the Fundamentals of a Startup Business to help budding Entrepreneurs.

Ben Lim

Venture Partner – Regional

Noomi Fessler

Venture Partner – Regional

Danny Lee

Tech Partner – Regional

Alan Lim


TJ Quah


Alex Lim


Michelle Sum


Joseph Ting


Diana Tan



NEXEA’s Investments

Our Investments Are Focussed in Southeast Asia

Malaysia • Thailand • Indonesia • Vietnam • Philippines • Singapore • Japan


Our Startup Fund & Accelerator Information Technology Partners

** Our Startups get access to more than US$155k in credits and more in form of support from our cloud partners

Our Startup fund provides Startups with help that allows them to test their technology with the help of tech giants. These benefits help Startups develop their MVP or even their full product on the cloud with full access to the latest IT infrastructure and platforms in the market today.

NEXEA Startups are eligible for $15,000 USD in Amazon AWS Promotional Credit for 2 years plus $5000 AWS Business Support for 1 year. This includes access to the AWS Technical and Business Essentials web-based (or instructor-led) training ($600 value per course) and 80 credits for Self-Paced Labs ($80 value)

NEXEA Startups are eligible for up to $20,000 in credit for 1 year. Credit can be applied to all Google Cloud Platform and Firebase products. Get invitations to Code Labs, classroom-style and online training courses to learn everything you need to scale your vision. Schedule 1:1 technical office hours with Cloud Platform Solutions Engineers. Up to 10 free users on G Suite Basic for 12 months. 6 months free of Hire by Google to recruit faster.

Microsoft Azure Bizspark - Startup Fund Malaysia

NEXEA Startups are eligible for up to $120,000 of free Azure cloud credits, including software such as Office 365 Business Premium. BizSpark puts all Microsoft development and test software at your fingertips, including Azure, Windows, Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server for free. Plus, enjoy access to hundreds of free training classes and technical content to help you on your journey.

** Partner benefits are subject to their qualification criteria. Contact us for more information.


Partners of Our Venture Capital Startup Fund and Startup Accelerator in Malaysia & Southeast Asia

cradle government grant - angel investor network

Cradle - 50/50 Co-Investment Partnership

mban business angel network - angel investor network

MBAN - Tax Incentive for Angel Investors

sunway education group university nexea

Sunway University- MoU

myharapan social enterprise funding - angel investor network

MyHarapan - MoU

sunway ilabs nexea angels

Sunway iLabs - Accelerator Partnership

wtf accelerator - angel investor network

Watchtower & Friends - Partnership

pitchin malaysia equity crowdfunding - angel investor network

PitchIn - Partnership

magic malaysia accelerator - angel investor network

MyHarapan - CoInvestment Partnership

pitchin malaysia equity crowdfunding - angel investor network

Startup Terrace Taiwan - Expansion Support

sunway university startups - angel investor network

Microsoft Bizspark - Startup Benefits

pitchin malaysia equity crowdfunding - angel investor network

AWS Activate - Startup Benefits

pitchin malaysia equity crowdfunding - angel investor network

MDEC - Ecosystem Support, Tax Deduction

sunway university startups - angel investor network

Google Cloud Platform - Startup Benefits