Author: Karamjit Singh
No big bang announcements to get ecosystem players excited and abuzz Cradle to be central agency for startups, hub to facilitate cooperation [Article updated with comments from CapBay.]
Covid-19 the trigger for Poladrone’s funding, with demand going through the roof says founder Cheong Jin Xi
Wavemaker Partners was top preference as it knew space Poladrone was in Took in 4 strategic angels for regional market access, strengthening global supply chain
Karamjit Singh reflects back on the bold move to appoint Surina Shukri in Jan 2019, a total stranger to the Malaysian tech ecosystem, as CEO of MDEC and what is expected of Mahadhir Aziz who clocks in On Sept 1 as the new CEO.
Tourplus CEO embodies founder hustle, with keen eye for opportunity Founders have the highest responsibility, must exude optimism & hope
Cohort 1 has seen 4.2x increase in valuation for the 10 companies MaGIC joins as program partner, US-based VC firm joins as well [Article edited for clarity and additional information.]
Encourage staff to innovate, apply digital lens to find new opportunities US$40mil investment from 2021-’23 for branches digital upgrade
Rising speculation becoming a distraction, affecting morale Uncertainty is hurting MDEC’s reputation as tip of the spear
Malaysia's Carsome to buy iCar Asia in US$200mil deal that will create largest used car digital automotive marketplace in SEA
Malaysian-based Southeast Asian used-car e-commerce platform has cemented its position as a leading player in the region with its proposed US$200mil acquisition of iCar Asia, an ASX listed Southeast Asian focused car listing platform.
AirAsia’s stronger market presence in Thailand makes deal a natural fit Strong presence in Malaysia, Philippines as well where Gojek is not in
Ericsson starts work on building Phase 1A with 500 sites Single vendor choice persuaded by pricing, higher commitments