The checklist for series A funding

November 30, 2016

Raising series A funding. That’s the stuff founder dreams are made of: VC money that brings validation and gets them one step closer to joining the big leagues. That’s when they are no longer asking friends and family for seed investment, and when they can actually think about setting up that funky office...
Young Entrepreneurs, Technopreneurs Showcase Talent, Creativity Through Innovation At UStart2016

November 30, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The University Start-Up Conference Malaysia 2016 (UStart2016) is a good platform for young entrepreneurs and technopreneurs to showcase their talents and creativity through innovation. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the conference was also an opportunity for them to create job opportunities and ensure sustainable development in the country...

MaGIC, Lean In Malaysia sign MOU to champion women entrepreneurs

November 29, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28: The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) and Lean In Malaysia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to champion and advance women entrepreneurs in the country. Lean in Malaysia, powered by Asia Women Circle (AWC), is an organisation that aims to empower women and address the two key issues of women dropping out of the workforce and the lack of them in senior management positions...
KFit buys Groupon Malaysia

November 29, 2016

Three months after acquiring Groupon Indonesia, fitness startup KFit today announced that it has bought the ecommerce group’s Malaysia operations. The move solidifies KFit’s foray into the deals space. Prior to this transaction, the company added deals for massage and spa on its app, and launched a separate deals app called Fave...
Minimum viable technology: more preparation ≠ better product

November 28, 2016

Technology teams can be the biggest asset or worst bottleneck for a growing company depending on their strategy. In the name of future proofing engineering, technology teams become a hurdle to a company’s goals. You can see the hidden frustration in Bezos words below: “Engineers should be fast acting cowboys instead of calm clear-headed computer scientists .”...

Crowdfunding advice: 4 sage tips for a successful campaign

November 28, 2016

While fintech in Asia continues to build momentum more broadly, crowdfunding in particular offers huge potential that remains largely untapped. In a Q3 2016 report, KPMG reveals that Asia got the largest chunk of venture capital in the fintech and cryptocurrency technology sectors...
Why Vehicle-related Apps Thrive in Malaysia

November 28, 2016

Traffic problems in Southeast Asian cities have become an everyday reality for most of its inhabitants—who, in one way or another, simply try to keep the situation from getting in the way of their work and personal life. Malaysia is no exception. In Malaysia, 93% of households own a car—the third-highest car ownership in the world, according to a 2014 Nielsen survey. It also has the highest incidence of multiple car ownership, with 54% of households having more than one car...
The Groupon mafia in Southeast Asia

November 25, 2016

In Berlin’s startup scene in 2010, one story was the talk of the town. US-born Groupon had bought Rocket Internet’s blatant Groupon clone CityDeal. It was another validation for the Rocket Internet moneymaking strategy: copy existing models and gun for acquisition. (The first sign had been eBay’s takeover of the Samwer brothers’ clone Alando in 1999.)...
Fashion for a good cause

November 25, 2016

Several entrepreneurs tell Nadia Badarudin about running a social programme for underprivileged youth. MIMI (not her real name) is carefully adding a finishing touch to the bracelet she is working on when I arrive at Rumah Safiyyah in Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor...


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