Author: Lum Ka Kay

Event booking + planning = Venuescape
KL-based venue-booking startup Venuescape has expanded from the Klang Valley to the northern Malaysian state of Penang, and that's just the start.  
Women in STEM careers: Just do it
IBM executive security advisor Diana Kelley says that anyone can pursue a career in STEM-related fields, including women, and that they should ‘just do it.’
Manufacturing trial-and-error … virtually
Prototyping is a crucial but a time-consuming and expensive endeavour, and this is where VR technology can play a part, according to ESI Group.
AppShack Asia announces US$4mil venture fund
KL-based AppShack has officially launched its ‘pitching platform,’ and announced it has set up a US$3.77mil venture fund and intends to produce a reality show.
Online venue-booking startup VMO geared for expansion
KL-based online venue booking startup VMO is eyeing expansion – first to other Malaysian cities, then to neighbouring markets like Thailand and Singapore.
Malaysia’s BDA challenge: Talent and open data
Malaysia's national ICT custodian MDeC recognises that the two main challenges the country faces in its regional BDA hub ambition are talent development and the availability of open data sets.
ServisHero secures US$2.7mil pre-Series A
KL-based on-demand services startup ServisHero has raised US$2.7 million in a pre-Series A round led by Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures, with participation from Cradle Seed Ventures.
MDeC’s 2020 vision to make Malaysia a regional BDA hub
MDeC has set a target date of 2020 to make Malaysia a regional hub for Big Data Analytics, announces the Asean Data Analytics Exchange and launches a BDA community portal.
Dirty, dirty boy: Malaysians lack ‘cyber-hygiene’
When it comes to cybersecurity awareness, there is a pretty big gap between what Malaysians know, and what they think they know, writes Lum Ka Kay.
pitchIN Equity launches, first issuance in mid-April
Malaysia’s crowdfunding pioneer pitchIN has launched its equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform, with the first campaigns slated to go live in mid-April.
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