NEST Ventures is an accelerator specializing in investments in startups, late seed and series A stage companies. It seeks to invest in fin-tech, health tech and smart cities. The firm seeks to invest globally, but with an active presence in Hong Kong or Southeast Asia. It prefers to invest from USD 100,000 - USD1 million. NEST Ventures was founded in 2011 and is based in Central, Hong Kong with additional offices in Bahrain, Bangkok, Thailand; Nairobi, Kenya; and London, United Kingdom.

Peter Bush Brack

Board Director

Peter Dingle

Director of Accelerator Programmes


Jacob A. Fisch


Lawrence Morgan


Ethan Pierse

Managing Partner and Partner

Dennis Plomp



Natalie Rie


Simon Squibb

Chairman and Founder

16 past transactions


Seed Round in 2015
ii5 elevates, trains, and supports Indian Realtors through software and services. Their technology automatically combines property messages from all broker groups. Now all broker property messages are finally in one place. Easily find any property and close direct every time.

Simple Wearables

Angel Round in 2014
Simple Wearables is a healthcare tech company that designs and develops wearable devices with medical alert systems.

Shape (ShapeScale)

Seed Round in 2015
ShapeScale is a personal 3D scanner that digitizes and measures your body in photorealistic 3D. Leveraging computer vision and deep learning ShapeScale measures changes in body composition your eyes and conventional scales do not see. With fast, visual, and gamified feedback, ShapeScale changes how people keep healthy and stay motivated.

Foodie Group Ltd.

Venture Round in 2012
Foodie brings together people with a real passion and love for all things food and drink. They curate and create heaps of fresh restaurant reviews, delicious food features, reliable news and mouth-watering recipes in their award-winning magazine, web portal, app and social media pages. Their Foodie Club is a community of food lovers who enjoy fun and friendship through food and drinks. Membership is free and they host regular events around the world to try out the latest foodie hotspots as well as hosting cooking competitions, menu tastings and exclusive deals and discounts.

I Love

Venture Round in 2011
I Love is a startup that connects brands with consumers by offering marketing services and products. The company offers digital, search, and mobile marketing; traditional and digital outdoor marketing; and ambient media and partnership marketing services via its marketing campaigns, digital advertising screens, sign spaces, coaster advertising and bill inserts, and more. I Love’s products portfolio includes I Love Hong Kong: a website that publishes details about food, fashion, shopping hangouts, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, attractions, and hotels available in Hong Kong; Locationwise: a location-based marketing agency that enables brands reach local areas via its tactical campaigns; and The Kombi: a vintage Volkswagen Kombi that can be used for brand activations, street marketing campaigns and event activities. I Love was founded by Scott Davies and is based in Hong Kong.


Venture Round in 2011
At the heart of INFO/NATION is an extensive database of Greater China’s high net worth individuals and ultra high net worth individuals (HNWI and UHNWI). As well as demographic information they build detailed psychographic profiles of each individual's information needs, preferences, interests and passions. Using this intelligence they deliver tailored, targeted information and unique experiences through a range of print and digital media products and private events. This detailed knowledge allows us to hand-pick audiences and create truly integrated marketing campaigns for their partners.


Seed Round in 2014
Snaptee Limited develops a smartphone application that enables users to create custom T-shirts using photos. The company’s application provides tools that allow users to design, order, and sell T-shirts. Its application is offered in iOS and Android versions in English, Japanese, Korean, German, French, simplified Chinese, and other languages. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong.


Seed Round in 2016
Creditable enables credit unions, lenders, businesses and individuals to give loans to their customers, employees, suppliers and family professionally in just five minutes. It aims to make credit more affordable, accessible, transparent and inclusive, and to re-imagine and re-engineer societal behaviour around credit. The team is led by Sechaba Ngwenya, a former banker turned developer and advocate for fair credit.


Seed Round in 2016
Apvera is an information technology and services company that offers cybersecurity services for businesses, firms, and companies. It offers a software platform that provides insights for its clients to monitor the data flow within their own company. Apvera specializes in security, machine learning, data analytics, big data, and behavioral analysis The company was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Singapore..

Gowell Software Limited

Seed Round in 2015
Gowell Software Limited is an online education company. It focuses on international education, overseas studies advisory, university preparation programs, corporate training, and online learning services. The company offers GoChinese, an online language learning platform that supports Mandarin Chinese learning for English-based and native Chinese learners; and GoEnglish, an online platform to support English learning for Chinese-based learners. It also provides KEY, an educational software package for instructors and students allowing them to create word-based, Hanyu Pinyin learning materials that in turn be heard in Putonghua used by universities, corporations, and governments in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company, through its content delivery platform, delivers online learning materials and assessment by auto-generating voice output, definitions, phonetics, and other learning support to text displayed on the platform. Its programs prepare students from non-English speaking countries for overseas education, as well as provide pathways for students into universities primarily in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The company offers its services through learning center network in China. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in North Point, Hong Kong.


Seed Round in 2014
EzeeCube is a modular home media device that connects to your TV and automatically syncs photos, videos and contacts from your iOS and Android phones or tablets. EzeeCube hardware is built from ground up and is powered by XBMC, an open source media center application.

First Circle

Series A in 2017
First Circle exists to radically improve the course of opportunity for SMEs across South East Asia; to help business owners achieve growth beyond their wildest dreams; to expand their First Circle past their family and friends. They are creating great technology which allows us to bring together the best businesses. We provide them with the funding and support they need to grow for many years to come. They do this with a simple online account, advanced data analytics, dedicated customer success representatives, and a community of business owners complete with a host of useful resources.

1World Online

Series A in 2015
1World Online is a blockchain-powered platform that unifies the values of data and advertising into an all-in-one engagement driven model. With 1World Online, websites will enjoy higher metrics of engagement, business teams will be able to better understand, profile, and monetize the audience, editors and journalists gain access to timely news content and can better target stories, and improve reader relationships. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.


Seed Round in 2015
Merchantz energizes B2B trading through enabling a more synchronous, effective and fun experience. Yes, it is vague... intentionally vague... They are in stealth mode and are hard at work on their Beta service. If you are interested in further details then go to their website, provide your details and they will be in touch!

Ongair inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Ongair inc. operates a Web based dashboard that enables businesses to use instant messaging platforms, such as WeChat, Messenger, Telegram, WhatsApp, and Line for customer service. The company’s dashboard also integrates with platforms, such as Zendesk, Freshdesk, and Salesforce that allows businesses to use these channels for sales and customer retention. It serves businesses, including media, e-commerce platforms, universities, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

AlemHealth Pte. Ltd.

Seed Round in 2016
AlemHealth Pte. Ltd. designs and manufactures digital healthcare solutions to address global doctor shortages. It offers AlemBox, a solution that provides hospitals with access to global network of physicians and their patient data; and AlemDoc, a cloud-based health applications that is designed to access and transfer patient data in bandwidth-limited environments. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Singapore.