Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


ADDX Fireside: How S$1,000 created a global multi-million-dollar business

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The market for pop culture has grown rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Collectibles companies like Funko Inc. and Pop Mart have amassed multi-billion-dollar valuations and a loyal fan following. Here in Singapore, we have XM Studios, a collectibles company serving the high-end luxury collectors. The story of this homegrown company is truly unique when 3 brothers used S$1,000 meant for school fees to acquire a collectible toy store back in 1997.

Fast forward to end-2020, the trio has patiently built XM Studios into an acclaimed global leader capable of generating over S$20 million in revenues.

• How do you start up a company from almost nothing?

• What is the XM Studios business all about?

• How did XM Studios overcome the numerous obstacles along the way?

• The inside scoop into building up a formidable luxury collectibles brand

• What’s next in the XM Studios global growth story?

• Where is the international market for pop-culture headed?

Tune in for the exclusive webinar hosted by ADDX on 21 July (Wed) at 5pm to learn about this entrepreneurial story first-hand from Ben Ang, Founder and CEO of XM Studios. The event will be moderated by Choo Oi Yee from ADDX.


Ben Ang

Founder and CEO, XM Studios



Chief Executive Officer at ADDX, Moderator


XM studios is an award-winning producer of handcrafted, hand-painted luxury art collectables. Our current franchise properties include Disneys’ Marvel and Star Wars, DC Comics, Hasbro, Century Fox, Tohos’ Godzilla, Tsuburayas’ Ultraman and more.

Awards and Accolades:

• Winner of OCBC Emerging Enterprise Awards 2018

From Statue Awards:

• Best Statue Company 2014, 2015, 2016 (Innovation, Design, Quality & Service)

• Best ¼ Statue 2014 (Captain America)

• Statue of the Year 2015 (Magneto)

• Best ¼ Statue 2015 (Magneto)

• Best ¼ Statue 2016 (Ghost Rider)

• Critic’s Pick 2017 (Cable)

• Best Large Statue 2019 (Dark Phoenix)

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