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Empower your startup with Echelon Malaysia 2014

Empower your startup with Echelon Malaysia 2014

e27 is taking Echelon to Malaysia. Learn from Asia’s tech and business leaders, and power up your startup to the next level   Synopsis e27 is bringing the Echelon magic to Malaysia with Echelon Malaysia 2014. Home to tech companies like JobStreet and the recently-listed MOL, the Malaysian startup scene is developing rapidly, with initiatives like


[Malaysia] Digital Atelier Kuala Lumpur #01

Learn from digital & social marketing experts at a lecture/workshop by Hyper Island & award-winning digital agency VLT     Synopsis: Regional award-winning digital agency, VLT Kuala Lumpur is partnering with Hyper Island to bring you Digital Atelier Kuala Lumpur Edition #01. Enter Hackerscape at SSTwo Mall, and learn from industry mavens as they share


MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price


1st government-led cyber sale; are websites glitch free?

1 more day to first ever government-led cyber sale in the world; are participating merchant websites in Malaysia well-prepared for it? Malaysia will be the first in the world to have an online sale that is organised by any government. It will be the largest online sale ever in Malaysia starting from 29th September to 1st October 2014.


Loanstreet introduces suite of services to help the bankrupt

The firm’s CEO Jared Lim talks to e27 about how its eligibility testing system helps loan seekers save time and effort Malaysia-based loan comparison service Loanstreet’s CEO Jared Lim knows the sort of hurdles one has to cross in order to procure a home loan. In 2009, his family got into financial difficulties and lost


Thailand’s Pomelo Fashion now in Singapore; soon to enter Malaysia

Ten thousand registered users in Singapore so far. How will Singaporeans react to this Thailand-based Korea-style fashion e-commerce website? Thailand-based fashion e-commerce website Pomelo Fashion announced last week that it has officially launched in Singapore. For background, the online-only brand was first launched in Thailand a year ago with a focus on Korea-designed and -manufactured


Financial comparison website iMoney secures US$4M from iSelect

Malaysia-based iMoney wants to triple its regional web traffic to five million monthly unique visitors by next year Malaysia-based financial comparison website iMoney has today announced securing MYR 13 million (US$4 million) from Australian publicly-listed online comparison service iSelect Limited, which will now own 20.1 per cent of shares in iMoney. According to an official statement,


Based in the capital of Malaysia? Here are some jobs for you!

Kuala Lumpur is no second fiddle to Singapore in terms of its tech scene. Here are jobs in Malaysia’s Capital from Adenue and Easyuni Ever since our last installment on startup and tech jobs in Kuala Lumpur, the startup and tech scene in Malaysia’s capital city has only grown, with events such as AngelHack and Lean


Peatix celebrates official launch in Malaysia with Ringgit option

Will Malaysian event organisers gravitate towards ticketing platform Peatix? Japan-based online ticketing platform Peatix yesterday announced its official move into Malaysia with a Malaysian Ringgit payment option. Prior to its announcement, organisers on the platform could only create US dollar-based paid events in the country, said Emi Takemura, Head of Asia, Peatix. According to an official

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12 facts you might not know about mobile in Malaysia

If you think you know enough about the neighbour, you surely are in for a surprise #1. Mobile penetration in Malaysia is higher than Indonesia, United States and world’s average However according to UBS research, Malaysia only ranks #4 in Southeast Asia in terms of mobile penetration, behind Singapore, Vietnam and guess what, Cambodia! #2.

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Fatfish acquires majority stake in Malaysian mobile game studio AppXplore

Fatfish’s subsidiary High Joyful International to buy 70 per cent of AppXplore for US$220,000 Singapore-based internet venture accelerator Fatfish Internet Group recently acquired 70 per cent stake in Malaysian mobile game company AppXplore Sdn Bhd. The buyout of AppXplore will to be done by Fatfish’s 70 per cent-owned subsidiary High Joyful International for US$220K. “Mobile games developed by AppXplore


Meet your personal date consultant with Malaysia’s Lovesprk

Now, perfect dates aren’t that hard to create. Just ask newly launched platform Lovesprk My sort of date night might sound utterly boring to some: two absolutely scrumptious bacon burgers, root beer floats, a comfortable couch with pillows aplenty, and a flat screen TV playing Breaking Bad in 3D. I am, of course, exaggerating, but for many


[Malaysia] SoftLayer Asia Roadshow – Kuala Lumpur

Softlayer Asia Roadshow comes to Kuala Lumpur to train startups and tech teams on creating positive business impact through cloud computing Synopsis: Speed is a startup’s main competitive advantage against larger companies. For tech startups and SMEs, scaling fast without breaking things is a primary concern for technical co-founders and tech teams. Your business demands easily deployable


[Malaysia] Startup Weekend Johor Bahru

Test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup at the 1st ever Startup Weekend in Johor Bahru! Synopsis: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join