Author: Karamjit Singh

Dealmates pivots its way into a stronger footing
While speed to market is still considered a huge advantage in the online world, there are occasions when being late to the game can mean that you also see some warning signs early on while your competitors chase the prized market leadership position -- which is what has happened to Dealmates, according to its CEO Erman Akinci.
SME Corp launches first Digital Malaysia EPP
It is probably the first of the much anticipated Digital Malaysia slew of entry point projects (EPPs) to be go live. As of Sept 1, 2012 SME Corporation Malaysia has quietly launched the Enabling ePayment for SMEs and Micro Enterprises EPP under Digital Malaysia.
‘Entrepreneurs not equitable in asking for money’
Most of the companies Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) has invested in since 2011 have been startups, and quite a few of them have failed, says its chief executive officer Jamaludin Bujang.
Mavcap asking for ‘substantial amount’ from govt
Even though Mavcap has RM100 million left over from its last allocation from the Malaysian Government, it will be asking for more – ‘actually quite a substantial amount,’ says its CEO.
Rakuten Malaysia to eventually mimic Japan parent
Rakuten Malaysia wants to grow into a full-line Internet services company, just as in Japan where it offers customers various online services including travel, e-reading, banking and financial services, securities and online marketing expertise.
Mavcap looking for a few good men (and women)
It's been close to a year since Jamaludin Bujang took over as Mavcap CEO. DNA caught up with Jamaludin recently to get a feel for how Mavcap is doing, especially over the first seven months of the year, and how much money it has left to invest.
Homegrown MSC companies hit RM10bil local sales in 2011
MSC Malaysia companies in the InfoTech Cluster that are Malaysian-owned chalked up an impressive US$2.6 billion  in local sales last year.
Where the action is clearly down south
Iskandar Malaysia made great progress in getting investors, both foreign and local, to buy into its growth story. However, Malaysians remain skeptical about the mega project.
Jaring board surprised by timing of CEO resignation
UPDATED Jaring Communications Chairman Datuk Dr Md Khir Abdul Rahman says they were only surprised at timing of CEO resignation and that the turnaround plan the ex-CEO structured is only just taking off. In the interim Khir will make sure that Jaring will continue to focus on plans and activities which are value creation.
Rakuten enters Malaysian e-commerce market in a unique way
Malaysia proved to be a unique challenge to Japan’s Rakuten, but was an attractive enough market for the globally successful e-commerce superstar to take risks it has never taken done before in any other country.
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