Author: Digital News Asia

Tourplus hires ex-Agoda country director to drive growth
Chan Huan Gee to focus on business development and merchant acquisition Appointed solution provider to deliver BSN-MDEC SME Digitilisation Grant
MDEC hires new Head of Performance Management Systems & Engagement
Zamer Rizal Omer ex-Head of Performance Management & Engagement at Touch ‘n Go Boost capabilities across various functions, fulfilling MDEC’s “Reinvention” mission
Malaysian digital cash management platform Versa is officially launched
Platform, which is derived from money market fund, seeks to bring low-risk investment to the masses with no penalties for withdrawals
MDEC Disburses US$581k to 47 SMEs and startups
Allocation part of Budget 2020 and PENJANA Digital Content grants Empower digitally-skilled talent, enable digitally-powered businesses
MDEC announces its Alternative Funding Program for 2021, partnering 11 crowdfunding operators
Following a successful launch of last year’s program, aimed at helping enterpreneurs gain alternative funding during the pandemic, MDEC is bringing their Alternative Funding Program for 2021
Legaltech LXE raises US$47k through ECF on Ata Plus
Oversubscribed by 91% startup, LXE receives support from 53 investors Platform allows lawyers & clients alike to track, manage litigation proceedings
E-commerce the future, SMEs need govt support says Malaysia’s Pikom
Believes SMEs, with the right help, will benefit from online channel Refutes Mydin store CEO’s belief e-commerce is hurting small business Pikom (the National Tech Association of Malaysia), today expressed its belief and confidence that e-commerce is the future of the retail industry globally as well as locally.
E-fullfillment startup, iStore iSend, raises US$5.5mil, co-led by Gobi Partners and EasyParcel
In strong position to help clients enhance efficiency and SKU movement In China, S’pore, Indonesia and M’sia with Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam next
MYHackathon 2020 sees 36 winners with solutions worth over US$1.1mil showcased
Homegrown Ideas Churned from 6 Rounds impacting Key Public Services Encourage growth, development of techpreneurs, become tech developers
OPPO introduces their most affordable 5G devices with the Reno5 series, now available in Malaysia
OPPO’s latest mid-range devices brings 5G capabilities at a more affordable price, alongside unique features like Dual-view Video
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