MoveSG is a global acceleration programme open for companies and entrepreneurs across the globe in Singapore. MoveSG is helmed by Goldbell – Singapore’s largest player in leasing and distribution of commercial and industrial vehicles – and is located in the strategic and global technology hub of Singapore with the support of key industry partners such as Shell, Avis Budget Group, ComfortDelGro Ventures, Continental, SMRT, Airmaker (Subsidiary of Capitaland), Thyssenkrupp, Bosch and PSA UnboXed. We are also supported by Enterprise Singapore, a Singapore Government entity. MoveSG aims to pilot and nurture technology solutions in the area of mobility, transport and logistics and push for solutions to real problems in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific.
Mobility as a Service
Increased urbanisation requires better utilisation of cities' infrastructure and assets. On-demand mobility and optimisation are the keys to overcoming these challenges.
The automotive industry is going through its most dramatic disruption in a century. New electrified technologies give rise to electric vehicles, energy storage, smart charging and more.
Logistics & Commerce
Demand for "same-day delivery" and "on-demand" coupled with new technological breakthroughs are disrupting this multi-billion industry. Such advancement create big opportunities.
IoT, AI & Big Data
IoT, AI & Big Data are the keys to putting autonomous and connected vehicles on the road. The capabilities of these technologies will help reshape the future of mobility.
- Smart Cities and Logistics
- Next-Gen Connectivity
- Autonomous Technology, Energy, Sustainability
- Multi-modal Transportation
Since 2017, Sascha is in charge of the Project Management Office (PMO) for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Projects of the City of Hamburg, where the PMO coordinates various ITS projects in the city. He ensures that ITS Strategy goals are achieved, and suitable projects are initiated.
He networks and monitors new technological innovations with constant curiosity about the holistic nature of the future of mobility and its transformation which includes (non exhaustive) Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Urban Air Mobility.
Before this, Sascha was in charge of developing a holistic Intermodal Traffic Management for the port of Hamburg, where the core of the System was initially the intelligent management of the road traffic. Some of the most important projects were realized using smartPORT logistics. A key task was to make the port’s transport infrastructure more intelligent and link them to users.
SASCHA WESTERMANN MoveSG Advisor
Steve has a total of 35 yrs of international business experience. He's currently the Executive Chairman of Angoka, which is an IoT security company focusing on protecting machine-to-machine communications for Smart Cities and Mobility.
Steve had previously worked in the Financial Services in Capital & Securities markets in US, Japan and the U.K. Thereafter he built several organizations (with 2 IPOs) in Telematics and Geospatial, as well as companies in the secure telecommunications and tactical intelligence space. He remains focused on cybersecurity, digital risks, and mobility. He founded Dorset Business Angels (named new Business Angel network of the year) and has also helped start both the Wharton and Harvard Business School Angel Networks for the U.K. He is also a Founder Partner of Waterbridge Capital, with the mission to mentor, invest and help grow early-stage companies.
Steve sits on the NATO Industry Cyber Partnership Board, as well as on the Board of the TechUK Cyber Group and the European University Cybersecurity Advisory Board.
STEVE BERRY MoveSG Advisor
Jean is a Co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Echion Technologies. Prior to co-founding Echion, Jean was completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department, where he led the development of novel anode nanomaterials for Li-ion batteries. Jean holds two Masters degrees from Ecole Centrale Paris, France. He has co-authored 7 patent applications and 7 academic publications. Jean has been named to the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list, is a former Cambridge University Nano-Enterprise Fellow, and is the recipient of multiple business awards.
Jean de La Verpilliere MoveSG Advisor
VCs & ANGEL INVESTORS
Kuo-Yi is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm in SEA. Based in Singapore, he is a board member of Ninja Van, Padlet, KKday, Jio Health, Horangi and Saleswhale.
Prior to Monk’s Hill Ventures, Kuo-Yi was CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. He led investments in Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Dataxu, Quid, Gengo and more. He started his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group and was an early employee of Encentuate and Reputation Technologies later acquired by IBM and Security Sources respectively. He co-founded SportsHook, a social networking and event management SaaS startup for the sports community.
He serves as a board member on Singapore’s IMDA, HPB, and IPOS. He is a graduate of MIT with bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering.
LIM KUO-YI Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Monk’s Hill Ventures
Michael is the Co-founder of Cocoon Capital, an early-stage VC fund, which is looking to invest in enterprise and deep tech companies throughout SEA. Cocoon has invested in 20 companies, including Sensorflow, See-Mode and Buymed.
In 2000, Michael founded Avonmore Developments with his brother Simon to invest in early-stage companies across the UK. Since then, they have invested in over 40 companies and have achieved 11 successful exits to date. In 2013, he moved to SEA and set up Cub Capital that has invested in 12 early-stage companies across the region, including Anchanto, Quincus and MyDoc, achieving one exit with Crème Simon.
During Michael’s career, he’s been named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year 2015’ by the UK Business Angel Association, selected as one of the ‘Maserati 100’ and voted by AngelsNews into the list of ‘Business Angels You Should Know’.
MICHAEL BLAKEY Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital Management
Nick is the founder and managing partner of Velocity Ventures, a Singapore-based venture capital firm with a unique focus on Hospitality and Travel, investing in early to growth stage tech-enabled startups in SEA across five verticals: F&B, Mobility, Retail & Experiences, Accommodation and Travel.
Prior to an investor, he was the CEO of ReadyMix and expanded the family business from Australia to SEA, building a sizeable presence across Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei. He invested S$20m in over 15 start-ups across SEA and Australia, achieving successful exits, follow-on investments and significant portfolio growth for his family office ReadyVentures.
With over 3 decades of professional experience, he is a Board Director of Lumitics & IDEM Hospitality, Neptune Marine Services & MTQ Engineering. He was the Singapore Chairman and Regional Board Member of the Young President’s Organization and Australian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
NICHOLAS COCKS Founder and Managing Partner, Velocity Ventures
Clarence Tan is a serial entrepreneur who started several technology start-ups since 1993, such as GlobalRoam Group Ltd (“GR Group”), Perfect Innovation Pte Ltd and Pinnz Pte Ltd. GR Group was the first company in Singapore to be traded on the over-the-counter exchanged managed by Philips Securities Pte Ltd in 2007.
In 2017, Clarence founded Origgin, a venture creation firm that commercialises deep technologies from the universities and research institutes through the Venture Co-Creation concept. During the process, Origgin puts in the pre-seed investment and provides hands-on support for the portfolios. Currently, there are close to 30 portfolios across different sectors.
CLARENCE TAN Founder, Origgin
Mike joined Trirec in July 2019. Prior to joining Trirec, Mike held various senior management roles in investment banking and corporate specializing in fundraising, M&A and corporate strategy. He also co-founded several businesses in the IoT and future foods space. He is currently a mentor of Innovate 360 a Singapore based Agrifood Tech incubator. Mike graduated from the National University of Singapore with a 2nd class upper honor degree in Business Administration.
MIKE LIM Managing Director, Trirec
Ms Joyce Ng is a Partner at iGlobe Partners. She has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, fund management, insurance and financial services.
Ms Joyce held several board seats of iGlobe’s investee companies in Singapore and US. In Singapore, she is currently a board member of SWAT Mobility and has been instrumental in helping and syndicating the Company’s Series A fund raising round. She is also a Board Observer of Tonik Financial. She is instrumental and leads investments in Mindfi and Partipost.
In United States, she has been actively involved in overseeing iGlobe’s investment in Unity Software Inc (a 3D real-time development tool company) (NYSE: U). Other listed portfolios under her charge include Nerdwallet Inc (a Fintech company) (NYSE: NRDS), Matterport Inc (Solutions for 3D scanning of spaces) (NASDAQ: MTTR) and Hippo Analytics (data-driven online home insurance) (NASDAQ: HIPO). She was a board observer of Starmaker Interactive Inc (acquired by a Chinese Entertainment Company in 2016).
Ms Joyce worked from 1996 to 2003 with Vertex Management Pte Ltd. In 1996, she joined as an analyst responsible for portfolio monitoring of Vertex European investment. She was later promoted to Assistant Manager in charge of the Fund of Fund investments.
Ms Joyce came with diversified experience. She was previously a team leader & trainer at ACE Insurance (acquired by Chubb) responsible for all the training needs of the Call Centre staff. She started her career in the Credit Admin Department of Bank Indosuez.
JOYCE NG Partner, iGlobe Partners
Rick Hyung Kee Kim is the Managing Director of his own family office, R&E Family Office which is based in Singapore.
He began his career as a Management Consultant at AT Kearney's Seoul office, and later as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers' Seoul office. In 2003, he became CEO of Nexon and established Nexon China (Tiancity.com) in Shanghai. In 2013, he founded the online game publishing company, DaLe Games, in Shanghai.
Rick is a multilinguist who grew up in Hong Kong and speaks English, Korean, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Yonsei University.
RICK HYUNG KEE KIM Managing Director, R&E Family Office
Tien Nguyen is the General Partner of Earth Venture Capital - a global early-stage VC firm seeking to invest in digital solutions tackling climate change.
Tien Nguyen has been working in the venture capital industry for years as a General Partner in an Irish VC firm, a German family office and an ESG fund. He contributes to the knowledge of venture capital with scientific research and lectures at notable European universities.
Tien is a fellow of the Irish Government and actively contributing to the impact of Irish business, investment and culture in South East Asia with the "team Ireland" in the region. Tien worked as an organic farmer across Europe, China, and Southeast Asia with his endless hobbies of history and culture.
TIEN NGUYEN General Partner, Earth Venture Capital
Having set up multiple businesses around the world, our experiences have taught us that each
company and its management team are unique. In order to have what's best for our business, our
leaders believe in taking a supportive approach to help businesses reach its true potential.
Arthur is the Chief Executive Officer of Goldbell Group with over 13 years of experience in the industrial vehicles sector. Under his leadership as the Group CEO, the company has achieved record highs year-on-year with a 13% compounded annual revenue growth rate from years 34-37 of the company's anniversaries.
Additionally, Arthur's involvement in managing the family office has delivered more than 300% Return on Equity over the last 4 years. He delights in building close partnerships with mobility-focused start-ups, regional go-to-market partners and government agencies.
Arthur was one of the youngest members to be admitted to the Entrepreneurs Organisation in 2008 and the Young Presidents' Organisation in 2017. He was also a former board member in Singapore River One, and Panel member of Singapore's Land Transport Master Planning 2040.
ARTHUR CHUA Managing Partner
Kelvin spearheads the Group's mobility accelerator venture under three main verticals - Sharing Economy, Electric, Autonomous.
He is currently serving as:
- Vice President of Enterprise Singapore Society
- Director of Xiaoxin Machines
- Co-founder of MoveSG
KELVIN TAY Managing Director, Future Mobility
Wye Houn is the Goldbell Director of Future Mobility & Head of MoveSG Accelerator. Before joining Goldbell, she ran her own business and has 14 years of experience with BNP Paribas as the VP of Digital & Innovation, APAC, and Rolls-Royce PLC (RR) in the UK in Naval Marine, Vibration Capability Acquisition & Aerospace Corporate Strategy.
She successfully led various MNCs Group innovation and new business models, competitive intelligence (CI) and wargaming techniques with outcomes that influenced the Leadership team’s decision. She pioneered the creation of CI global integrated platform & chaired the Corporate CI Integration in RR. She led a €13m European-funded project (X-Media) from concept to successful delivery of novel vibration techniques, AI & knowledge management to identify abnormal characteristics and improve prognostics of jet engines. Papers were published in International Workshop on Machine Learning for Aerospace.
Wye Houn is a Mechanical Engineer (MEng).
LEONG WYE HOUN Director, Future Mobility
Gene is an accomplished venture investor and entrepreneur who has taken both local and regional companies worldwide, securing funding, opening the businesses and their products to the global market, before securing successful exits.
Till recently, Gene was a Partner at a globally-focused, Singapore-based Venture Capital Fund which invests in high growth and scalable technology companies.
He was also a Managing Partner in a leading Singapore technology accelerator.
GENE BERGER Managing Partner
Gilad is a trained lawyer with extensive experience in cross-border commercial, technology-focused transactions, and M&A deals.
Prior to joining Goldbell Investments, Gilad worked for one of the leading law firms in Israel and was involved in some of the most notable tech-related transactions that took place in the country in the past decade.
GILAD SHAY Managing Director, MoveSG