Funding Ecosystem

SEA startup exits: M&As to overshadow IPOs
There will be a 500% increase in the number of M&As in SEA from 2015 to 2020, according to a report that Golden Gate Ventures has just released.  
Malaysia’s GBS/ SSO industry to grow 10-15% in 2016
Outsourcing Malaysia believes that despite the various economic and external challenges faced by Malaysia, the local global business services (GBS) sector will continue to see strong growth and good prospects.
Why unicorns are going to be elusive in Malaysia
Anwar Jumabhoy looks at the ‘US Technology Wealth Creation’ model, and whether it can be adopted by other countries.
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.
Dumb money burns, smart money learns
Although it might seem obvious, angels who made their wealth from traditional industries are handicapped by one glaring flaw – they’ve never actually invested or worked in tech, writes Justin Hall.
Regional equity crowdfunding platform launched
The CrowdPlus.asia equity crowdfunding platform has been launched across five Asian markets, with its operator describing ECF as an alternative, if not downright disruptive, avenue for startups and SMEs to raise funds.
MBAN ups awareness through ‘Futurising Asean Angels’ summit
The upcoming Malaysian Business Angels Network Summit 2015 will give a sense of how the angel investor movement is growing – or not – in Malaysia.
Only cockroaches and startups left when unicorns become extinct
In the event of nuclear economic armageddon, unicorns might just return to being endangered species once more, and the only things left will be cockroaches and early-stage startups, writes Justin Hall.
SMEs in Malaysia may be missing out on funding: ACCA
Small businesses may be missing out on accessing finance, investment opportunities and potential tax breaks because they are failing to properly measure and report the value of their ideas and innovations, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Week in Review: Of funding, courtship and zombies
The funding floodgates haven’t opened for the Malaysian startup ecosystem and we haven’t seen the ‘silly deals’ we expected, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan, who believes it’s time for the corporate world to step up.
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