Jun 09, 2015
Some may see the recent launch of Cradle Seed Ventures Pte Ltd as an initiative to encourage public-private partnership on the domestic startup funding front, but the move has a much bigger agenda: To prevent, or at least to minimise, the number of good deals flowing out of Malaysia.
May 29, 2015
The funding floodgates haven’t opened for the Malaysian startup ecosystem and we haven’t seen the ‘silly deals’ we expected, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan, who believes it’s time for the corporate world to step up.
May 12, 2015
Digital retail solutions provider Ebizu Sdn Bhd said it has been awarded CIP 500 funding by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Ministry of Finance non-profit that provides early-stage funding.
Apr 29, 2015
Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd has signed up another five partners for its Co-Investment Partners programme, doubling the total combined funding under the programme to about RM56.7 million (approximately US$16 million) from RM28 million.
Mar 05, 2015
Some of the biggest names in the South-East Asian startup scene will convene in Kuala Lumpur from March 20-21 at the ‘Cradle Buzz’ programme to highlight, analyse and discuss entrepreneurship concerns in the region.
Dec 18, 2014
Entrepreneurs should go out to raise funds in the next six months as the window may soon close, with increasing signs of a possible global economic slowdown in the near-term.
Dec 11, 2014
The final DNA-TeAM Disrupt session of the year will be held on Dec 17 at the MaGIC office in Cyberjaya, with the topic of discussion being ‘The Highs and Lows of 2014.’ What are your personal picks?
Nov 28, 2014
The Coach and Grow Programme (CGP), a technopreneur training programme targeting pre-seed, growth stage and global companies, has received the go-ahead for its third instalment (CGP3) with a further US$1.2-million allocation.
Nov 07, 2014
Malaysian entrepreneurs are a happy bunch this week with two new funding channels opening up for them. But with the country also looking to attract talent from overseas to launch their ideas from Malaysia, DNA founder Karamjit Singh wonders if the Government should be more practical here.
Nov 07, 2014
In a significant development, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd can now invest for equity instead of just giving grants. Leveraging on VCs, it is targeting amounts of between US$150,000 and US$300,000. Its chief executive Nazrin Hassan explains why.