Start-up

Start-ups: Treasure your techies
Is too much of Malaysia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem being driven by business types, and not by the technologists – the ties over the t-shirts? A. Asohan ponders …
Malaysia launches national angel network
Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, an agency under the Ministry of Finance, has launched the Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN), which will educate, train and accredit angel investors.
Sustainable social start-ups and the ecosystem
Golden Gate Ventures co-founder Vinnie Lauria writes on social enterprises and the larger start-up ecosystem in South-East Asia.
Helping startups find the right clique
Patronage platform CliqueFund wants to help start-ups extend community engagement with a different kind of crowd-funding, and is fully focused on a mobile delivery strategy with a private beta launch slated for early 2013.
Hey, VCs: Market trumps team
VCs should not be looking at the existing team and saying it is not good enough to execute the idea, so they will not invest. The point of the investment is to hire the rest of the team, to create an ‘A team’ that can go on to build a great company, writes Dr V. Sivapalan.
PropertyGuru’s boot-strapped path to success
PropertyGuru’s ascendancy provides many lessons for aspiring technopreneurs. Founder Steve Melhuish talks to DNA about the early bootstrap days and how to build a business in a market that isn’t there yet.
Discovering beauty with a Wonderbox
Subscription-based 'beauty discovery' service Wonderbox enjoying growing interest from target audience of busy female professionals and seeks to facilitate experience-based marketing for beauty brands.
MyTeksi ups the ante
Five months after it officially launched in June, MyTeksi has a new general manager and an enhanced version of its software based on feedback from passengers and even drivers.
Social Innovation Lab to spur social enterprise startups
The Social Innovation Lab, launched in conjunction with the World Innovation Forum 2012 in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 5, aims to partner businesses and NGOs to spur social enterprises.
World Entrepreneurship Forum takes Malaysia’s advice, thanks to Cradle’s Nazrin
Cradle CEO Nazrin Hassan was the sole Malaysian participant at this year’s World Entrepreneurship Forum, but his presence was sufficient to see some key recommendations from the nation’s perspective being included in the Forum’s guiding White Paper.
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