Nazrin Hassan

Cradle TV launches, aiming to be media hub for entrepreneurs
Early-stage grant provider Cradle Fund has launched its Cradle TV online channel, hoping to bridge the gap between startups and investors.
That burning desire to succeed
Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan shares his thoughts on the strengthening ecosystem in Malaysia, while wishing that more entrepreneurs had the burning desire to succeed.
pitchIN Equity launches, first issuance in mid-April
Malaysia’s crowdfunding pioneer pitchIN has launched its equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform, with the first campaigns slated to go live in mid-April.
Six more partners, Cradle co-investment funds reach nearly US$38mil
Cradle Fund has signed on six new partners, raising another RM52mil for its co-investment funds, which now total RM159.2mil (US$37.7mil).
Cradle co-investment fund surpasses RM100-mil mark
Cradle Fund has grown its co-investment programme fund size to RM107.2 million (US$25.11 million) after tying up with four additional partners: Senior Marketing System Asia, East Ventures SEA 2, MOC Capital and Qeerad Holdings.
Week in Review: GrabTaxi has left the SEA ecosystem
There was less buzz than usual when GrabTaxi raised its largest round so far, a whopping  US$350 million! Is it a case of funding fatigue, or because GrabTaxi is an entirely different creature now, DNA founder Karamjit Singh ponders.
Malaysian angels expected to invest US$3mil over next 12mths
Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN) hopes that its members will make about RM10 million (US$2.6 million) worth of investments over the next 12 months, partly helped by the network’s collaboration with London Business Angels (LBA).
Cradle out to plug deals outflow with seed venture initiative
Some may see the recent launch of Cradle Seed Ventures Pte Ltd as an initiative to encourage public-private partnership on the domestic startup funding front, but the move has a much bigger agenda: To prevent, or at least to minimise, the number of good deals flowing out of Malaysia.
Week in Review: Of funding, courtship and zombies
The funding floodgates haven’t opened for the Malaysian startup ecosystem and we haven’t seen the ‘silly deals’ we expected, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan, who believes it’s time for the corporate world to step up.
Ebizu gets US$139K Cradle funding, also stepping up regional expansion
Digital retail solutions provider Ebizu Sdn Bhd said it has been awarded CIP 500 funding by Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Ministry of Finance non-profit that provides early-stage funding.
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