Fintech overtakes ecommerce in SEA, and other insights in our latest funding report

March 23, 2017

Tech in Asia’s new biannual report looks at the most recent developments in the region’s booming tech scene in terms of funding activity, fast-growing verticals, and exits – and how these fit into the bigger picture.A cooling down in tech venture funding was felt across Asia last year, with a sharp drop in the second half of the year. China held a strong lead over all other countries...
How These M’sians Are Working Tirelessly To Preserve A Dying Artform

March 22, 2017

Back in the day, songket was often seen as the textile of choice of the Malay elite and royalty. It was often passed down from family members as heirlooms and only worn during special occasions. It still continues to be seen as a prestigious clothing but it is rarer today because of how less people are actually doing the weaving...

CCC Youth Business Sri Lanka supports MaGIC Global Accelerator program

March 21, 2017

MaGIC, the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre, has launched a new accelerator program called the Global Accelerator Program (GAP). GAP will give selected global entrepreneurs a head start, equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and network to break into ASEAN, a region that is often touted as the world’s next consumer powerhouse...
Effective e-commerce: How better customer engagement wins you loyalty and satisfaction

March 20, 2017

The shift in retail business toward e-commerce has led to tough competition, and it has also made a big impact on how consumers globally behave when it comes to purchasing decisions.Today, creating an online store and successfully attracting customers is just the beginning. Once you have launched your marketplace and have a successful following, you need to ensure outstanding customer service to maintain customer loyalty...
Why This M’sian Startup Prints Shirts Using Designs From Kids With Autism

March 20, 2017

Robin and Andy initially started their business focusing solely on shirt printing services. They invested in the knowledge and art of silk screening to create SPCO (Shirt Printing CO) in order to produce their own clothing line that would portray its own story with each design.It wasn’t until the middle of 2016 when they got an inspiration for where to take their venture...

Inside the mind of entrepreneur and investor Khailee Ng

March 20, 2017

Khailee Ng is the managing partner of 500 Startups in Southeast Asia and is a rock star entrepreneur, investor, and startup founder with a long history of success. This history started from his very first substantial exit, which was a five-month-old daily deal group buying website he created called GroupsMore. He sold his company to Groupon in 2011...
Your Friends Won’t Tell You If You’re A Bad Driver, But This M’sian Startup Will

March 17, 2017

The startup scene has been bitten with the IoT bug lately here in Malaysia, with more companies emerging with their own interesting little niches that brings us one step closer to the machine takeover from human operators.The device is described as the Fitbit for cars and it is a dongle that attaches to any car developed after 1996. Created by Omnimatics Sdn Bhd, the CARdio dongle functions as a tiny mechanic that plugs into cars to continuously check their health...
No More Excuses For Dirty Cars, This M’sian Startup Brings The Carwash To You

March 16, 2017

After completing his studies in Australia, Darshillan R moved into a condominium in KL where his car was always parked in the parking lot. There would be a specific person going around cleaning cars every week for a certain fee, so Darshillan subscribed to this service.This went on until he moved to a new condominium a year later. To his dismay, there was no car washing service at the building nor at his workplace in KLCC. So Darshillan took this matter into his hands and developed a method of washing cars that will not splash or spray water but is still able to clean cars regularly in commercial parking lots...


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