Me & My Money: Sitting on a game plan to secure the future

Maker of chairs designed for gamers expects the e-sports sector to continue to thrive

Secretlab co-founder Ian Alexander Ang is excited about Singapore being at the epicentre of the rapidly expanding e-sports industry, with governments and investors worldwide taking note of its potential, and analysts predicting phenomenal growth for the s
Secretlab co-founder Ian Alexander Ang is excited about Singapore being at the epicentre of the rapidly expanding e-sports industry, with governments and investors worldwide taking note of its potential, and analysts predicting phenomenal growth for the sector. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Gaming chair company Secretlab partners Game of Thrones to produce chairs emblazoned with the house sigils from the hit television series.
Gaming chair company Secretlab partners Game of Thrones to produce chairs emblazoned with the house sigils from the hit television series.PHOTO: SECRETLAB

Gaming was not that high on the corporate radar when entrepreneur Ian Alexander Ang dropped out of university here with ambitions of building a business in the sector, but his timing proved spot on.

Mr Ang, 28, co-founded Secretlab, a company that designs and produces the special chairs gaming fanatics like to use when they are playing e-sports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 17, 2020, with the headline 'Sitting on a game plan to secure the future'. Subscribe