Startup Ecosystem

Malaysia’s IVV policy to be game-changer, says global software testing expert
Prof Jasbir Dhaliwal, chief innovation officer at the University of Memphis, is excited over Malaysia’s public sector Independent Verification and Validation policy for software, and tells Karamjit Singh why this is going to change things.
e27 lands US$2mil+ funding, to build bridges to China
Singapore-based ecosystem pioneer e27 has raised a US$2.2mil Series A round led by Beijing-based TechTemple Group, which would be used to connect the startup and investor communities in China and South-East Asia.
Izmus aims to connect the ecosystems in Israel and Singapore
Izmus aims to connect Israeli startups and companies with Singapore investors so that these companies can use the Lion City as a regional launchpad.
Week in Review: Telco challengers to the fore
DNA founder Karamjit Singh looks at YES 4G LTE launch, and shares a jaw-dropping moment courtesy of ‘Planet Startup.’
SEA startups: France wants you!
The French government wants South-East Asian startups, including those based in Singapore, to become of its ecosystem via the French Tech Ticket competition.
From entrepreneur to angel: Douglas Khoo’s journey
Malaysian entrepreneur-turned-angel Douglas Khoo of Qunar fame has a lot on his mind and is perfectly willing to share, as Benjamin Cher finds out at Echelon.
Golden Gate Ventures secures US$60mil for Fund II
Singapore-headquartered Golden Gate Ventures has secured US$60 million for its second early stage venture fund; with founding partner Vinnie Lauria arguing that Vietnam is the most under-rated economy in SEA.
New MaGIC CEO rolls up his sleeves, ready to launch new stuff
Newly-minted MaGIC CEO Ashran Ghazi shares his thoughts on the ecosystem and the latest project he’s working on: Creativity and Innovation Labs which will be launched by end-2016.
Malaysia’s IT agency MDEC spreads its wings to Indonesia
Malaysian government agency MDEC has spread its wings to neighbouring Indonesia, where it has partnered with local VC firm Kejora to help propel e-commerce and startup companies to the regional stage.
Angels in Malaysia lack strong ecosystem support, but doing well: Survey
A pioneering report on business angels in Malaysia reveals that while the ecosystem for angel investing needs to be strengthened, angel investors are doing quite well for themselves, writes Amanda Tiew.
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