We build digital
platforms and brands
OUR PORTFOLIO
We partnered with Carousell to launch in Hong Kong, as well as continued partnership across other expansion oppotunities into new verticals.
www.carousell.com
About
At Carousell, we believe in more than just buying and selling. We believe in the power of possibilities that people bring to the process. Through every buyer, seller and listing, we believe there’s opportunity beyond the transactional.

Our mission is to inspire every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another, on a global scale.
Founders
Quek Siu Rui
Marcus Tan
Lucas Ngoo
Funding
$263m
About
GOAT is the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future.

Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company offers styles across various time periods on its digital platforms and in its retail locations, while delivering products to over 30 million members across 170 countries.
Founders
Eddy Lu
Daishin Sugano
Funding
$298m
We partnered with GOAT to launch their China market by building out the local team and localizing products for the China market.
www.goat.com
About
Snapask is an education technology company that applies machine learning and mobile cloud services to make education more effective, personalised, and accessible to everyone.

Snapask is currently supporting over 3.5 million students across 10 countries in APAC in their after school studies.
Founders
Timothy Yu
Funding
$57m
We partnered with Snapask to launch their Korea market, as well as continued partnership across other expansion and M&A opportunities into new verticals.
www.snapask.com
About
Homage is an award-winning personal care solution that combines curated and trained care professionals with smart technology to manage and provide on-demand holistic home and community-based caregiving to seniors and adults, allowing them to age and recover at home with grace, control and dignity.
Founders
Gillian Tee
Funding
20m
We partnered with Homage to help them launch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, unlocking and driving growth in an important expansion market. We hired a strong local team to continue scaling the business as well as set the foundations to launch in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
www.homage.sg
About
Sandbox VR is the most advanced virtual reality experience in the world. We combine motion capture in real time with virtual reality technology to create a new medium that is the closest thing to the Star Trek holodeck that exists.
Founders
Steve Zhao
Funding
82m
We partnered with the franchise owner of Sandbox VR Singapore to assess, build and expand the customer base in Southeast Asia. We built out a B2B business strategy and optimized growth levers to accelerate revenue growth while maintaining top customer experience.
www.sandboxvr.com
About
Surkus connects people to the brands and events tailored to their interests. Using unique technology, the Surkus platform curates a targeted group of tastemakers for client events – whether that be nightlife, comedy shows, classes, product launches or a digital campaign.
Founders
Stephen George
Funding
20m
We partnered with Surkus to launch their Hong Kong market as well as building their local team on the ground.
www.surkus.com
Management

Henek Lo

Co-founder & CEO

Henek is the founder of Hypeasia.co, a Venture Builder that help international startups expand into China and Asia since 2018. HYPE specializes in cross border operations and how to effectively grow businesses entering new markets. In 2021, the company also launched their own Venture Studio to build new D2C startups based in Hong Kong to sell globa

Martin Li

Partner

Martin was previously an integral part of Hired’s expansion into multiple APAC markets. Before Hired, he was an early member of Uber’s founding team in China. He helped set up many of the early China markets for Uber as well as managed multiple business units.

Anthony Chen

Venture Partner

Anthony was previously the first employee at Flexport. He helped build Flexport's operating model and foundational tech software as Head of Product in San Francisco then led their expansion into Asia.

Testimonials
Henek was part of the core team that seeded Airbnb in Asia and in particular Greater China. Today Asia and China are our fastest growing regions.
Nathan Blecharczyk (Co-Founder, Airbnb)
A reliable mentor and long-term business partner, recommend startup founders to work with HYPE to explore growth opportunities leveraging on his diverse experience in the ever-changing industry
Timothy Yu (Co-Founder, Snapask)
HYPE were crucial partners who built the foundation of our China business from finance/corporate structure, launching a local product, hiring a full office, and planning large-scale PR events.
Eddy Lu, Founder & CEO of GOAT GROUP
HYPE has done an amazing job leading Carousell’s growth efforts in HK…driving rapid growth with a modest budget and a very lean team.
Siu Rui Quek (Co-Founder, Carousell)
HYPE has been instrumental in Homage’s regional expansion. They have solid execution chops, bringing their “been there done that” experience. They couldn’t come more highly recommended!
Gillian Tee, Founder & CEO of Homage