What happens when startups up-and-leave the country after getting their Series A or B funding, especially after getting their start via public funds?
The equity crowdfunding platform that the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is proposing will depend heavily on investor confidence, its chairman Ranjit Ajit Singh acknowledged.
The fifth edition of Echelon began with a bang today (June 10) with a capacity crowd of more than 1,500 at the MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO venue.
The one-to-one funding partnership announced last month by Malaysia’s Cradle Fund and Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures aims to not only bridge the funding gap in the local ecosystem, but also arrest the ‘entrepreneurial brain drain,' says Cradle chief Nazrin Hassan.
Much said about funding gap, but it’s really growth stage funding that is lacking A void Mavcap and Silicon Valley’s Elixir Capital Management hope to fill
Malaysia has produced some of South-East Asia’s most successful dotcom and ICT companies, and has much to offer the smart investor, but is somehow not on investors’ radars, writes Dr V. Sivapalan.
There is an undeniable gap between the potential of South-East Asia as a market for technology startups and the number of venture capital funds available to such entrepreneurs, but that will change when there are more success stories, according to panellists at the monthly Disrupt discussion.
Let’s stop just talking about the funding gap in the Malaysian and even larger South-East Asian ecosystem, and help do something about it, writes A. Asohan.