Cradle Fund

Cradle's Rafiza Ghazali leaving to join KAF Investment consortium’s digital bank as CEO
Consortium did not want to hire traditional banker to lead the team Innovation role at Sime Darby & startup exposure worked in her favour
Digerati50: Therine Goh & Melissa Sim are top of the billboard
Launched AdEasy in 2017 to make it so easy that anyone can advertise Feel men need to learn from women founders on how to be more meticulous
Digerati50: Gunning for market dominance
Aims to win 30% market share in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China Help SMEs leverage digital tools that otherwise are too hard for them to handle
Malaysia's HealthMetrics Secures US$5 mil Series A from Japan’s ACA Investments
Expanding regional footprint to SEA, possible expansion of model to B2B2C Exploring closer integration with insurance partners to automate their processes
Sportstech startup, AirUpThere raising US$143k via pitchIN for SEA expansion
Huddle platform consists of marketplace & management suite for organisers Initial focus on 4 main sports in SEA, 2021 expansion to SG, PH & Indonesia
Digerati50: Aaron Sarma shines brightest
Successful exit now followed with active role in Malaysia’s startup ecosystem Credits MDEC & Cradle Fund for critical support during entrepreneurial journey
Enter the CIP Ignite and CIP Accelerate as Cradle aims to speed up commercialisation of innovation
Value added support in form of Structured Coaching Programme with mentor CIP Accelerate focused on deep tech firms, spin-offs from Unis & research institutes
Cradle finally fills top role with appointment of corporate exec, Rafiza Ghazali as group CEO
Immediate priority to navigate challenges & evolve with changing landscape Extensive process in search for CEO with Mosti and MOF collaboration
Cradle’s CGP kicks off with 60 startups in first intake of Season 5
Gells all players cohesively into dynamic ecosystem with Pay-It-Forward mentality Successful track record over 9 years provides beacon of hope to build resilient strategies  
Cradle launches 5th cohort of its highly successful CGP for 2020
Cradle launches the 5th cohort of it highly successful coaching programme which brings together players in the ecosystem to coach local entrepreneurs. With 100 spots available, this is the smallest cohort yet.
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