15 exciting startups from Malaysia that raised funds in 2016

December 30, 2016

Despite talks of a cooling down in tech funding this year, investments flowed into Malaysian startups and we’ve noted both old and new names in the list. Catcha Group’s portfolio companies secured huge amounts, while others raised mostly series A and seed funding rounds. Here are 14 Malaysian startups that earned investors’ vote of confidence in 2016 and are doing promising work...
M’sian Startups, Take Note: Here’s What Investors Said Will Impress Them In 2017

December 30, 2016

With the growth of startup culture in Malaysia, more and even more Malaysians are jumping on the bandwagon to print their own stamp on the ecosystem. But are they truly ready to face the raging sea of the startup ocean? It is often said that 9 times out of 10, startups end up failing. But it seems that many are still undeterred by these numbers and press on...
NEXT Academy offers scholarships to underprivileged students via RM1mil fund

December 30, 2016

NEXT Academy, a tech school in Malaysia which is founded and ran by Malaysians, has set aside a RM1 million scholarship fund for students who are interested in computer programming. The organisation intends to help underprivileged students. This scholarship will enable students to pick up programming skills in less than three months through an immersive and hands-on programming course...
How Well Do You Know the Language of Startups?

December 29, 2016

Talk to the entrepreneurs who populate San Francisco, Silicon Valley or New York City’s Flatiron District, and you might think you’ve landed in a foreign country. The startup world is full of jargon that can sound odd—if not downright indecipherable—to outsiders. How well do you speak startup? Take this quiz and find out...

A Chat with Hideki Fujita of Segnel Ventures

December 29, 2016

“I spend a lot of my time with my founders,” said Hideki Fujita, Founder of Segnel, when discussing his role as a venture capitalist. Originally from Japan, Hideki has been in the venture capital (VC) business since the beginning of his career. He started with Jafco, the largest VC firm in Japan, and later moved to Gree, one of the largest mobile social gaming companies,...
Get your car washed… and help change a life

December 28, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 — When was the last time you got your car washed… and saved water? Or even better, helped a young person become more confident at the same time? You’re thinking: that’s a lot to ask of a simple car wash. But here’s more. This car wash will come to you if you work in Putrajaya or Cyberjaya...
Marketing automation may be daunting, but here’s why it’s worth the investment

December 28, 2016

Startups often come from the littlest of things: an idea, an envisioned product, or an observed niche. More often than not, all it takes to get started is yourself (perhaps a partner), your computer, and the internet. Of course, getting the ball rolling from there is a lot more complicated. And if you’re like most startups, you probably only have a few resources at your disposal...
Malaysia’s Katsana raises funding to help auto insurers cut their claims losses

December 28, 2016

Malaysia ranks sixth in the world in terms of car theft, with one car lost every 24 minutes. Less than one out of 10 stolen cars are ever recovered and returned to owners. Those grim statistics gave Syed Ahmad Fuqaha the idea for Katsana, a startup that offers telematics for monitoring vehicle fleets in real time and gleaning insights with data analytics capabilities...

Insights into scaling up your business

December 27, 2016

SCALABILITY is essential for a startup’s sustainability but not every business succeeds in this growth. One of the most important factors for a business’ growth potential, if not the most important thing is the people and culture of the company. According to Azran Osman-Rani, iflix Malaysia’s CEO, businesses should put the same intensity and focus into recruiting as they do on marketing to achieve scale successfully...
5 Surefire Ways To Kill A Startup And How You Can Avoid Them

December 27, 2016

The startup culture has been a rise around the world for quite some time, but not every journey is smooth-sailing, with many startups often facing difficulties along the way. If the situation grows dire enough, these brands often face the unfortunate end of liquidation. According to Forbes, 9 out of 10 startups fail, with reasons varying from a lack of preparation to insufficient funding...
Ecommerce site iPrice grew a scorching 6x, raises $4m from investors

December 23, 2016

Ecommerce in Southeast Asia is becoming a giant’s game, with Amazon and Alibaba loading up for a titanic struggle. But startups may still have room to play. Malaysia-headquartered iPrice, which aggregates over 50 million SKUs of products from various shopping sites in one location, saw its site visits in November grow six times compared to the same month in the previous year...


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