Crowdfunding

FundedHere gets regulator okay to operate equity and debt crowdfunding
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).
pitchIN Equity launches, first issuance in mid-April
Malaysia’s crowdfunding pioneer pitchIN has launched its equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform, with the first campaigns slated to go live in mid-April.
New ECF platform Ata Plus launches, in for the long haul
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.
Week in Review: Malaysia’s spectrum refarming
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 launches, unfazed by other ECF platforms
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.
Wanna help underprivileged kids? Donate your old smartphone
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.
Fintech startup Skolafund aims to help underprivileged students
Skolafund aims to be the biggest education financing platform in Asia by helping underprivileged students pay their fees via crowdfunding.
Filling the gap between investors and SMEs
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.
Mavcap makes RM2.95mil investment in SimplyGiving.com
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.
3 ways to get networks working for your business
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.
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