Funding

Hey, VCs: Market trumps team
VCs should not be looking at the existing team and saying it is not good enough to execute the idea, so they will not invest. The point of the investment is to hire the rest of the team, to create an ‘A team’ that can go on to build a great company, writes Dr V. Sivapalan.
Japan's GMO VenturePartners eyes SEA with US$12mil fund
The trend of Japanese companies increasing their attention and investment in the South East Asia region continues with the addition of GMO VenturePartners and its US$12-million fund to the list.
Boxyroom's scam-free way to rent overseas property
For Singaporean Ang Pheng Huat, a friend cheated out of money when attempting to rent an apartment in Paris was the catalyst for his own journey into the world of start-ups and entrepreneurship.
Vincent Tan: Young people deserve ‘Angels’
It’s not every day that you get to meet a billionaire at an informal event but that’s exactly what over 100 people got to do at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt event held Oct 16 at the Plug & Play Technology Garden in Kuala Lumpur, where Tan Sri Vincent Tan, one of the wealthiest men in the country, was on hand to field questions.
Seeking that elusive ‘clarity’ for self and start-up
The fourth Cradle Coach & Grow clinic saw founders touch on engaging middlemen and the need for transparency in grant and fund disbursements.
Biotech Corp seeks new funding to promote ideas and entrepreneurs
Biotech Corp CEO Datuk Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal talks to Digital News Asia about funding, the bioeconomy and various developments within the biotech space in Malaysia.
Nusantara invests in clickTRUE’s expansion into Indonesia
Regional online marketing and advertising agency clickTRUE’s expansion into Indonesia has received got a boost with Series A financing led by Nusantara Ventures. clickTRUE Indonesia operates under its parent company clickTRUE Pte Ltd, headquartered in Singapore.
pitchIN pitches crowd-funding, Malaysian style
PitchIN, Malaysia’s version of Kickstarter-style crowdsourcing funding for creative projects, kicks off today. The idea came about when three entrepreneurs got together and talked about wanting to do more for the ecosystem.
Intel Capital: How one big boy treats funding
Chip giant Intel established its global investment and M&A organization Intel Capital in 1991. Its South-East Asian arm was established in 1999 and has since invested US$95 million in technology companies in the region – and not necessarily startups alone.
Event planning made easy
Yusno Yunos and his wife Noamifarah Rahimuddin faced a lot of stress in 2007 when planning their wedding. Determined to help other couples, they gave birth to their brainchild in 2010 -- Evenesis Event Management System, a web-based software that can help you effectively manage your events in a holistic manner.
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