Noomi Fessler co-founded NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital. NEXEA has invested in more than 35 Startups across Southeast Asia and is known for creating value in their investments. NEXEA is backed by experienced entrepreneurs who have done their M&As and IPOs or are CEOs of publicly listed companies. More importantly, they want to give back to the next wave of entrepreneurs.
While in NEXEA, Noomi has evaluated and worked with 1000+ startups and ran 2 accelerator programmes, one as a corporate program with Sunway Berhad. She has also successfully closed the fundraising for 12 companies, based in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
After NEXEA, Noomi decided to join Lapasar as their Chief Financial Officer. Lapasar is a B2B wholesale platform serving over 3,000 SMEs and corporations in Malaysia. Lapasar focuses on FMCG goods distribution to thousands of retail clients throughout the country with, giving corporate buyers access to suppliers across Malaysia through the marketplace and RFQ tools.
Lapasar has raised 7.5mil from NEXEA’s Angel Investors, Family Offices, and Corporate Investors such as shopper360 Limited who led the round. By entering the FMCG wholesale market only in June 2020, the company grew 172% Y-o-Y and above 200x (revenues and valuation) since their first funding round with NEXEA at the time of writing.