Mentors From Previous Cohort

Mark Chang

Founder, Jobstreet

Patrick Grove

Group CEO and Chairman, Catcha Group

Azran Osman Rani

CEO, iflix

Anthony Tan

CEO and Co-Founder, Grab

Goh Ai Ching

Co-Founder and CEO, Piktochart

Christy Ng


Hoseok Kim

CEO, 11Street Malaysia

Andy Sitt

Founder, 123RF

Joel Neoh

Founder, KFit

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder and CEO, Mindvalley

Malek Ali

Founder, BFM

Yeoh Chen Chow

Co-Founder, KFit

Arun Verma

Principal, Tune Labs

Hugh Batley

Founder, Lion & Lion

Douglas Khoo

Co-Founder, Qunar

Chan Kee Siak

Founder & CEO, Exabytes Network

Fadzarudin Anuar

Founder, FashionValet

Hans-Peter Ressel

CEO, Lazada Malaysia

Cheryl Goh

Group Vice President of Marketing, Grab

Kai Kux

Managing Director, AVG

Jef Ong

CEO, Flexiroam

Choong Fui-Yu

Co-Founder and CEO, Kaodim

Cheryl Yeoh

Founding CEO, MaGIC

Joash Wee

Head of Expansion, Between

Lais De Oliveira

Founder, 8Spaces

Yoshi A. Okamoto

Executive Director, SHO-zemi Innovation Ventures

Ian Ho

Regional Managing Director, Shopee

Nick Nash

Group President, Garena Online

Francesca Chia


Samuel Wee

General Manager, REV Asia (

Lim Kok Hing

Executive Director, iPay88

Ganesh Kumar Bangah

Founder, MOL Global

Fong Wai Hong

Co-Founder, StoreHub

Lionel Liong

Special Officer to CEO, JobStreet Corp

Ken Lau

Mentor In Residence, MAP

Lucas Chua

SEA Leader - IBM Global Entrepreneur Program, IBM


Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500 Startups

Jamaludin Bujang

CEO, Mavcap

Koichi Saito

Founder, KK Fund

Adrian Vanzyl

CEO, Ardent Capital

Lim Kuo-Yi

Partner, Monk’s Hill

Aziz Hussein

CEO, Cradle Seed Ventures

Chok Kwee Bee

Managing Director, Teak Capital

Hideki Fujita

Founder, Segnel Ventures

Matthew Badalucco

VP, Catcha Group

Ng Sai Kit

Executive Director, Captii Ventures

Jeffrey Char

Founder, J-Seed Ventures

Erman Akinci

Director of Business Development, Catcha Group

Tim Marbach

Investor, Asian Venture Group

Amin Shafie

Partner, QuestMark

Xelia Tong

VP - Investments, Cradle

Jeffrey Paine

Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Bryan Chung

COO, PropellarCrowdPlus / Netrove

Alexander Jarvis

Founder, 50Folds

Denning Tan

CEO, Inmaginator

Araya Hutasuwan

VP, Ardent Capital

Kuan Hsu

General Partner, KK Funds

Victor Chua

Investment Director, Gobi Partners

Manabu Miyazaki Morgan

Principal, IMJ Investment Partners


Dinesh Nair

Director, Developer Experience and Evangelism, Microsoft

John Fitzpatrick

Startup Ecosystem Business Development Manager, Amazon

Marc Woo

Head of E-commerce & Travel Malaysia, Google Malaysia

Nimal Manuel

Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Mohd Khairil Abdullah

CEO, Axiata Digital Services

Dave Baldwin

Head of Platforms, Axiata

Tom Kosnik

Consulting Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Praveen Rajan Nadarajan

Head of Digital Services, Digi

Henry Goh

Group Chief Operating Officer, Macrokiosk

Pinky Tham

SMB Account Manager, Facebook

Jason Lo

CEO, Tunetalk

Johan Khoo

Head of Strategy, Accenture

Mark Lankester

CEO, Tune Hotels

Wong Jun Jin

Assoc. Principal - Corporate Strategy, Digi

Mark Leo

Program Manager - Corp. Dev. & Innovation, Maybank

Learning Themes

Identifying the target market & building the right product

Understand current trends in the ASEAN market and what investors are looking for

Analyze verticals to define clear value propositions - Marketplace, Mobile, Saas, Ecommerce

Develop a strong business plan based on unit economics for B2B & B2C

Build your startup story for customers and media to sell a vision and ambition

Leverage the right tools and technology as enablers for your startup

Measuring the right metrics to drive the required outcomes

ASEAN strategy: Where do I go next and How do I get there?

Embed and track key metrics in product and management reports

User experience analytics : Refine UX and UI to maximise customer retention and conversion

Growth analytics : Identify and test user acquisition across different channels

Optimise marketing spend to acquire users efficiently

Positioning for local expansion & ASEAN growth

Convert and sell to drive revenue growth through proper planning, sales techniques, and coaching

Achieve excellence in sales & customer support to drive customer satisfaction

Establish founding team expectation and culture; Develop best practices in hiring & retention

Plan for expansion in terms of budgeting, resourcing and risk management

Develop a business and investment case for ASEAN expansion

Getting ready for Demo Day & Investors

The Killer Pitch

Determine exit strategy for your startup- IPO, trade sale, acquihire, BAU

Understand due diligence, cap table & term sheets

Best practices of fund-raising, negotiations and structuring to get a higher valuation

Setting the tactical plan for the next 12 months


Weekly platoon sessions for peer-to-peer learning
Weekly pitching opportunity
Regular check-ins with account managers
Business development opportunities with route to market partners
Social outreach activities

MaGIC Accelerator Route to Market Partners

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