Author: Karamjit Singh

Mavcap emerges a big, behind the scenes, winner in 14th MVCA Awards 2020/2021
Continue effort to ensure VC ecosystem is viable with global scale in mind Indirect role in six award winners, while winning in Funds Raised category
Malaysia’s Carsome raises US$290mil in Series E
In a clear demonstration of investor interest, Southeast Asian-based (SEA) e-commerce car platform Carsome has announced a US$290 million Series E raise at a post-money valuation of approximately US$1.7 billion.
Are you a Harimau x Startup?
DNA-Hiredly, accelerator partners aim to strengthen startup culture New normal of hiring technical talent from anywhere, a tough new reality
Intel’s US$7 bil Penang investment will compel Malaysia's semiconductor ecosystem to level up
Initial US$320k investment [in late 70’s] grew to US$5.9 bil, and now add US$7 bil  Ecosystem step up to match tech investment will enhance value chain participation 
Digerati50: Shaharin Saman 'Mr Gigabit' has a grand vision
Lot of self-learning to gain experience, takes long time, made a lot of mistakes  ‘Always challenging myself to do the things that nobody has done before’
Sompo Group’s startup strategy to digital transformation
Investment in Cover Genius to expand its embedded insurance market Help accelerate digital transformation & agility, create new business models  
Digerati50: Roshan Thiran’s unshakeable belief
Believes motivation to learn something is highest when there is a pressing need NECOLE, built on 12 years experience delivering leadership training to over 200 clients
pitchIN becomes first ECF platform in Malaysia to raise US$47.3mil for companies
Crosses RM200 mil milestone 12 months after crossing RM100 mil New SC Malaysia guidelines lend additional tailwind to ECF sector
Finally, 5G is live in Malaysia, Unifi Mobile and YES take lead to offer services
Customers now get a loud voice in ongoing debate about 5G approach DNB’s Ralph Marshall takes risky pro-MNO approach for leasing capacity
CREST creates chemistry for meaningful industry-academia collaboration
Where others talk about industry-academia ties, CREST actually delivers Relevance heightened with news of Intel’s new US$7.1bn Penang chip plant
Download Digerati50 2020-2021 PDF

Digerati50 2020-2021

Get and download a digital copy of Digerati50 2020-2021