Author: Lum Ka Kay

Redefining retail, the old-fashioned way
Eye Port has developed Trendy County, an omni-channel platform that intends to disrupt the retail sector with automated stores placed at high-traffic locations such as airports and universities.
Six more partners, Cradle co-investment funds reach nearly US$38mil
Cradle Fund has signed on six new partners, raising another RM52mil for its co-investment funds, which now total RM159.2mil (US$37.7mil).
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: A premium hybrid device, refined
Eye-popping price and short battery life aside, it is hard not to fall in love with the portability and productivity combo of the Surface Pro 4, writes Lum Ka Kay.
Malaysia, truly a mobile YouTube nation: Google-TNS study
A recent study by TNS Research and Google Malaysia found that Malaysians spent twice as much time per session on YouTube using mobile devices compared with the global average.
Etiqa plants SEED for women and youth empowerment via entrepreneurship
Etiqa has launched its ‘Socially and Economically Empowered Development’ (SEED) programme to help underprivileged women and youth become financially independent via entrepreneurship and employment.
Axiata adamant that Celcom won’t be affected by smaller spectrum allocation
Axiata is determined that its Malaysian subsidiary Celcom will not be affected by the smaller portion of spectrum it is being allocated under a refarming exercise, despite the fact that it will have to spend more on capital expenditure.
Beauty startup Favful raises US$100K+ pre-seed funding
KL-based beauty startup Favful has raised pre-seed funding of 'over US$100,000' from Singaporean venture capital firm Segnel Venture and Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups.
Revenue at all-time high for Axiata in 2015
Axiata Group posted a 7.8% growth in net profit for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2015, partly helped by forex gains and strong performances from its Sri Lankan, Cambodian and Indian units.
Aiming to be the ‘Spotify’ of visual content
Chicago-based stock imagery startup StockUnlimited is attempting to make visual content easy and affordable for people to use, legally.
Pitching 201: Understanding investor-speak, validating your idea
Having a great idea isn’t enough, you also need to understand what your potential investors need to know about your startup; most importantly, you need to validate your idea.
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