Startups

Huawei to invest US$100mil to support APAC startup ecosystem 
Huawei announced its plan to invest US$100 mil to build a sustainable startup ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region over the next three years. 
Microsoft supports accelerator programmes launched by multi-party group
Microsoft to support accelerator programmes launched by the MaGIC, SIDEC and Sunway iLabs, to fast-track the ecosystem’s growth and innovation.
Parenting-focused, edamama, raises US$5mil funding round
Philippine-based startup Edamama, an ecommerce platform catered to mothers, said it has raised US$5 mil(RM20.8 mil) in its pre-series A round.
Allianz General to be in NEXEA Corporate Accelerator Programme
Allianz General is set to feature in NEXEA Corporate Accelerator Programme 2021 for the second year running, renewing its interest in discovering potential partnerships.
Selangor Accelerator Programme 2021 focuses on Agrotech and Fintech under new norms
Fourth cohort to focus on Agrotech, Fintech,Greentech, e-Commerce 43% of past 90 SAP participants received funding post programme
Investors form Fintech Angel Operators, a boon to early stage startups
Executives from the largest fintechs in Southeast Asia launch Fintech Angel Operators to bring on-the-ground expertise to early-stage startups.
Second ScaleUp Endeavor program launched in Malaysia – looking for entrepreneurs who dream big, want to scale fast
Target double revenue growth & hit cumulative fundraising of US$30mil Mentor paired with entrepreneurs to guide through complexities of scaling
Arus Oil, Cult Creative winners of Alpha Startup™ Digital Accelerator 2021
36th cohort of 1337 Ventures organised accelerator saw 11 final pitches 37th cohort kicked off with focus on fintech and insurtech startups
500 Startups kicks off Batch 4 of Global Launch Singapore
The programme helps early and growth-stage startups worldwide learn how to enter the Singaporean market and has begun applications.
MDEC launches Innovation Exchange programme
The MIX is designed to accelerated digitalisation of nation’s economy by linking corporates to local tech startups and scale-ups.
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