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500 Startups’ ‘Distro Dojo’ to kick off in Malaysia in Aug
500 Startups will be launching its ‘Distro Dojo’ accelerator programme in Asia, supported by the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
PawnHero from the Philippines wows ‘em at Echelon 2015
Fintech startup PawnHero from the Philippines was crowned the winner at Echelon Asia Summit 2015, bucking the trend of Thai startups claiming the top prize over the last two years.
MDeC announces ‘MSC Malaysia for Startups,’ support from MaGIC
Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has officially launched the MSC Malaysia for Startups programme to facilitate and accelerate local startups in obtaining MSC Malaysia status.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) 500 Startups’ Khailee Ng steps down from MaGIC board
Entrepreneur and 500 Startups managing partner Khailee Ng (pic) has stepped down from the board of directors of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
Kaodim aims to elevate services quality
The duo behind Kaodim.com, managed to raise a RM2 million (US$550,000) seed round within four months of launching their site. Karamjit Singh writes why they don’t have to worry about having “He was a good employee” inscribed on their tombstones.
Glints team raises US$380K seed round, gives up Ivy League path
Singapore startup Glints, a professional platform for young people focused on career discovery and development, announced today that it has closed S$475,000 (approximately US$380,000)  in an oversubscribed seed round.
Week in Review: Asking the right questions
In a week when Khailee Ng shared what he looks for when making investments, and a small hardcore team of grouchy tech journalists raising, Disrupt #25 will delve into ‘What are the right questions for investors to ask?’, so DNA founder Karamjit Singh chips in with his two cents’ worth too.
500 Startups’ Khailee Ng on his investment preferences
Having invested in almost 30 startups in under eight months for 500 Startups, managing partner Khailee Ng shares his investment strategy and what he looks for with Karamjit Singh.
500 Startups appoints Khailee Ng managing partner
Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups has announced the election of two new managing partners, Bedy Yang and Khailee Ng, a Malaysian and a Digital News Asia Digerati50.
Thai fashion e-commerce startup Pomelo raises US$1.6 million
Thai-based Pomelo Fashion said it has raised US$1.6 million in pre-Series A funding, led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Skype cofounder Toivo Annus, 500 Startups, Fenox Ventures, Queens Bridge Ventures and others.
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