Singapore’s crowdfunding scene is set for a boost with crowdfunding platform FundedHere being issued a Capital Markets Services licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
Malaysia’s crowdfunding pioneer pitchIN has launched its equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform, with the first campaigns slated to go live in mid-April.
An equity crowdfunding platform that brings good companies to investors who wish to support those doing things right – that’s what Ata Plus hopes to be known as.
News of Malaysia’s spectrum refarming exercise will likely dominate for months to come, predicts Karamjit Singh, while cautioning readers to not drink too much Kool Aid when it comes to startup funding.
Crowdo, which officially launched its equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia on Jan 11, believes it has what it takes to beat off its rivals and emerge on top.
Malaysian crowdfunding platform for education projects Give.my is urging people to donate their old smartphones to its Virtual Reality Field Trips programme for underprivileged students.
Skolafund aims to be the biggest education financing platform in Asia by helping underprivileged students pay their fees via crowdfunding.
P2P lending is gaining traction in Singapore, with local startup Funding Societies having disbursed S$2.4mil worth of loans in the few months since its official launch.
The Malaysian Government’s venture capital arm Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) has invested RM2.95 million (US$690,000 at current rates) in social crowdfunding platform SimplyGiving.com.
To get the most benefits out of our networked society, businesses should focus on three phenomena that we commonly see: Communities of practice, social proof, and reciprocity, writes Christina Andersson of Hyper Island.