Author: Karamjit Singh
Doorstep.com.my, an online retail business focused on the corporate market, has seen a quantum leap in revenue within a year. It is now looking for a strategic partner for an equity injection to help it expand into new markets.
The Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF), being held May 23-25 at the Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, kicked off with a pre-conference training day which saw hundreds of eager start-ups hungry to get feedback from regional angel investors on the viability of their products and go-to-market strategy.
The market that DiGi built a multibillion-ringgit business in over the past 10 years has stopped growing, and will be further diminishing in importance. Its CEO Henrik Clausen tells Digital News Asia how he and his company are facing that reality.
MSC status company Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd recorded around US$4.8 million revenue for 2011, a 30% jump over 2010. Profits, at US$670,000, were up 80% over 2010. The company is now expanding into Singapore and eyeing an eventual listing.
Exabytes and MOLPay have forged a pact to jointly provide Malaysian merchants with a fast, easy and affordable payment gateway system to enable e-commerce.
Heikal M. Ali, executive director of Jalenas, still dreams of providing affordable high-speed broadband to Malaysians, and is putting his money where his mouth is.
The man behind virtualmalaysia is now building a travel platform that he reckons will be the global standard for matching B2C travel packages to allow travelers to make smarter buying choices. To read the free version of this article, go here
The inaugural 1337 Bus Hackathon got off to a great start, with close to 30 participants involved. DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh spent some time with the programming geeks to get a glimpse into what the community can do and reports from it.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia missed out on driving home important messages when a foreign company announced RM4 billion worth of investments. As "CEO" of Mlaaysia, what Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak can do more of is to speak about innovation and doing things better. This is after all the year of the National Science and Innovation Movement Year 2012. He should infuse all his speeches with works such as innovation, not being afraid to fail, dare to be different.
virtualmalaysia has rebranded its B2B search engine to Smart Online Travel Assistant (SOTA), not the decidedly awkward Standard Online Tourism Architecture, as part of a move to help consumers get to information more effectively.