Now that Malaysian Debt Venture is into its second decade, its CEO Zubir Ansori Yahaya talks about the new direction he wants to take, and the RM40mil fund he aims to launch in 2014.
The Malaysian Government is very receptive to policy lobbying when it comes from industry associations, say the folks at TeAM.
Playing a critical role in the tech ecosystem in Malaysia, Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) has helped close to 500 companies over the last 11 years.
Following the recent launch of the Bioeconomy Transformation Program (BTP) by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Tun Razak, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) and Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (Biotech Corp) announced 10 Entry Point Projects (EPPs).
Don’t for a moment be lured into thinking that Budget 2013 offered very little for the ICT industry, argues DNA founder Karamjit Singh as DNA presents a Face-Off over the Sept 28 announcement.
There was no specific funding support for the ICT sector in the 2013 Budget proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, aside from the RM150 million (US$48.8 million) allocated to create 100 internet centers with high speed broadband for Malaysians to access. The funding will come via industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission or MCMC