Semiconductor Procurement Simplified

RDS Contract - Automated
FTP Payment Gateway - Integrated
End-to-End Digital Integration - Connectivity
Closed-Loop Transaction - 360-Degree View
Blockchain Technology - Immutability
Basic KYC - Free to SMEs

Together We Create Value

HelloSME’s mission is to help SMEs Go Digital, Go Regional by aggregating their digital needs. We aim to deliver Fast Trade and Procurement (FTP) Eco-system built on Blockchain technology in order to enhance procurement efficiency, scalability, security and trackability for businesses. Through the members-only platform, our strategic partners and customers can perform in-country and cross-border transactions with ease and confidence.

What is FTP?

FTP is SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) on Blockchain built to enhance closed-loop procurement transactions between buyers and sellers in a seamless way, providing the benefits of RDS contract, payment gateway, end-to-end digital integration and KYC to all aspects of businesses.

Benefits to SMEs?

Based on industry insights, time spent by buyers/sellers on PR > RFQ > PO > DO > Invoice > Payment and other processes like misplacement of documents is significant. The potential savings (processing time) of FTP per year is estimated at about US$500M which can significantly help the industry which has razor thin margins.

The industry is paper-intensive, especially for SMEs which either lack an ERP system or IT skills to integrate their systems thereby relying largely on paper documents. Finding lost documents like delivery notes with numerous partial deliveries impacts productivity and cash flow management.

  • Companies with ERP systems – approx. 70 minutes per transaction (86% of time savings by using FTP)
  • Companies without ERP – approx. 440 minutes per transaction (98% of time savings by using FTP)
  • Volume of transactions between buyers & sellers runs above 150K a day in ASEAN for both passive & active electronic components.


RDS is a Real Digital Smart Contract which has sophisticated algorithms to track any changes and/or modifying of the contract. Storing any transactional changes on Blockchain makes it secure, reliable and trackable than conventional contracts.


  • Automates repetitive tasks like delivery/overdue payment reminders – time stamped on blockchain.
  • Actual contract is recognized by the common law countries like Singapore & India.


FTP Payment Gateway aims to connect to all payment gateways by offering choices to our buyer/seller in settling payment through PayPal, Stripe, bank transfer. An added feature is digital Escrow that is robust enough to scale from 1,000 to 2M transactions a day.


  • Members are given a choice of payment methods.
  • Integrates with major payment gateways.
  • With digital escrow, SMEs are given added confidence to transact overseas.


FTP Eco-system’s vision is to provide connectivity of the different buyer/seller ERP systems to ensure seamless transactional flow to cut down manual inputs and paper-based transactions. For those SMEs that do not have ERP, a basic, stripped down ERP is embedded in the FTP application.


  • Digital documents are captured from source - cutting out manual inputs.
  • Reduce paper transactions.
  • Basic ERP features are provided free to SMEs with no ERP systems.


From PR -> RFQ -> PO -> SO -> DO -> Invoice -> Payment, FTP automates and captures the entire process in its entirety. Once payment is acknowledged, the RDS contract between the buyer and seller is then considered closed giving a 360-degree view of the entire transactional flow.


  • Entire process from PR to payment acknowledgement is digitized and tracked – cut down manual intervention.
  • Buyer/Seller know where they are in the procurement journey.
  • Scoring of buyer/seller is objective & data-driven.


Based on Hyperledger Fabric Technology that supports permissioned blockchain network, smart contract, data privacy and unique transactional model.


  • Transactional changes are tracked on ledger.
  • Messages & reminders are time-stamped.
  • Secure, scalable and immutable.
  • Accurate scoring is data-driven.


FTP provides basic KYC with KYC partners and 2-factor authentication to verify members’ identity to ensure transactions are legit and above board especially cross-border transactions – one of the key ask of SMEs.


  • Provided free to SME members when they register.
  • SMEs now can feel comfortable that overseas SMEs members have their background checked before transacting.


The Semiconductor Industry forms a sizable bulk of worldwide B2B sales in excess of US$665 billion. In ASEAN alone, this industry is roughly US$167 billion with Singapore being the trade hub of action­ worth US$ 71 billion - the regional headquarters for major semiconductor entities and distributors.

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FTP Value-Added Services

FTP enhances end-to-end transactions by integrating with multiple service providers from Insurance, Logistics, Legal, Financing and Accounting.

Last Mile Fulfilment

GOGOVAN is your solution to real-time logistics needs. GOGOVAN’s on-demand, same-day logistics platform connects businesses with over 20,000 registered driver partners: motorbikes, sedan, vans, and 10ft– 24ft trucks. GOGOVAN is present in over 300 cities in China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

OFX - Global Money Transfers

OFX is a global money transfer specialist bringing together a secure, streamlined digital experience and great exchange rates, with dedicated human support from on-the-ground teams 24/7.

OFX is an ASX listed company operating internationally with 7 global offices (AU, US, UK, CA, NZ, SG, HK), helping over 1 million customers worldwide and has transferred over AU$150bn.

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Berkley Insurance Asia is an operating unit of the W. R. Berkley Corporation. As a group, we have been serving customers in Asia for over a decade. As part of our commitment to the region, our operations now include offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, both of which offer insurance and facultative reinsurance across the Asia region.

SME Financing

Develop, grow, sustain and strengthen your business cashflow minimizing challenges of acquiring loans from banks. HelloSME and Funding Societies bring next generation SME financing to small and medium-sized businesses in Singapore, which has never been made so easy and fast.

Discounting Solution

FTP Discounting is a digital trade service powered by JED connecting Buyers, Sellers and Lenders, making trade and working capital flow more efficiently for businesses. This service creates an inclusive trade and finance eco-system that benefits ALL SMEs – big and small.


The FTP Core Team

Leslie Wong
CEO / CTO (interim)
30+ years in Sales and Marketing at Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific, IQmind, Sembawang Media, Westin Hotels & Resorts, DFS Group
Wong Ching Wen
Blockchain BD Advisor
20+ years in financial services, P2P financial protection on blockchain, Contact Sense Asia, ESG Reinsurance, CIGNA International, American Express.
Garphy Chang
Chief Product Marketing Officer
23+ years in IT, Printing and Manufacturing Industries at Hewlett Packard APAC & Taiwan, Agfa-Gevaert Taiwan and KEE Decorative Tech. China
Khwab Sheth
Chief Blockchain Officer
14+ years experience in software development. Khwab has worked on 100 plus projects in various domains and technologies. His expertise is into Blockchain, AI, Analytics, Web and Mobile applications.
Rajkumar Tiwari
Senior Blockchain Architect
5+ years of experience in Blockchain Development. Proficient in algorithms, data structures, cryptography, data security & dlt. Experience developing end-to-end blockchain ecosystem solutions & infrastructure.
Shrishailya Deshmukh
UX/UI Expert
Crafting effective solutions for the SME's through simple and interactive design. Responsible for 100 plus Web and Mobile UI/UX interfaces on various domains.
Vijendra Patil
Data Science & Analytics Expert
Vijendra has strong knowledge of Backend Technologies and Data Science & Analytics. He leverages his strong technology skills to analyse huge amounts of data using various methodologies.
Rohan Mehta
Full-Stack Developer
Rohan is full stack developer. He has experience working on multiple web portals and progressive web apps.
Kris Leong
Administration Manager
25+ years in IT Industry at Hewlett Packard APAC - Commercial System Unit, PC Division, Solution Partner Org.
Jaya Devi Stanley
Chief Compliance Officer
15+ years in Legal and Compliance at NTUC Income, MSIG Insurance and Chemoil International Pte Ltd.

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The FTP Advisory Team

Chew Ghim Bok
Strategic Business Advisor/Investor
35+ years in Software, Tech and VC Investment. Founded & ran ProData Systems and SkyVen Capital. Currently an active Rotarian & Grassroots Community leader.
Harish Pillay
Technology Advisor
20+ years in Sembawang Media , & Red Hat as Global Head, Community Architecture and Leadership
Ryan Chew
Blockchain Advisor
Partner of TRIVE Ventures & Tribe Accelerator for blockchain investments & activities
Felix Tan
FinTech Advisor
20+ years at UOB Finlab, SilkRoute Holdings, ECNet, WFRIC, Evolusia, OCBC Bank, Bank of Singapore
Gary Chien
Procurement Consultant
25+ years in Manufacture Industry, Supply Chain Management at Trividia Health Taiwan Inc.
Julian Wong
Legal Advisor
21+ years of legal experience at Shook Lin & Bok, Johnson, Stokes & Masters, Mandel, Katz & Brosnan LLP, Sabharwal, Globus & Lim LLP
Goh Weihan
Blockchain Advisor
Asst Professor at SIT, research interest in blockchains and applied cryptography
Jansen Lim
Technology Advisor
More than 15 years in the technology industry at IBM, Price water house Coopers, Nortel &

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