KL-based accelerator and early-stage investor 1337 Ventures has announced a partnership with Convergence Ventures, Baidu Indonesia and Gobi Partners to bring its Alpha Startups bootcamp to Indonesia.
Tune Studios and BAC Ventures have completed the acquisition of Malaysian live music booking startup Gigfairy for an undisclosed amount.
1337 Ventures said it has made ‘micro investments’ in three Philippines-based startups that participated in its recent Alpha Startups pre-accelerator programme in Cebu, even as it continues to roll out its programmes in more South-East Asia countries.
A BrainChild programme adopted by GLCs in Malaysia is enjoying CEO support due to the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ being injected into participants, reports Karamjit Singh.
After successfully training corporate types and entrepreneurs for about 10 years, Bikesh Lakhmichand and his iTrain are all set to take on a new challenge: Training young unemployed graduates to become successful entrepreneurs.
Google's Made with Code, a movement launched in June 2014 to inspire girls to learn to code, will be hitting Malaysian shores on Nov 21 with a workshop to be conducted by iTrain Kids.
1337 Ventures said it is working with Department of Science & Technology Philippines to bring its Alpha Startups idea validation or ‘pre-accelerator’ programme to the Philippines.
In a sign that more corporates are starting to engage with startups to accelerate their ideation, Maybank Group has partnered with 1337 Ventures to run a four-country Ignite roadshow to pick 20 startups to head to KL for a bootcamp, writes Karamjit Singh.
Gigfairy, which operates a community marketplace that matches musicians with (what else?) gigs and promoters, said it has secured RM100,000 (approximately US$28,000) in pre-seed funding in a round led by Endeavor Capitals, an investment company based in Kuala Lumpur.
1337 Ventures is on the hunt for aspiring entrepreneurs to join the fourth intake of Alpha Startups, its pre-accelerator programme, which begins on Jan 5, 2015.