Mavcap

Is Malaysia ‘losing out’ to Singapore?
While it’s great to see Echelon back in Malaysia for a second time, it raises questions of how well the Malaysian start-up scene is projecting itself regionally, A. Asohan writes.
Week in Review: Fueling the dreams of start-ups
Funding from both public and private money helps fire up entrepreneurs with big dreams, writes DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh.
Disrupt #5: Follow the money, with Grove and Jamaludin
Next week’s Disrupt on Wed the 20th at Plug and Play Technologies Sdn Bhd, 7th Floor South Tower, Gardens, is all about the money. Who is giving it out, and what the funders like in the ideas and the entrepreneurs.
Frustration the trigger for success at iGene
iGene CEO Matt Chandran was doing well providing consultancy and selling a bioinformatics software solution to clients when it hit him that clients 'did not have the will to tap the power of our software to its maximum potential.' That led to his company building on it to deliver its own service.
Week in Review: Get in on the conversations!
Digital News Asia (DNA) founder Karamjit Singh tells us why he is totally loving the interactive conversations that our articles trigger, via social media and also through the comments section, and urges entrepreneurs to share to help grow the ecosystem.
Push comes to shove, PUsh will fail
Karamjit Singh lists a multitude of reasons why the RM80-million government initiative to create three competitive bumi ICT companies will not work.
‘There’s a lot of Malaysia in this movie’
War of The Worlds: Goliath director Joe Pearson explains why, despite it being an international effort, the movie is very much Malaysia’s.
Technopreneur Leon Tan gets his dream geek-fest
How Leon Tan and his team managed to make the movie 'War of The Worlds: Goliath' is perhaps a lesson for all aspiring entrepreneurs, not just those in the creative content space. They had a vision, they had to get funding, the timing just came together, and they pivoted … many times.
‘War of The Worlds: Goliath’ beats Madagascar 3 at 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles
Tripod Films’ animated full feature film, War of The Worlds: Goliath (WOTWG), was recognized as the Best 3D Animated Feature Film at the 3D Film Festival held last week in Los Angeles, which Tripod CEO Leon Tan says is validation that Malaysian companies can make great global products. Indeed, it beat two mainstream Hollywood movies for the honor.
‘Entrepreneurs not equitable in asking for money’
Most of the companies Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) has invested in since 2011 have been startups, and quite a few of them have failed, says its chief executive officer Jamaludin Bujang.
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