What’s the future of the startup ecosystem in Malaysia?

March 9, 2017

To predict some of these outcomes, a group of founders, investors, venture builders and more, answer 6 big questions on the iKnewit platform and share their thoughts on Malaysia’s startup ecosystem in 2017.iKnewit was a particpant of the MaGIC Accelerator Program Asean Track Cohort 1 iKnewit and is an audience engagement platform that sparks discussions on news content available on a media platform...
Chance for startups to tap Asean market

March 8, 2017

On its completion, they can pitch to hundreds of investors from countries such as Japan, Singapore and Thailand. Through the Global Accelerator programme of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), 80 enterprising teams of any nationality who can commit full time from July 4 to Oct 17 stand to benefit...
Malaysia’s Cradle Fund is shifting towards equity funding, launches new service to help achieve this goal

March 7, 2017

Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance, announced this week the launch of an investment product called Direct Equity 800 (DEQ800) that is built to help startups receive cash injections of between RM800,000 (US$180,000) and RM300,000 (US$67,000).The strategy behind DEQ800 is to slowly wean early-stage Malaysian startups off of government grants. According to Cradle Group CEO Nazrin Hassan, about half of Cradle’s budget for 2017 will be equity-funding while the other half will be in grants. Longterm, Cradle hopes to gradually shift away from grants and towards the equity model...

The flowering field of fintech (Infographic)

March 7, 2017

Fintech or financial technology may still be a foreign term to a lot of people, but the industry has been thriving in the past few years. In fact, there are many fintech companies that were established last year and a lot of them have become very successful.More fintech companies are popping up all over the world as technology continues to advance. Based purely on the number of fintech startups, the US leads in the list, followed by India. Other countries that are also in the lead include the UK and China. However, emerging countries like Brazil, Indonesia, and Finland are also coming into play...
Scholarship matching platform Skolafund closes RM300,498 capital raise

March 6, 2017

SKOLAFUND.com, a social enterprise that is a digital platform designed to crowdsource alternative sources of tertiary education scholarship funds for students from low to middle-income families has closed a capital raise on Ata Plus Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) platform that secured RM300,498 ($67,702) from 22 retail and sophisticated investors...
Mobile commerce trends to watch in 2017 (Infographic)

March 6, 2017

The proliferation of mobile devices and consumers’ affinity to the benefits of mobility have developed an entirely new ecosystem. These have somehow made mobile commerce (or m-commerce) trendy, and it could only get trendier in 2017, as the infographic below shows...

Modern mobile app development: Cutting-edge trends you should not miss

March 1, 2017

We are well into 2017, and it is high time to take stock of the trends that have come and gone. The market of mobile apps is getting bigger day by day. According to Gartner research, there will be more than 260 billion mobile app downloads in 2016, compared to 180 billion in 2015. The market is supersaturated and really competitive...
Entrepreneurship is ‘100% about helping other people’

March 1, 2017

Chris Brogan is one of the very first bloggers that ever existed. This was back in the 90s before anyone even knew what the internet was. He is the CEO of Owner Media Group, a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, and a highly sought-after public speaker. Tony Robbins had Chris on his internet series, Money Master. Forbes also listed Chris as one of the must-follow marketing minds of 2014 and put his website on the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs...


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