News / 25 April 2018

Interview with Cradle Fund group CEO (Part 1): ‘Scaling, talent shortage key challenges for Malaysian startups’

When Cradle Fund was launched about 14 years ago, the startup ecosystem in Malaysia had not kicked off. Thanks to the hard work of the government and private sectors, the ecosystem began to take shape. Cradle, arguably the oldest fund in the country, was at the forefront of this evolution.

This government-backed fund has thus far invested in 700 deals and is one of the early investors of Grab, the cab-hailing unicorn. The fund has also witnessed to the brith and growth of several other million-dollar companies and remain to a key player in the ecosystem.

e27 recently talked to Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan to delve deep into the Malaysian startup and funding scene.


by: Sainul Abudheen K

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