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The future of Malaysia’s startup ecosystem is in building more, and better, startups
A panel discussion at the KL Startup Summit highlights the gaps and goals of the Malaysian startup ecosystem.
MDEC launches funding facilitation initiatives for 2021
The agency has introduced Founders Grindstone and Investor Matching initiatives, aimed at boosting economic competitiveness through digitalisation
TaqwaTech championer, Thomas Tsao
Thomas Tsao, along with Gobi Partners, which he is a founding partner of, has been able to help shape the tech startup scene in ASEAN. They also coined TaqwaTech – Muslim-serving tech startups – which they are heavily pushing
East Ventures closes oversubscribed sixth fund at US$75mil
Cements commitment to support the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem, particularly Indonesia.
MESTECC pushes for US$4.85m corporate tax incentive to be introduced before year end
Designed to encourage corporates to invest in VCs targeting Malaysian startups Cabinet paper to be tabled in 2-weeks on restructuring of agencies & funds under Mestecc
New appointments to the Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Development Council
Provides vision and direction, advises the government and facilitates greater coordination of strategies for the development of the VC and private equity PE industry.
MaGIC appoints seasoned VC, Dzuleira Abu Bakar, as new CEO
It has taken four months but the Malaysian Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) has finally picked Dzuleira Abu Bakar who was running Cradle Seed Ventures as its new MaGIC CEO.
Gobi Partners appoints former Mavcap CEO as managing director for Asean
Jamaludin Bujang helped Mavcap create, manage, and participate in nine funds with a combined size of up to US$8490 million since 2014.
Hack to win RM15,000 and a job with Hong Leong Bank
Seeks fit-for-hire participants with a knack for digital innovation and curiosity in understanding the customer journey.
Thailand's Sunday raises US$10mil in Series A funding
Round is led by Vertex Ventures SEA and India.
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