Startup Ecosystem

GGV launches second SEA fund, releases report on ecosystem
Golden Gate Ventures (GGV) has launched the US$50-million Golden Gate Ventures Fund II LP fund, its second for South-East Asian tech startups, and has released a research report on the VC investment climate in the region.
IMJ out to tap startup ecosystem surge in South-East Asia
The startup ecosystem in South-East Asia has certainly moved on to the next level in the two years IMJ Investment Partners has been in the region, in terms of both valuations and activity, according to its CEO Yuji Horiguchi.
Week in Review: The impact vs cost question
How much focus should be on the cost of public sector development programmes versus the expected impact from such programmes? The 500 Startups Distro Dojo accelerator programme in Malaysia supported by MaGIC causes Karamjit Singh to ponder this question.
500 Startups’ Khailee Ng expects a ‘feeding frenzy’ in Asean
500 Startups’ Khailee Ng sees the beginnings of a feeding frenzy in South-East Asia, similar to what the Indian startup scene is experiencing today. His Distro Dojo accelerator is hoping to catch the wave, in partnership with Malaysia’s MaGIC, writes Karamjit Singh.
DNA on BFM: The UEM tender, talents and … virgins
This week's Tech Talk show on BFM kicked off with the big RFP from the UEM Group for its technology transformation project.
Week in Review: MyEG stops playing the VC
MyEG, after behaving like a VC, will now revert to behaving like a typical corporate investor. Will this approach yield it better results? Karamjit Singh ponders.
MyEG on why it’s not in the Cradle Seed Ventures Fund
For those wondering why e-government services provider MyEG Services Bhd is not involved in the Cradle Seed Ventures Fund, it’s because its cofounder Wong Thean Soon (aka TS Wong) has a new game plan for investing in startups: He wants MyEG to have more control.
Singapore’s Tech in Asia raises US$4mil in Series C funding
Singapore-based startup blog Tech in Asia said it has secured a total of US$4 million in funding, led by the SB ISAT Fund which counts SoftBank and Indosat as partners.
Richer data needed on venture capital scene in Malaysia
The quality of data presented on the venture capital scene in Malaysia needs to get a lot richer, Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association chairman tells Karamjit Singh.
MaGIC hits Year One with CEO Yeoh hitting her stride
A more confident Cheryl Yeoh looks forward to the next 12 months at MaGIC, with the smooth execution of the MaGIC Accelerator Programme a big target.
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