Echelon Malaysia Satellite was a success, with a packed room listening to 15 start-ups pitching to earn a ticket to the main event in Singapore in June.
Catcha Group said it will be investing up to US$150 million in online businesses in the Asean region over the next five years, with announcements expected to be made over the coming weeks.
Japanese e-marketing company Opt Inc announced that it has acquired Catcha Digital Asia Pte Ltd (CDA), one of South-East Asia’s leading digital media networks, from Catcha Group Pte Ltd.
Catcha subsidiary iCar is going to use the same business model as its property classifieds sister company iProperty: Acquire, consolidate and conquer.
While start-ups complain about how hard it is to raise money in Malaysia, there is a lot more money available today than ever before for entrepreneurs -- but it is money seeking quality in both the idea and team that will execute, writes Karamjit Singh.
The start-up space is recognized as amongst the most vibrant sectors in the country’s technology ecosystem, yet it is still very hard for entrepreneurs to raise money in Malaysia, panelists at the DNA-TeAM Disrupt session said.
Funding from both public and private money helps fire up entrepreneurs with big dreams, writes DNA founder and CEO Karamjit Singh.
Next week’s Disrupt on Wed the 20th at Plug and Play Technologies Sdn Bhd, 7th Floor South Tower, Gardens, is all about the money. Who is giving it out, and what the funders like in the ideas and the entrepreneurs.
Catcha Group chairman and CEO Patrick Grove is on the Australia Unlimited: Global Achievers list; only one based in Malaysia
Catcha Media Berhad (Catcha Media) announced today its subsidary, iCar Asia Limited (iCar), successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on Sept 11.