Investments

Week in Review: Let’s not put Alibaba on a pedestal
Alibaba’s initiatives into Malaysia should be judged on the positive impact they have on businesses and not on its rhetoric.
MOL founder advises young entrepreneurs to be most careful when successful
MOL Global founder, Ganesh Kumar Bangah, advices startup founders to adopt strategic planning for growth, performance reporting and risk management as a core part of their business.    
Japan’s GMO Payment Gateway makes ‘strategic investment’ in Macrokiosk
Macrokiosk Bhd announced it has secured a direct strategic investment from GMO Internet Group’s unit, GMO Payment Gateway Inc.
Singapore’s Deskera to invest US$37mil on cloud data centre
Singapore-based Deskera said it will invest S$50 million (US$37 million) over the next three years to build its own cloud data centre in the city-state.
SEA VCs are laggards, Singapore truly a startup hub: Google-Temasek report
The South-East Asian startup scene is certainly booming but venture capitalists (VCs) in the region are just not keeping up, according to a report by Google Inc and Temasek Holdings.
Anam opens SEA hub, secures investment from Malaysian businessman
Anam Technologies Ltd said it has secured a 'multimillion-dollar' investment from Malaysian businessman Mohd Razali Abdul Rahman to assist the company’s expansion in the region.
Khazanah takes stake in travel search company Skyscanner
Khazanah Nasional has joined four other parties to invest a total of US$192mil in global travel search engine Skyscanner, for an undisclosed stake.  
Infineon to invest US$233mil in Melaka
Infineon Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd said it will invest RM1 billion (US$233 million at current rates) in capacity expansion, innovation, and upgrading its manufacturing facilities in the state of Melaka.
Mavcap makes RM2.95mil investment in SimplyGiving.com
The Malaysian Government’s venture capital arm Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd (Mavcap) has invested RM2.95 million (US$690,000 at current rates) in social crowdfunding platform SimplyGiving.com.
ST Telemedia enters big data space with investment in US-based Datameer
ST Telemedia said it was the lead investor in San Francisco, California-based big data analytics and visualisation company Datameer’s US$40-million financing round, with Top Tier Capital Partners joining in.
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