Though relatively young, Malaysia’s startup ecosystem is on an upward trajectory
Malaysia’s Equity Crowd Funding (ECF) push may just have got its breakout moment thanks to Effon Khoo and his cloud-based SME solution, KakiTangan.com.
Having raised US$310mil over the four years of its existence, foodpanda’s focus on profitability has Karamjit Singh pondering, and wondering if Khailee Ng is wrong about his ‘feeding frenzy’ prediction.
Izmus aims to connect Israeli startups and companies with Singapore investors so that these companies can use the Lion City as a regional launchpad.
Having a great idea isn’t enough, you also need to understand what your potential investors need to know about your startup; most importantly, you need to validate your idea.
As the risk appetite declines, the propensity for investors to continue supporting multibillion-dollar funding rounds at sky-high valuations will understandably wane, writes Justin Hall.
2015 was a year of progress for the Malaysian tech ecosystem, especially when it came to startups, but whether the good news outweighed the bad is debatable, according to the panellists at the first Digital News Asia (DNA) Disrupt monthly networking event of 2016.
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.
The IPO route brings about its own challenges, Flexiroam Ltd founder and managing director Jef Ong Kenn Tat told the Echelon Malaysia 2015 conference.
Differences in culture, economic growth and technological development all notwithstanding, perhaps the most formidable challenge affecting the unrestricted flow of venture capital across South-East Asia is the sheer complexity in navigating the legal environments within each respective market, writes Justin Hall of Golden Gate Ventures.