Crowdfunding

WayWearable blends IoT and skincare analytics in hardware push
Combining skincare and wearable tech, South Korea’s WayWearable is chasing a US$490bil market but is all too cognisant of the unique set of challenges a hardware startup faces, reports Gabey Goh.
Capital Match looks to play matchmaker for SMEs seeking loans
P2P lending platform Capital Match, founded by ex-Rocket Internet executive Pawal Kuznicki and former investment banker Kevin Lim, is looking to play matchmaker to Singapore SMEs and individual investors.
Microsoft-powered crowdfunding portal to aid human trafficking victims
Microsoft Corp and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have announced the launch of 6Degree.org, a crowdfunding portal that would enable the public to directly support the voluntary return and sustainable reintegration of individual human trafficking victims.
Three crowdfunding platforms form alliance out of Singapore
Singapore crowdfunding platforms CoAssets, FundedByMe, and New Union said they have formed an alliance to grow the crowdfunding industry in South-East Asia.
SC releases new guidelines for equity crowdfunding
Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released the Guidelines on Regulation of Markets under Section 34 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 to introduce new requirements for the registration of equity crowdfunding (ECF) platforms, and to provide governance arrangements for the operator of such platforms.
MDeC and partners launch tech-enabled campaign to aid flood victims
With Malaysia having suffered its worst floods in recorded history, which have left some 200,000 people homeless, national ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has taken the lead to launch the ‘#TogetherWithU’ or ‘#BersamaMu’ community campaign to aid in the flood-recovery process.
Rocketech wants to connect single Muslims with Salamz
A new mobile dating app called Salamz, by Malaysia-based startup Rocketech Ltd, is targeting a gap -- young Muslim singles who want to meet the traditional way.
Equity crowdfunding: The good, and not so good
Industry players DNA spoke to share some of the pros and cons of the consultative paper Securities Commission Malaysia has put up for industry feedback on the impending launch of Malaysia’s equity crowdfunding platform.
Malaysia’s WaryBee in crowdfunding drive on StarHub platform
Malaysian startup WaryBee has launched a crowdfunding drive as one of the inaugural campaigns on StarHub’s Crowdtivate platform that also went live officially this morning (July 22).
Taking robotics research to the next level a challenge
Because of the large number of patients and a lack of therapists, stroke patients usually don’t have the chance to get enough rehabilitation for a proper recovery, an area UTM spinoff company TechCare Innovation Sdn Bhd hopes to address.
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